Derek Rinaldi

Sheckler Sessions: An Australian Love Affair

YouTube Preview Image On this latest visit to Australia, Sheckler spent time cruising around the east coast for two weeks, linking up with Corbin Harris and Ryder Lawson to experience their versions of the place they are proud to call home.

“It’s one of the best places to go,” Ryan says. “Out of all my world travels, I continue to come back to Australia. The food tastes amazing, the girls are insane, there’s nightlife and great skating. I feel like I’m going to live there eventually.”

Element ‘Make It Count’: European Finals

YouTube Preview Image The European Finals for the Element Make it Count Contest Series were held in Lisbon, Portugal at the end of June. Eleven contestants from all over Europe were competing for an all expenses trip to California for the Global Finals.

Element riders Levi Brown, Madars Apse, Phil Zwijsen, Michael Mackrodt, Karsten Kleppan and Ruben Rodrigues were on hand to judge a very close contest. When the dust had settled Andrew Verde was declared the overall winner. Congrats also to Robbin De Wit who won the Dakine Wildcard prize.

2014 Make it Count International Contest Series Results
1. Andrew Verde
2. Rob Maatman
3. Ville Vierriko

SPoT Life: Damn Am at Familia HQ

YouTube Preview Image The Damn Am Contest Series rolled through Steve Nesser’s Familia HQ in Minneapolis this past weekend. Skaters from across the country battled for spots in Tampa Am at the Skatepark of Tampa later this year. Head over to the SPoT website for a list of results and a complete wrap-up.

Final Results
1. Cody Davis
2. Anthony Anaya
3. Tanner VanVark

The Cinematographer Project: Lee Dupont

YouTube Preview Image Lee Dupont focuses on San Diego’s Washington Street Skatepark for his “The Cinematographer Project” part. Some of the best transition skaters in San Diego County make appearances in this section.

Tristan Funkhouser: Know Future

YouTube Preview Image Tristan Funkhouser drops the first of four new “Know Future” clips from Thunder Trucks. Stay tuned for more videos from Nakel Smith, Jack Olson and Tyson Bowerbank coming soon.

Far’n High Finals & Best Trick

YouTube Preview Image TWS has posted this video recap from Sunday’s FAR’N HIGH contest in Paris, France where Greg Lutzka took the top spot in the street event and Braulio Sagas won the best trick contest.