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TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards in Long Beach

TWS Awards 2014Now in its 16th year, the TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards will officially recognize and honor the year’s top skaters and videos as voted on by the TWS editorial staff.

Thousands of TWS readers also had the chance to vote online to determine the winner of ”the TWS Readers’ Choice Award.”

In addition, TWS will be presenting the Eric Stricker Memorial Award, in memory of the late Eric Stricker, former editor of TransWorld SKATEboarding, and the TWS Legend Award, recognizing deserving recipients who have dedicated their hearts and souls to skateboarding.

All winners will be announced and awarded with their trophies during the invite-only live event on January 7th, 2014 in Long Beach, California during the Agenda trade show. Following the awards, there will be an exclusive trailer for the next TWS video #26 due out in Summer 2014.

The official nominees for this year’s TWS awards are:

Best Rookie (Pro)
Brad Cromer
Evan Smith
Jon Dickson
Julian Davidson
Mark Suciu

Best Team
Cliche
Deathwish
Element
Habitat
Zero

Best Video
Bon Voyage
Chronicles 2
Cold War
Deathwish
Made

TWS Readers’ Choice

Brandon Westgate
Chris Cole
Evan Smith
Ishod Wair
Mark Suciu
Silas Baxter-Neal
Wes Kremer

Best Video Part
Ishod Wair- Chronicles 2
Tommy Sandoval – Cold War
Jon Dickson – Deathwish
Brandon Westgate – Made
Silas Baxter-Neal – Perpetual Motion

Entry to awards show granted with Agenda trade show wristband. Working media invited to attend – complete a credential request right here.

Vans 2013 Highlight Blog

vans 2013To reflect upon all of the good times this past year Vans put together a highlight blog of some of their major accomplishments from 2013. Have a look and enjoy and Happy New Year to everyone.

Cruz Control with Cody Chapman

Santa Cruz am, Cody Chapman spends a day in SC tearing up his local spots. After a beachy curb sesh, he hit the SC Skatepark, Derby and the legendary Buena Vista pool.

Keep Skateistan Rolling in 2014

YouTube Preview ImageTo help Skateistan meet their goal of raising $35K and keep them rolling, they’ve asked members and supporters worldwide what Skateistan means to them. Check out the new video, the Spitfire X Skateistan benefit wheel, and find out how you can help and continue to support their efforts of providing skateboarding and educational opportunities to children in Afghanistan, Cambodia and around the world.

Vans Classic Tales: Cardiel Saves Jake Phelps

YouTube Preview ImageSF’s Hell Ride crew is slowly making their way through Australia skating the crustiest and gnarliest shit possible when John Cardiel challenges the Phelper to roll in on a 15-foot tall prehistoric U-pipe. Jake eats it and Cards assists him in this hilarious description of the incident. Watch the full second season of Vans Classic Tales right here.

Dave Bachinsky – Always On The Grind

YouTube Preview ImageDave Bachinsky drops a solid dose of unseen footage for this newest Venture Trucks Always on the Grind clip. Check it out.