Skateistan has recently been highlighted as one of 17 humanitarian activist organizations with compelling stories that will be featured in an upcoming United Nations’ social media campaign. The #ShareHumanity campaign calls on the young and connected to raise awareness surrounding some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises.
Alongside the U.N., Skateistan would like to urge its supporters to take the time to visit the website www.worldhumanitarianday.org and sign up to allow the World Humanitarian Day #ShareHumanity app to post the Skateistan story to their chosen social media feed for six hours starting Wednesday, August 18th.
Skateistan’s involvement in World Humanitarian Day has been featured in the Associated Press and The Washington Post.
Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, actor Ashley Judd, British business icon Richard Branson, and tennis star Maria Sharapova have already signed up. Please show your support for Skateistan and use your social media to share the importance of sport and education programs for vulnerable youth in Afghanistan, South Africa, and Cambodia.
This afternoon’s Vert Final at Dew Tour Los Angeles takes at 4pm PST/6pm ET. Tune in and check the action via the Live Stream beginning at 3:30pm PST/6:30pm ET!
Spitfire Wheels just released a video showing how Frank Gerwer and Tony Trujillo legally lifted Cardiel’s infamous gold rail from Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco. Have a look and be sure to check out Spitfire’s newly released Fall ’15 catalog as well.
“It’s Cardiel’s rail. He didn’t buy it, but he owns it” – Frank Gerwer
In a continued effort to support Rob Pontes and his family through his treatment for ALS. Real Skateboards and East Coast shops are hosting the 2nd Roll For Rob Skate Benefit this Saturday, August 15th in Northampton, MA from noon to 7PM at the Northampton skatepark.
Come out and skate with Justin Brock, Jake Ruiz and many more to help a fellow skater in need. There will be a crash up derby, prizes, giveaways and a demo.
Please visit Actions Realized for more info and ways to help Rob Pontes.
Coming out of absolutely nowhhere, Wacson Mass the little man with big hair and even bigger tricks crushed 100 plus other skaters for the win at the Damn Am Select Series Volcom stop. Side note: Wacson is actually from Brazil and you might just be looking at the next Felipe Gustavo. As a bonus he also qualifies straight into the Semi-Finals at Tampa Am. Go to SPoTTampa.com for more and follow @SPoTTampa.
Damn Am Costa Mesa Finals Results
1. Wacson Mass
2. Micky Papa
3. Gage Boyle
4. Zach Saraceno
5. Dashawn Jordan
Independent Best Trick Results
1. Frankie Villani (No Comply Hurricane)
2. Micky Papa Nollie (Flip Nosegrind)
3. Julian Christianson (270 Shove-It)
The newest Krooked drop has arrived…Flying burger gangs, new Pro One-Offs from Gonz, Drehobl, Cromer, Worrest, Anderson and the newest Guest Artist deck from Bay Area artist Zio Ziegler. Check out the new Zio Ziegler artist profile video and full Fall ’15 catalog right here.