Skateboarding legend Eric Dressen, talks about his new deck, the “Belleza”, by Santa Cruz Skateboards. Checkout his breakdown of the deck and more, amidst a session at Arto’s pool.
Vans and Jack’s Garage in partnership with the City of Huntington Beach have announced the grand opening of the highly anticipated Vans Off the Wall Skatepark and Jack’s Garage skate shop to take place on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Huntington Beach, California. Commencing with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 10am the free and public park will officially be open to the community until 4pm and from 10am to 7pm everyday thereafter. Activities and giveaways from Vans and Jack’s Garage are planned throughout opening day to celebrate the occasion, including autograph signings from Vans pro skateboarders and the inaugural “SoCal Sole of Fame” induction ceremony where Huntington Beach skate legends Christian Hosoi, Ed Templeton and Tosh Townend will be honored for their respective contributions to local skateboarding.
Designed and built by California Skateparks, the newly constructed 42,500 square foot Vans Off the Wall Skatepark is located at 7471 Center Avenue in Huntington Beach, California and the 3,000 square foot on-site Jack’s Garage store offers a fully-stocked skate shop featuring Vans and other top brands along with a pro shop for skate equipment and rentals.
“Working with the Vans organization and Steve Van Doren has been an experience I’ll never forget,” said Joe Ciaglia, CEO of California Skateparks. “Vans is a staple in skateboarding and we knew we’d have to live up to their reputation. With the creativity and passion contributed by both Vans and California Skateparks, this park is absolutely going to be the best in Southern California.”
“Vans is honored to bring to the City of Huntington Beach a world-class skatepark that generations of kids and parents can enjoy forever,” said Steve Van Doren, Vans’ vice president of events and promotions. “We are happy to have this great park in Vans’ backyard and just 10 minutes away from where we lived when my father moved to Southern California to start Vans.”
On the new NKA Project, Kevin Romar talks about how he is preparing for the upcoming Tampa Pro skate contest, his recent DJing endeavors, and some of the Supra tours he’ll be heading on this year. He even gives a look at his new “Ramfro.” Blind skateboard graphic.
To coincide with the latest issue of the Route One Magazine, the crew there have an exclusive interview with Keith Hufnagel where he discusses his formative years in New York City right up through the formation of his name sake shoe brand.
Want to know the score with Austyn’s debut pro shoe? Maybe also hear what’s happening next in terms of taking the brand forward? Watch the interview then pick up the latest issue of the mag to find out all the details.