This summer’s Van Doren Invitational blew up the shores of Huntington Beach, California as a part of this past weekend’s #VansUSOpen. As the clock ticked down to its last seconds and all in attendance were left screaming for more, Virginia’s own Ben Hatchell was the guy that ultimately earned the top of the podium of the Men’s Finals.
Roll the footage from the finals above and watch it all go down thanks to the the guys at Thrasher Magazine. Also, be sure to check out Burnout’s splendid photo gallery of Bowlmasters as well as the archived (indexed by jams, intro runs, slams, etc.) webcasts at vansusopenofsurfing.com from the weekend as well.
1. Ben Hatchell
2. Pedro Barros
3. Chris Russell
4. Raven Tershy
5. Willy Lara
6. Ronnie Sandoval
7. Alex Sorgente
8. Jack Fardell
9. Chris Gregson
10. Marlon Silva
11. Ben Raybourn
12. Curren Caples
Civil Liberty finds Mark Suciu in Philadelphia, New York City and Washington D.C. exploring several famous public plazas and exercising his civil liberties via skateboarding in each one. The Brass Tacks pop ups give further insight into these hallowed skate spots and their place in public history.
On the shoreline of Huntington Beach, California, Allysha Bergado took the top spot on the podium of the Van Doren Invitational Womens Bowl Finals earlier this week. Check the recap footage above and full results at The Boardr.
Yes, once again the Van Doren Invitational is set up on the sand to bring together’s many of the world’s best bowlriders for another showdown. Luckily for those of us elsewhere, we can tune into the live webcast of the Mens Semi-Finals, Finals, Cardiel Cash (Best Tricks) and Award Ceremony at VansUSOpenOfSurfing.com beginning tomorrow Saturday, August 1st at 3pm PST
In the meantime, have a look at some of the practice photos from yesterday right here.
Womens Bowl Final Podium
1. Allysha Bergado
2. Julz Lynn
3. Lizzie Armanto
In the only bowl event on the planet to divide the competition into weight classes, the 6th Annual Camtest/Tuckfest returned to the Pink Motel pool on Saturday afternoon for a great time to celebrate skateboarding and the life of our fallen friend of Dave Tuck. The afternoon raged on under the burning sun of the San Fernando Valley and as the sun began to set a total of $3000 was raised to benefit two important cancer charities — Grind for Life and Strap in For Life!
Thanks to all that showed and poured in on with blood, sweat and beers and to the great group of bands and supporting sponsors. In the name of Dave Tuck, it was a blast and he wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Winners by weight class
The Deluxe Art Room’s long awaited group show, HELP WANTED drops this Friday evening at San Francisco’s esteemed 111 Minna Gallery along with the premiere of 8:00AM #DELUXEWAREHOUSEVIDEO.
Here’s a sneak peak.
Here are the details: HELP WANTED presented by Deluxe – an artshow from the bowels of the Deluxe art room
Featuring Deluxe artists: Amanda Fox, Matt Cantrell, Lou Barberio, Andy Pitts, Sam Davidson, Shawn Bush, Todd Francis, Chris Bond, Gabe Morford, Dennis McNett, Mark Gonzales and other friends.
Music by Tommy Guerrero, John Cardiel and Orb.
Premiere of the 8:00AM #DELUXEWAREHOUSEVIDEO at 9pm featuring: Adam Becerra, Alex Fatemi, Adrian Vega, Alex Wolslagel, Zech Stewart and others.
Friday, July 31st Doors at 7pm
111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street San Francisco, CA
21 and over