PHXAM 2016 is happening right now. Tune into the live webcast as Andrew Cannon and Chris Pastras bring you the play-by-play with the Semi-Finals and Finals this afternoon!
This past weekend’s skateboarding events at the Dew Tour in Chicago have wrapped up where the Flip Skateboards team had very impressive and commanding afternoons against the invited competition. Saturday’s sweep by Flip’s rookie pros took to the Streetstyle podium with Curren Caples on top followed by his cohort Louie Lopez and teammate Alec Majerus. On Sunday, Brazilian dark horse Kelvin Heofler stacked up points in the Street Best Session above all the rest and earned $25K for his efforts. He was followed by Alec Majerus in second and Louie Lopez in third.
Drop by the Dew Tour site to view all recap videos, photos and full results. Dew Tour Los Angeles takes place August 14th – 16th.
1. Curren Caples
2. Louie Lopez
3. Alec Majerus
Street Best Session
1. Kelvin Hoefler
2. Alec Majerus
3. Louie Lopez
Veteran pro skater Eddie Elguera is excited to announce the El Gato Classic Amateur Bowl Finals to take place on October 23rd and 24th at the Palm Springs Skatepark. In partnership with World Cup Skateboarding, this first annual bowlriding contest will wrap up the contest season to highlight the top WCS ranked amateurs from 2015. The competition will conclude with an awards dinner to present awards for the year.
Le Petit Jc is a personal project and a movie in progress about life, art and cruising. So far, it’s taken Jean-Charles Vigna two years to travel from New-York to Buenos Aires by himself. He choose to ride a cruiser, as it’s easy to travel with. This is his first cruiser part and he gives thanks to skateboarding. Skateboarding is a journey on many levels.
For most of the Jews in Israel, Yom Kippur is the most solemn religious fast of the Jewish year. There are many “Don’t” customs regarding this day such as – don’t eat, don’t turn on electricity… don’t drive, etc. For 24 hours you will not see a single car in many parts of the country. This very unique day transforms Israel into a huge playground for any kind of transportation without an engine – especially a skateboard. Just try to imagine a big metropolis without buses cars, trucks or trains. Huge spans of roadway and freeways, free of vehicular traffic, waiting to be skated upon.
Filmmaker Amit Schwachter captures some of these rare moments with his good friend and skater Tamuz Rachman and this short film is the result.