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Clash at Clairemont IX

Clash at Clairemont toutPreparations for this Saturday’s Clash at Clairemont IX event are in full swing as this annual benefit event takes place at the Mission Valley YMCA. A host of top pros and ams will be in the mix along with demos and autograph sessions and musical entertainment with all proceeds going to support Grind For Life. If you cannot attend, be sure to tune into the live webcast which kicks of at noon! For more info visit the Clash at Clairemont website and social channels.

Tony Hawk Foundation to Make Concrete Change

THF Change 2015The Tony Hawk Foundation needs your help to “Make Concrete Change!” throughout June; THF is partnering with CrowdRise to celebrate International Go Skateboarding Day all month long by raising funds for communities building free, public skateparks. 100% of money raised though this campaign will directly fund skatepark projects across the U.S.

By helping out, you have a chance to win Tony’s signed skateboard deck, or two VIP Tickets to their exclusive Stand Up For Skateparks benefit taking place on October 11, 2015.

Starting is easy, just go to www.crowdrise.com/MakeConcreteChange and click the “Fundraise for this Campaign” button to get started. It should take 30 seconds.

Once you’ve established your fundraiser, make sure to update it with the story of why you support THF. The more personal and compelling your story, the more likely you are to get donations.

And please help us spread the word. E-mailing your co-workers, family, and friends directly about your fundraiser and the Make Concrete Change campaign will work 10 times as well as posting it on social media. Sharing it on social media can help raise awareness, but don’t rely on it to drive donations.

If you don’t have 30 seconds to spare, or for some reason can’t set up a fundraiser, please go to www.crowdrise.com/MakeConcreteChange and donate.

Help the Tony Hawk Foundation to reach its goal of $50,000 for skatepark projects across the U.S. 100% of funds received will help construct skateparks in communities that need them most.

If you have questions or need help, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Carly Whitton: carly@tonyhawkfoundation.org; or call 760-477-2479.

Joywave

To celebrate being selected as one of the official signature songs for 2015’s X Games, Joywave have unveiled a visual homage to classic games like Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Skate 3.

AARP to Offer Benefits to Aging Skateboarders

AARP FoolsWith the continual rise, popularity and accessibility of skateparks worldwide which propel a generation of aging skateboarders, AARP has announced today that it is able to offer its members that continue to shred deep discounts on skateboarding goods in association with venerable skate brands including Tracker Trucks, Independent Trucks, Dogtown Skateboards, Santa Cruz Skateboards, Powell Skateboards, OJ Wheels, Bones Wheels, Vans footwear and apparel, Airwalk Shoes, Vision Street Wear, Pro-Tec helmets, and many more.

In addition, members receive the bimonthly “AARP Magazine” which addresses the health needs and concerns of the 50+ population, along with its new skate adventure travel guide and key information to over 300 of the top bowls, ramps and skate destinations worldwide.

*Note – These AARP value packages are not offered to longboarders, cone wigglers or freestylers as those fads and generations died long ago.

Subscribe right here!

Sam Beckett Wins Vert Attack 9

Vert Attack 6Well, that was one hell of a great skateboarding event we just experienced! In case you were still asleep, Vert Attack 9 entertained everyone in attendance at Malmö’s Bryggeriet Skatepark and around the planet via live webcast. The past 5 hours have truly shown that vert skating is alive and well and the next generation of vertically inclined rippers is progressing very quickly.

In the heated Pro/Am Final, England’s Sam Beckett powered through the intensity and usurped the field of competitors to win it big time. Cheers Sam! Tony Hawk, Alana Smith and Evan Doherty each won their respective finals as well. Check the results below. Thank you skateboarding!

Final Results
Pro/Am
1. Sam Beckett
2. Bob Burnquist
3. Paul Luc Ronchetti
4. Jimmy Wilkins
5. Rune Glifberg
6. Corey Juneau
7. Rony Gomes
8. Chris Russell

Masters (40 and above)
1. Tony Hawk
2. Neal Hendrix
3. Mike Frazier
4. Nicky Guerrero
5. John Magnusson
6. Jocke Olsson
7. Lincoln Ueda
8. Matthias Sernklo

Girls
1. Alana Smith
2. Lizzy Armanto
3. Alicia Bergado
4. Julz Lynn
5. Brighton Zeuner
6. Gabi Ponce
7. Mimi Knoop
8. Valeria Bertaccini

Juniors (17 and under)
1. Evan Doherty
2. Matty Carlisle
3. Tate Carew
4. Alessandro Mazzara
5. Mats Hatlem
6. Tyler Edtmetyer
7. Kalle Berglind

Vans Bowl-A-Rama 2015 Final Results

Bowlarama 2015After a brief rain delay earlier in the morning, 2015’s Bowl-A-Rama had no problem heating up and entertaining both those in attendance in Bondi Beach, Australia and on their computers or mobile devices around the planet. The Masters’ set the tone and the raised the bar quite high with Chris Miller’s welcomed first appearance at the Bowl-A-Rama event. Ultimately, Tony Hawk proved once again in the finals that he is the Jedi to beat as he took home the repeat victory.

Early on in the Pro Finals Team Padless Ambassador, Chris Russell set the place on fire as he continued to rip with gnarly lines and edge of the seat stunts. Unfortunately, he took a heavy fall and hit is head which resulted in some fresh stitches to take back home to the US. He’ll be fine otherwise. Bucky (now in his forties) poured on the juice and switched it up, backed it up, and held off the teenagers and others younger than him from taking away his rightful win. All in all, the level of skating stepped up once again, the webcast crew with Corbin Harris and Neal Hendrix kept it entertaining, and Bowl-A-Rama 2015 was a great event!

Final Results
Pros
1. Bucky Lasek
2. Pedro Barros
3. Alex Sorgente
4. Cory Juneau
5. Rune Glifberg
6. Josh Rodriguez
7. Vi Kakinho
8. Chris Russell

Masters
1. Tony Hawk
2. Chris Miller
3. Steve Caballero
4. Bruno Passos
5. Nicky Guerrero
6. Kevin Staab
7. Eddie Elguera
8. Sean Goff

Best Trick – Ben Hatchell

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