Friday, May 1, 2009
Live HD webcast trailer here. The rest of the web cast details are here. What – It’s time for the most anticipated bowl contest of the year! Join us for the 5th Annual Pro-tec Pool Party and see 40 top pros, masters and ladies vie for their piece of a $90,000 purse in one of the most unforgiving bowls ever built. Held in a near exact replica of the infamous Upland Combi at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, the 2009 Pool Party is going to turn out some of the best bowl action of the year. When – Saturday, May 16 from 1 pm to 9 pm (PST) Where - Vans Skatepark at The Block in Orange, CA Watch it on the Web! Catch a live HD webcast of the entire event powered by FUEL TV at vans.com/poolparty Expected Riders Include: Pros – Rune Glifberg (’05, ’07, ’08 Winner), Omar Hassan (’06 Winner), Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Benji Galloway, Bruno Passos, Josh Borden, Nolan Munroe, Sergie Ventura, Adam Taylor, Tim Johnson, Morgan Burgess and more. Masters – Chris Miller (’05-’08 Winner), Steve Caballero, Nicky Guerrero, Eric Nash, Lester Kasai, Ben Schroeder, Buck Smith, Micke Alba, Tony Magnusson, Pat Ngoho, Steve Steadham, Josh Nelson and more. Girls – Mimi Knoop (’08 Winner), Cara-Beth Burnside (’05-’07 Winner), Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, Allysha Bergado, Julie Kindstrand, Holly Lyons, Heidi Fitzgerald, Cressey Rice, Amelia Brodka, Elise Dabby, Lea Taylor and more. The Pro-tec Pool Party is made possible by the support of Vans, FUEL TV, Rockstar Energy Drink and Epiphone For more information on the Pro-tec Pool Party including past contest photos and videos and pre-event coverage, please visit: vans.com/poolparty
The 2nd Annual W.R.O.N.G./Macbeth Hot Dog Jam went down on April 25 at the Encinitas YMCA Skate Park. W.R.O.N.G. wants to put on a solid skate event to showcase the local talent here in Encinitas and support skateboarders and raise money for the skate park. Two divisions: Mini and Street, Ages divisions 6-9, 10-12, 13-17 had over 100 paid. Skaters from Ventura, Hollywood, all San Diego, etc. Pat Duffy and Matt Hensley were the MCs. see more photos and read more here.
Andrew Brophy , most recently known for flipped up bills and high ollies, has also confused a lot of people by being an Aussie who blew up in London, got married to an Aussie he met there and now lives with her in LA. It's not that it's confusing, but not everyone has gotten the details, so his migrations seem as unclear as a didgeridoo stuffed with English breakfast lying on the corner of an intersection in the Fairfax District of LA. But, while he's pursued this all, to some degree, he's had a lot of success just going with the flow. He had the last part in the Cliche video, went pro for them, got on DVS not too long ago, started touring with Fourstar and is set to have his own Dayton DVS/4Star collaboration shoe released and, according to him, he's waiting to "do whatever I'm told to do." It seems to be working pretty well.