What: 100% free amateur skate finals competition
34 of North America’s best ams will go head to head
Live music by Flatbush Zombies, L.A. Witch, and more!
Custom built skate course by CA Rampworks open to the public
Pro athlete autograph signings
On site camping available
On Sept. 12, 2015 The Zumiez Best Foot Forward crew is tripping out to Joshua Tree California for 2 days of skateboarding, camping, and getting weird; and you’re invited! gain access to skate the custom built course from CA Rampworks, see live music performances, and get prizes and giveaways from our sponsors. Oh yeah, did we mention it’s free!? Ready to trip out? We’ll see you in the desert.
P.S. – Don’t forget to reserve a campsite and save directions using the links in your confirmation email, because nobody likes a bad trip…
VOCAL is excited to announce that the 2015 Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB World Tour is returning to the East Coast on August 23rd.Returning to the Prudential Center on the doorstep of New York City for the fifth consecutive year, this event will present all 25 SLS Pros to local fans for Stop Two of the tour, where previously only the Top Eight have been present for the season finale in New Jersey.
Adding to the competitive tension of a full roster, this next Stop in Newark offers the last-remaining express Golden Ticket and shortlists the Final Eight athletes that will move ahead to the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, being held on October 4 in Chicago, IL. Heading the Season leaderboard as top ten coming into Stop Two are Nyjah Huston, Chaz Ortiz, Luan Oliveira, Kelvin Hoefler, Cody McEntire, Chris Cole, Evan Smith, Tom Asta, Shane O’Neill and Ryan Decenzo. As Stop Two is make or break for SLS Pros to continue thru to the official ISF street skateboarding world championship, the second stop of the 2015 SLS season promises to produce some of the most exciting action in the history of the sport.
We invite you to join us for an epic weekend of street skateboarding madness. Watch Stop Two of the SLS Nike SB World Tour in Newark unfold live on FOX Sports 1 on August 23 at 4:30 PM ET while international fans can catch the official live webcast exclusively on StreetLeague.com.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 – PRACTICE DAY
11:00AM-8:00PM Arena Box Office Open
12:00PM-7:00PM Media Check-in
1:00PM-7:00PM Pro Practice
9:00PM Kickoff Drinks hosted by SLS Foundation @ Dream Downtown Hotel in NYC
AGENDA AND THE BERRICS PARTNER TO EXPAND THE AGENDA EMERGE CONCEPT
INTO NEW ONLINE MEDIA PLATFORM
The two industry powerhouses for partnership to create an online outlet that will produce daily
video content targeting the youth culture space
JUNE 23, 2015 (LOS ANGELES, CA) – Aaron Levant, founder of Agenda, along with Steve
Berra and Eric Koston, co-founders of The Berrics, have announced a strategic partnership
launching Agenda Emerge – an online destination curating an inside look at the brands and people shaping today’s industry. AgendaEmerge.com, launching on June 23rd 2015, will deliver daily content, mainly in the form of impactful video.
The content will focus on the creative and entrepreneurial communities,
providing insightful narratives and unprecedented access.
‘Agenda Emerge is a continuation of the strong foundation we have been building with The
Berrics since 2009,’ says Levant. ‘It’s a natural extension from the huge impact we’ve been able
The Berrics, which began as a skate park, evolved into one of the most influential entities in
skateboarding through its unique content, cult-like fan base, and significant social media output.
On their involvement in the Emerge project, The Berrics cofounder Steve Berra has this to say:
‘The thing about a line is, at one point you are always the last one in it and at another, if you’re
tenacious enough, you’re next. If you step out of that line because you can’t wait, because there’s
a shorter one around the corner, because they tell you it can’t be done, because you don’t believe
in what you’re doing, then you’ll never get on the ride and you will never know. This seed is
planted, we possess the patience and we have the know-how. It will be exciting to grow
While The Berrics has previously focused primarily on skate-oriented content, this partnership will
broaden its scope and content range. As the lines between youth culture and lifestyle continue to
be blurred, both Agenda and The Berrics see their influence and audiences overlapping.
‘We are launching Agenda Emerge with the vision of creating the CNBC or Bloomberg for our
industry, appealing to both our trade and consumer audiences,’ explains Levant. ‘Creating this
platform gives us an entirely new way to communicate brand messages beyond the trade show
floor and year round. During the off months from Agenda, I interact with the founders of so many
amazing brands and get to hear their stories. The knowledge that I gain from them is priceless.
This platform will provide an outlet for these brands to tell their stories to a global audience who
would not normally get to hear these first hand.’
Levant notes that content marketing is the future of marketing. ‘We are stepping away from the
majority of our traditional marketing initiatives to focus on content creation. In doing this, we are
able to offer our customers a lot more than just selling them a piece of floor space. The goal is to
create an overall greater value proposition for them.’
To do so, Agenda has cut the majority of its traditional marketing budget to invest in the Agenda
Emerge platform. ‘The global trade show landscape as well as the distribution and retail models
are rapidly changing,’ notes Levant. ‘Creating this platform is a long term strategy to give us a
clear point of differentiation over all other shows in the market.’
The Agenda Emerge name is previously attributed to a series of conferences held annually in Long Beach, CA and New York City, corresponding with Agenda trade shows. These conferences were launched by Levant in 2013 as a way for influencers in the youth culture space to tell their story first hand, have included talks from the likes of Shepard Fairey, Tinker Hatfield – VP of Nike Innovations and Creative Concepts, Tom Campion – Founder of Zumiez, Marc Ecko – founder of Ecko Unltd/Complex Media, and hip hop legend Nas. The conference will continue under the same name and will be an extension of the newly launched media platform. Content and footage from the bi-annual conferences will also be utilized in the online videos and features.
Follow Agenda Emerge on Instagram at @AgendaEmerge and #AgendaEmerge.
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June 28, 2015 | Categorized under: Events
Help Ragdoll get back on his board and finish filming his “Welcome Back part” for Hurtlife Skateboards new flick “Merci” !
“wiped out pretty bad and went to the doctor in a panic’ 4days after the fact when I discovered my jewels were really swollen. They diagnosed me with a ‘Hydrocele’. It Gives me anxiety and is to harsh to describe, but its basically a big water sack swollen around my balls, it constantly hurts, makes walking extremely uncomfortable and needs to be iced daily.”
“It’s a surgery toward getting me back on board and just being able to be happy.”
“I have No Insurance , But Trust me, this wouldn’t be an issue for a toothache, But I ain’t messing around with my jewels. Embarrassing yes. But I’ve done more embarrassing stuff in my life , and this one is to correct it.”
“Any donations help, and all of it is going towards the surgery,perscriptions and recovery.” – Ragdoll
Best Trick Contest
Grip Tape art auction with art from Skaters & ISI artists
Food and LIVE MUSIC !!
Carnival Prizes sponsored by donations from Hurtlife, Happy Hour Shades, Pharmacy Boardshop and Official Genius! (more TBA)
EARLY DONATION RAFFLE! — EVERY $1 Counts!! please donate!
For every $10 donation you will be in the raffle for this signed Artic shirt, winner will be randomly selected to the people that donated. July 4th I will swipe on Instagram the winner.
P.S. More than a $10 donation gets a better chance at winning.
Pig Wheel’s – Slaughterhouse Part.
“This overlooked and underrated part fell though the cracks, but skate history will be kind to Ragdoll and his wild style and truly unpredictable bag of tricks. Rowan Zorilla introduces a classic from the 2005 Pig video” – Thrasher Magazine.
Rag Dolls Classic part from Black Label’s Blacked Out
Go Skate Day this year in NYC was one of the most anticipated days of the year. The threat of rain was very real until literally the day before, it turned out to be a beautiful day to skate. Nike SB was holding contest at two parks throughout the day and the first being in the Bronx at 157st then at LES and finally the Nike teams puts on a demo in Brooklyn at the new Nike pop up skate park that will be there for the next few months. It was pretty much madness in LES skatepark when the contest officially started however, Nike was very generous with the prizes, giving away tons of boards and $500 to the winner of an ollie over the most boards. Dylan Nieves took the $500 with and ollie over 21 boards! Then after a decently long skate across the bridge over to Brooklyn with some of the Nike Pros that were there like Stefan Janoski, Daryl Angel, Bobby Worrest, Ishod Wair and Alex Olsen everyone ends up at the new pop up skatepark for a Nike SB demo. The day ended with a crazy downpour and the everyone running under tents for shelter. The day was an overall rad day, met awesome people and saw some amazing skating. Looking forward to next years events already!
Victoria Justice, Bea Miller, Amirah Kassem, Joel Tudor and Dallas Clayton Select Carlsbad High School as 2015 Vans Custom Culture Winner
California School Selected Among Nearly 3,000 Schools in the Sixth Annual Competition
CYPRESS, CALIF. (June 10, 2015) – Vans named Carlsbad High School of Carlsbad, Calif. as the grand-prize winner of the sixth annual Vans Custom Culture design competition and awarded a $50,000 donation toward the school’s arts education program. At the final event held on June 9 at Industria Superstudios in New York City, a panel of notable judges including actress Victoria Justice, celebrity baker Amirah Kassem, musician Bea Miller, artist and author Dallas Clayton and Vans professional surfer Joel Tudor selected the winning custom Vans shoe designs among a talented group of top five finalist schools. For the remaining finalists – Circleville High School (Circleville, Ohio), Foothill High School (Henderson, N.V.), McCracken County High (Paducah, K.Y.) and Parker High School (Parker, S.D.) – Vans awarded each with $4,000 toward their arts programs.
Six years in, Vans Custom Culture continues to inspire creativity and individuality among high school students across the nation. Each year, Custom Culture has challenged them to create their own unique pairs of Vans for a chance to fund art education at their school. Nearly 3,000 high schools – the most in competition history – participated in this year’s event, designing four pairs of blank Vans based on four themes: Action Sports, Art, Music and Local Flavor. The winning design has the opportunity to be produced and sold in select Vans retail stores, as well as online at Vans.com.
“Year after year, Vans Custom Culture surpasses our wildest expectations, from the level of high school participation nationwide to the student creativity we see in all of the designs that come through as part of the competition,” said Kevin Bailey, VF Action Sports Coalition and Vans President. “With arts education budgets continuing to suffer across the nation, Vans is thrilled to provide a platform to help talented youth find their creative voice and express themselves through art and design. Vans hopes that Custom Culture will inspire others to take up the cause of underfunding of public school arts education and further provide opportunities for creative expression.”
Vans Custom Culture partners truth® and Journeys also provided participating schools with an additional opportunity to raise funds for their art programs. Journeys selected the display that best represents the “local flavor” theme from the top five finalists. truth®, the nation’s most successful and longest running youth smoking prevention campaign, inspired the 50 semi-finalists with the fact that in 2014, only 8% of teens still smoked. That’s down from 23% in 2000. truth® challenged the students to customize a skate deck by imagining what it looks like when smoking is finished for good. Carlsbad High School from Carlsbad, California won both the truth® and Journeys prices respectively $10,000 and $15,000 to benefit its arts education program.
Join in the Vans Custom Culture conversation by using the hashtag #VansCustomCulture and at www.vans.com/customcultureto get all of the details on the winner of the 2015 competition.
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June 10, 2015 | Categorized under: Events
UNMASKED Summer Concert Series Will Feature New Artists with Exclusive Products
May 8, 2015 (Huntington Beach, Calif.) – Today, DC Shoes announces teaming up with the Masked Gorilla to present the UNMASKED Concert Series. The first concert will kick-off on Sunday, June 21, 2015 featuring Curtis Williams and Key! at the Roxy in Los Angeles. This exclusive, summer concert has a limited amount of tickets so attendees will have a truly unique experience at the Roxy. Tickets are now available for purchase here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/874693
UNMASKED is returning this summer with a total of six exclusive concerts, taking place at the Roxy every two weeks. Each concert will feature product giveaways as well as the unmasking of artist line up and early access to pre-sale tickets to the next concert. In line with the concert series, limited edition DC x Masked Gorilla merchandise will also be available for purchase at each show. The concert series is open to all ages and features new acts and underground artists of all statures. Last summer, the UNMASKED Concert Series featured Vince Staples, Odd Future, Yung Lean, Denzel Curry and many more.
The Masked Gorilla is the definitive youth voice of hip-hop, a popular youth culture website that discovers and showcases emerging rappers. Masked Gorilla is credited with producing Mac Miller’s first video interview and shining light on artists like Kendrick Lamar, Odd Future, Yelawolf, Joey Bada$$ and numerous other artists. Since 2009, Masked Gorilla has been extensively covering the new generation of rappers and introducing the genre to fans of all ages.
For more information on DC Shoes and the UNMASKED Concert Series, please visit dcshoes.com. To follow the UNMASKED Concert Series on social media, follow #UNMASKEDLA.
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June 8, 2015 | Categorized under: Events
CVA’s Trampoline and Skate Camp is an excellent way for skiers and riders ages 9-17 to sharpen their winter skills during the off season. Train with our world-class staff which includes Dew Tour competitors, Banks Gilberti, James Campbell and others to increase your skill level and improve your confidence, all while hanging out with your friends and having fun this summer.
For three days at the end of June, we’re inviting you to join us for music, camping, inspiration and a big dose of frendship at the Frendly Gathering. Tucked into the green mountains of Southern Vermont, we discovered Timber Ridge, an old ski resort with lots of character, which has become home to our festival and an incredible community of people. As native Vermonters, we really feel like we get to open up our backyard to Frends from around the world. At the Frendly Gathering you can expect an intimate experience, short lines and lots of smiling faces. All year long we put together music, workshops and activities that will bring you closer to the Frends you love, and introduce you to new ones that you’ve yet to meet.
We believe that life is better when lived together. See you in June!
– jack & danny
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May 21, 2015 | Categorized under: Events
THIS YEAR ZUMIEZ BFF AT ANTHEM SKATEPARK WAS ONE FOR THE AGES, WITH ONE OF THE BIGGEST CROWDS I HAVE SEEN AT A VEGAS CONTEST, TO SOME OF THE BIGGEST TRICKS.
ZUMIEZ PUT TOGETHER A GREAT COMPETITION, RAN SMOOTHLY, ORGANIZED, TIMELY AND CLEAN (LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED)
VEGAS SUPPLIED 70 OF OUR BIGGEST,BEST SKATERS TO COMPETE AND IN THE END THE TOP 3 SHREDDERS WERE.
IN THIRD PLACE NICK MICHEL, FLOWING THE PARK WITH SO MUCH STEEZ AND EFFORTLESS BANGERS, HITTING EVER TRANSITION AND RAIL IN HIS PATH.
IN SECOND PLACE CODY STEINBERGER WOW!!! THIS KID DESTROYED LOTS OF TECHNICAL FLIP IN OR FLIP OUT TRICKS ON THE LEDGES. TO HUGE POP SKATING THE HAND RAIL FROM THE BIG SIDE, ONLY A HAND FULL OF PEOPLE CAN EVEN GET UP ON IT
AND THE FIRST PLACE WINNER “HEELFLIP GOD” PHARMACY / OG / ZOO YORK RIDER ADRIAN MCCOY!!!!!
WITH A HUGE BAG OF TRICKS LIKE ADRIAN ITS NO WONDER HE WON. ADRIAN THROWS HEELFLIP COMBOS INTO ANY LEDGE OR RAIL, ADVANCED FOR MOST, EASY FOR HIM. FROM HEELFLIP NOSESLIDING THE LONG LEDGE TO HEELFLIP FRONT LIPSLIDE THE HANDRAILS (EVERY TRY). ADRIAN ALSO HAD A LAST MINUTE BANGER RIGHT AT THE BUZZER TREFLIP LIP DOWN THE HANDRAIL!!!! ADRIAN MCCOY REALLY PUT IN WORK OUT THERE TODAY.
THE BEST TRICK !!! DAMN, SO MANY HAMMER WERE DROPPED.
COREY TOMBOW SKATING OVER THE WHOLE PYRAMID SWITCH WITH SWITCH TREFLIP, SWITCH HARDFLIP AND NOLLIE HARDFLIP.
ADDIE FRIDY WITH HIS SIGNATURE NOLLIE SHOVE IT FRONT FEEBLE 180 OUT.
AND WINNING THE BEST TRICK WAS ALAN WITH A BEASTLY BOARDSLIDE UP, OVER AND ACROSS THE WHOLE PYRAMID!!!!!
This is our biggest release ever and you don’t wanna miss everything that’s goin down on the night of May 30th at Good Life in downtown Boston. If you only come to one Steez Release in your life, this is the one. More details coming and be sure to check our Facebook event page for the latest as well.