Hurley's Codey Levesque is good at most everything. Skating, BMX, high-fiving groms, holding it down in the Hurley Employee store -- you name it, the guy's got it dialed. Above, you can see him on four wheels while hanging at a local park this past weekend. And below, you can find the two-wheeled version.
Forget the sombrero and the mariachi band, Sergie Ventura had himself a different kind of fiesta on Cinco de Mayo. Sergie was invited to, and won, the Skate For A Cause bowl jam presented by The Sheckler Foundation. The contest benefited A Skate, a foundation which allows autism to be a part of our social world through skateboarding. They hold clinics for children with autism at no cost to the families, give grants to children with autism for skateboard gear, as well as promote awareness and educate families about the skateboard industry. Congrats to Sergie on the win and for being part of such a good cause. For more info on A Skate, visit their site.
According to our statisticians, no eight-year-old skater has ever done a 540 as legit as the one Asher Bradshaw just stuck. They also pointed out that most eight-year-olds would not even consider dropping in on a half pipe this big. Check the high-flyer in action right here.
In Alli Skate's latest Step By Step feature, Curren Caples does a little show and tell with frontside kickflips. Curren says it's best to start with front ollies on tranny and kickflips on flat, then work to combine them for some serious fun. We were going to give it a try at the Hurley skatepark, but figured broken wrists might prevent us from writing this blog post...
Last year, wee Australian Ryder Lawson won the Nike Skateboarding Junior Division and went on to make international shockwaves by landing a spot on Flip and competing in the Maloof Money Cup in NYC. This year, he turned 15 and graduated to the Open Division. Our man at the scene, Mitchell Tomlinson checks in from Down Under: On the big rail, Ryder busted out his back smiths, back lips to forwards and fakie (depending what mood he was in) and 360 shuved it to lip in his stride. Down the small rail he toyed with big spin front boards, and over the hips he twirled front threes. He also backside late shuved the wheelchair ramp and ice picked to fakie on the vert wall. So yeah, he pretty much killed it. Well done, Ryder! For the full story click here.
We invited all our friends from Active Ride Shop to come skate the Hurley skatepark and listen to some jams, courtesy of the one and only DJ Rod Rosales. All in all, it was a great night that had some serious skating going down. Thanks to everyone at Active for coming out! Photo highlights from the evening can be seen below. Photos: Derek Bahn