Surf Expo - September 2003
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 by Rob Meronek
Surf Expo – September 2003Words by Ryan Clements. Photos by Rob Meronek.
|Josh Maready - crooks nosebonk off the rail to flat||Ian Gow - fs flip over the rail|
As you probably know by now, Brian Schaefer and myself organize, run, and announce all skateboarding demos at both ASR and Surf Expo. Since ASR is in So Cal, the heart of the skateboarding industry, all of the hot shots are there. In addition, ASR is cool because we get treated like royalty from the staff and there are tons of big time pros cruising around. It’s certainly an entertaining atmosphere.
|Curtis Valentine - nollie nosegrind||Gugu Ramos - fs noseblunt slide||Abdias Rivera - fs blunt|
The great skateboarding led to a good reason for a Best Trick Contest. The crowd and exhibiting companies were so generous that in about half a day we raised over $1000 to give out. Thanks to all that I can remember: Volcom, DVS, Element, Osiris, 88, Billabong, and several other contributors. One Best Trick went down on the vert, with some money going to Matt Dove, Rodney Mead, and the winner, Max Dufour – with a kf tail grab to tail, amongst other moves.
|Abdias Rivera - bs smith||Mike Peterson - fs 270 to bs lip||Abdias Rivera - kf boardslide|
I previously forgot to mention this, but it seems that wherever we go there are women hanging around us that want to take their tops off. It’s not like we encourage it or anything. My guess is that since exhibitors are allowed to bring in alcohol to pass out, then some of the ladies get slightly tipsy. Not exactly a bad thing. Go to the next Surf Expo in January and see for yourself.