10th Annual Damn Am Costa Mesa Set-up

Posted on Friday, October 22, 2010 by Rob

By Rob Meronek

I can't believe it's been 10 years of us doing Damn Am in Volcom's parking lot. From Dylan Rieder winning the fisrt one back in 2001 to the new crop of rippers today, it's been an amazing decade of making lots of new friends in skateboarding and watching people grow up and turn pro, or not. Today was set up and check-in along with practice. Before I got locked down at the check-in desk all day, I shot these few photos.

Big Al, Halloween decorator.
Skater Profile: Allen Russell
Peter, Red Bull brander.
Skater Profile: Pete Jasienski
Porpe, general contractor.
Skater Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
Jason and I aren't scared of blue collar work.
Skater Profile: Jason Rothmeyer
Schaefer tried to put the skeletons to work.
William Schaefer's work ethic passed down a generation.
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer
Frosty's putting in screws with nothing but mean mugs.
Skater Profile: Frosty The Snowman
Please wear a costume on Sunday and join us in looking silly. I guarantee you your costume will not be anywhere near as embarrassing as mine.
Gitter done.
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer
Proper crucifixion.
Every year, there's only enough budget to change one or two small things on the course. Notice anything different here?
Manchild checks in. It's going to be a great weekend of good skating from new and old friends.
Skater Profile: Tyler Pacheco aka Manchild

Damn Am at Costa Mesa: Arrival and Setup

Things start out pretty dull with construction and clean-up. I also spent some time with Manchild, Curren Caples, and Devin Bagnoli. Devin is one of many who are experiencing their first weekend in California. Finally, thanks to Volcom for taking us through the store for a shopping spree on Volcom gear.