Photos and Captions By Mike Derewenko
Footage by Joe Pelham
Steve Caballero cruised around all weekend.
I missed the sequence while talking to Duncan, but this 5-0 drop to disaster David Loy did was pretty sick.
The surf sponsors gave out endless amounts of passes while
the skateboarders were not given but a handfull. The result was random
surf dudes such as this man posted up on the deck with flip flops on.
Brandon Perelson pulls off the Indy fastplant up and over.
Thanks Ben Hatchell for landing this bs 360. No thank you to the dude walking in front of me.
The scene for Best Trick.
The course was very...blue.
Little kids can skate at nine in the morning. It was gloomy and chilly. You can see morning in their faces.
There were pluses and minuses to being set up downstairs and outside...
Schaefer and Jesse were busy on the mics all day.
It's pretty cool to have the surfing going on right behind
you. The waves weren't as big as last year, but the crowd was definitely a
Cab was there skating and Boosh was there interviewing.
"It was a time in my life that I've put behind me."
Weezer draws a crowd. Say it ain't so.
Rattray back lips around the corner.
Always nice to see Berard out there ripping.
Remillard sails a lofty backside ollie in the corner.
As you can see, Remillard was ripping all weekend. Invert.
Barak and Brian checked people in all day. I listened as the
most random people came up looking for credentials. By the way, if you
have to show a copy of the magazine you work for to justify your right
of entry, you should not be on the deck of a ramp.
Okay, there's a lot going on here, so if you don't immediately
see the idiot rollerblading off that jump ramp, it's understandable.
Frank Faria was ripping all day.
Knibbs channels some horrible 80's photo effects with a backside
ollie into the cradle.
This little rasta kid was killing it, but apparently didn't
make the Finals. What's your name little dude?
Zach Miller and I got off to the wrong foot. He was a little
frustrated with the fact that I didn't know who he was and that he was
skating in the Contest. Schaefer and his infinite awkwardness additions
made it funny though and all was good.
Ben Hatchell with a stalefish grab.
I'm out of remarks to make about airs already, but here's Jaws
ollieng the hip again and again and again.
Aaron Homoki aka Jaws
After last year I guess Bartie came back for more loot. Front
smith in the cradle.
Nolan Johnson was doing these laybacks in the corner with
Rick Howard looking on. I was watching this guy film Rick Howard just
sitting there from like three feet away and it was really uncomfortable for
me. I can only imagine how Rick feels in those situations.
Mims live and on the big screen with a feeble fakie in the cradle.
Man, I'm so bad with airs, I couldn't even tell you what this
is. Regardless, Nilton makes it look good. Is there a reference card or
something that exists to decipher airs for the latter generation?
Crowd favorite Curren Caples floats around like a big man.
Every year I see this kid, I expect him to be twice the size from last
year, but he's still the same size. He's going to hit a spurt and grow a
foot in one year. I'm calling it.
Brandon Perelson skates fast as s%it too, Jesus. Here, he
plants his way out of one ramp and into another. On a side note, we ran
into him at Washington Street yesterday and he was ripping.
I don't really know what's going on here. Somehow Koston was
getting his board to stick to the deck.
Back smiths are still one of my favorite transition tricks.
This is probably obvious by now. T-Mo's got a good one.
Trujillo was in and out, but he as always was fun to watch.
Tom Remillard - $8,000 in a weekend.