Starting off all the madness that is the Vans U.S. Open of Surf in Huntington Beach with the Van Doren Invitational Shop Battle. Nine of the best skate shops in California competed for the overall $6,000 prize! Active team riders, Morgan Wolf (Santa Monica), Ryan Hill (Chino Hills), & Ethan Loy (Costa Mesa) were there to shred!
The Fallen team is out on a tour as we speak. They stopped by the Brea & Riverside shops before heading up north. Jamie Thomas played S.K.A.T.E. with anyone daring to. Appearances by Brian Hansen, Dane Burman, Jon Dickson, Tony Cervantes, Chris Troy, & great times!
Joey Sinko gathered all of Jamie Thomas‘ best classic clips for Jenkem Mag. He’s been in the mix since forever. Here’s an ode to one of skateboarding’s best.
The Happy Hour team trip stopping at spots & skate shops along the mid-California Coast, stoking everyone out! Featuring: Bryan Herman, Braydon Szafranski, Collin Provost, Jeremy Leabres, Jamie Tancowny, Riley Hawk, Taylor Kirby, Jon Dickson, Flip Nast, and Jacob Nunez.
You haven’t seen enough of Chris Gregson yet… he’s been one of Active’s longest team riders since he was 12. But just in case you were in hiatus from the internet, HE’S BLOOD WIZARD‘S NEW PRO!
As Seen On Thrasher: “From pool to ditch to handrail, and even on a dirt track, Gregson’s all-terrain prowess pulverizes whatever is in his path. See you in Hell!”
Photos from the Grand Opening celebration of the newest West Covina location. Lines were packed in the morning for the mystery gift card deal and followed by an Element Team Signing. Element also brought out their No Board Left Behind program. Our friends Mikey & Andy from DC Shoes came out to give a free pair of DC’s with every purchase that day. Thanks to everyone for cruising out!
Does Irvine really suck that bad? Well then, Active Pro team rider, Chris Gregson tells you all about it & more in his recent interview on Thrasher Magazine!
“Everything You Wanted To Know About Erica Yary” –Ride Channel
A really rad interview on Erica Yary with her humble beginnings here at Active, bringing up this blog you’re reading, also where she’s been after being here and so forth. Side note: Thinking of it now, I probably wouldn’t have my job without her 😉
Check out the full interview on >> Get Born Mag <<
Transworld SKATEboarding‘s “Snap The Gap” presented by SUPRA contest went down the other day in front of the Agenda Trade Show in Long Beach. CA RampWorks built us an epic street gap replica for this best trick/long ollie throwdown. There was $2500 in cash to give out and the mayhem kicked off as soon as we opened the gates.
Continue reading Snap The Gap presented by SUPRA Photos
Here’s a sneak peek at the new Vans Syndicate collab with the world renowned graffiti & tattoo artist, Mister Cartoon. These Authentics are releasing on Sat. July 18th at these select locations: San Dimas, Riverside, El Segundo, Long Beach, Santa Monica, Brea, Temecula, Burbank, Bakersfield, & HERE online!
Encinitas, CA: Blood Wizard‘s premier of “Master’s of Wizardry: Vol.1” filmed & edited by Chris Gregson, a long time Active team rider who also turned PRO that day. Congrats Chris! The video features himself, Jerry Gurney, Jack Given, & more!
Active West Covina is in full effect! The guys at that shop held a skate jam that day at the local skate park. There was a Best Trick Contest, Free Giveaways, & Free PIZZA! Good times for everyone! Check out some photos from that day, thanks to all the homies for cruising out!