Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Victoria Skimboards WCS Results

For complete results and a small wrap up, click the link below:

Victoria Skimboards Results & Wrap Up

Thanks again for joining us at the contest and after party. We had a great time!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Victoria Skimboards WCS Professional Results

The top results of the Professional division are in.........

1) Brandon Rothe
2) Bill Bryan
3) Brandon Sears
4) Brendan Stevens

Last night at the "Out the Back Awards" party was a wild one so stay tuned for pictures, video, and more results.

Congratulations to all people that helped make the event possible, to all of the competitors, and to everyone who viewed the event. Victoria Skimboards appreciates it all.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

U.S. Open of Surfing

Huntington Beach, California
July 18-27, 2008

Last Friday marked the opening ceremonies for the '08 U.S. Open of Surfing. The event itself is the largest action sports, music and lifestyle festival in North America. Comprised of professional surfing, BMX, skateboarding, freestyle motocross demos, live music & fashion. It also serves as a World Qualifying Series-event for men and women surfers hoping to make it onto the dream tour. Victoria Skimboards team rider and professional surfer Tyler Stanaland (USA) was one of the contestants in the festival. Luckily for the event a south swell rolled in just in time bringing solid surf for the first few days of competition. Tyler took advantage of the conditions and charged hard throughout the weekend making it out of the trials and qualifying for the main event. Unfortunately, Tyler was put out of the main event on Monday, but managed to beat out Shea Lopez (USA) and John John Florence (HAW) in heats along the way. Congratulations Tyler on the strong showing. Watch out for Tyler as he competes at this weekend’s Victoria World Championships of Skimboarding held in Laguna Beach.

Pictured above: Tyler and his quiver of boards

Victoria Skimboards WCS

The contest is but two days away. Are you ready? Swell predictions (provided by WetSand.com) are 3-5 feet. Let's hope that the swell sticks and the trough does not poke its ugly little head. Good luck to all of the competitors this weekend.

Another note, did you all know that the Awards Ceremony/After Event Festivities will not be held at the beach this year? That is correct, Victoria Skimboards has decided to step it up a touch and hold all after event activities at 7 Degrees in Laguna Canyon. The schedule is as follows:

7pm – 8pm Live Music and video montage
8pm – 9pm Victoria Skimboards WCS Awards Ceremony – Champion Crowned
9pm – 10pm Premiere of Cloud Ten (working title), the new 10th St. Bros video and a Victoria Skimboards slide show
10pm – 11pm Video montage

The whole event is free to everyone so come on down. We will also have two cash bars for those of you that want a beer to wind down after the contest. Have a great evening and we will see you there.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Victoria Skimboards at the JEC Composites Show in Paris

April 1st - 3rd marked the beginning and end of the JEC 2008, the world's biggest (462,848 square feet) composites exhibition in Paris. Thanks to AGY, Victoria Skimboards was able to display a Plane Wrap built with S-Glass. This showcased "fiberglass construction" to the 27,000 professional and 1053 Companies from 96 different countries in attendance.

Victoria Skimboards is proud to have been invited to participate in the world's largest composites show. Special thanks go out to AGY for making it all posible.

Maloof Money Cup

As promised, here's a small sample from the 1800 pics taken over the weekend...check out some of the other money shots at 360 To Nowhere Productions. Give me a couple days to get them up...

shaun white, bucky lasek & sandro dias flyin' high

pro snowboarder danny kass, money maloof & the dingo

jereme rogers

andrew reynolds

terry kennedy

jereme rogers inspecting the marble ledge

eric koston



darrell stanton

nyjah huston

terry kennedy

paul rodriguez

nyjah huston

andrew reynolds

Monday, July 14, 2008

Maloof Money Cup

Just got back from a weekend at the biggest skate comp to go down in history. With $100 000 on the line for first place, the world's top pros were out in full effect dropping hammers one after another. The highlite of the weekend was the final 10 minute session on lane 5 (a 15 stair hand rail), which got destroyed by the 8 riders who made it to the finals. Fortunately I was hooked up with course access to the event which had me sitting beside the judges and lil jon (who got kicked out of his seat right after he sat down because he was apparently in the way). He quickly replied in the only way he knows how....whhat? It was classic. Needless to say, the photos and video footage I got are all time....I'm currently capturing it all onto the computer as I write this. Hopefully by later tonight (California time) I'll be able to unleash some photos on you guys. Stay tuned to victoriaskimboards.com in the coming weeks to see some video footy of what actually went down. In the words of Rob Dyrdek, the judges and the riders themselves, only one word was used afterwards to describe the event......epic. Meanwhile, here are the final results:

1st -- Paul Rodriguez $100,000 and Nixon watch worth $10,000
2nd -- Nyjah Huston $40,000
3rd -- Chris Cole $25,000
4th -- Ryan Sheckler $15,000
5th -- Darrell Stanton $6,250
6th -- Jereme Rogers $5,000
7th -- Terry Kennedy $4,000
8th -- Andrew Reynolds $3,000
9th -- Greg Lutzka $2,500
10th -- Dennis Busenitz $2,000

Lane 1 -- Greg Lutzka Frontside-Flip Back Lipslide $2,000
Lane 2 -- Jake Duncombe Bluntslide to Back Nose-blunt $2,000
Lane 3 -- Greg Lutzka Frontside 270 Kickflip Nose-blunt $2,000
Lane 4 -- Leo Romero Frontside Nose-blunt Upledge $2,000
Lane 5 -- Nyjah Houston Big Spin Flip to Frontside Boardslide $5,000

1st -- Pierre-Luc Gagnon $75,000, a New Ford Flex SUV and Nixon watch worth $10,000
2nd -- Shaun White $35,000
3rd -- Bucky Lasek $20,000
4th -- Danny Mayer $10,000
5th -- Sandro Dias $6,000
6th -- Andy MacDonald $5,000
7th -- Bob Burnquist $4,000
8th -- Lincoln Ueda $3,000
9th -- Rodrigo Menenez $2,000
10th -- Rob Buster Halterman $1,000

Sunday, July 13, 2008

North Carolina, UST contest #4

Once again a Vic Rider takes first place at a UST event (4 UST events, 4 first place finishes)
This time Brandon Rothe takes it!!!
Congratulations Brandon!!!
We are definitely stoked for him. Here are the rest of pro results:
1 Brandon Rothe
2 Paulo Prietto
3 Morgan Just
4 Brad Domke
5 Bill Bryan
6 Jason Wilson
Congrats to the Team.
Thanks to the organizers and sponsors.
Next UST contest is the WCS at Aliso, Laguna Beach, CA.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Fun on the 4th

Hopefully your July 4th evening was filled with friends, fun, and some good fireworks (the safe kind). Ours was!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Aliso Showing Strength

Summer is definitely here as July is upon us. Only a few weeks until the biggest competition of the year on the UST circuit. Whose ready? The Victoria Skimboards team is busy preparing themselves in whatever way they can. For instance, take Mr. Matthieu Thibaud from France charging an Aliso barrel. Props on the pink earplugs and smooth style. Good luck this year!