Volcom Stone's Wild In The Parks Championships 2013

Volcom’s 2013 Wild in the Parks tour came to a climactic end at the company’s headquarters Saturday, October 19, 2013!

The 2013 series has scoured the globe to find the best young prospects that skateboarding has to offer.  After six months and 11 tour stops, more then 140 highly talented competitors made their way to Costa Mesa, California in pursuit of Volcom’s $15,000 cash purse and the title of 2013 ‘WITP’ champion. With the stage set, the action was underway!

A packed crowd of professional skateboarders, industry heavyweights, and skateboarding enthusiasts set the scene, as the 14 & Under Division got down to business. Alex Midler was a force to be reckoned with as he destroyed everything in his path with technical perfection.  Alex landed both bs and fs 270 lips on the handrail in zone 1, kickflip bs lip from the euro gap to rail in zone 3, nollie fs feeble on the rainbow rail in zone 2, and many more throughout.  If that wasn’t enough to claim 1st, Alex secured the win by landing a buzzer-beating bs 270 kickflip lipslide on the handrail as the crowd erupted in disbelief.  Tanner Oliver was right behind Alex impressing the judges with a clean bs smith bs 180 out on the zone 2 rainbow rail, bs kickflip over the euro gap to flat in zone 3, and finished things out with a redeeming bs tail shuv out on the zone 1 hubba to lock down 2nd place.   Gilbert Estrada rounded out the top 3 by ripping a sw 360 flip down the stair set in zone 1, a bs bigger flip up the zone 3 euro, and put down a crowd-wowing hardflip late fs 180 on the zone 2 pyramid. These young guns all displayed why skateboarding has a bright future.

Henry Garland Getting Heavy With This Bs 180 Nosegrind

Henry Gartland Getting Down With This Bs 180 Nosegrind

Gilbert Estrada Went Swich With His 360 Kickflip Selection

Gilbert Estrada Went Swtich With His 360 Kickflip Selection

Alex Mider Caught In The Act Of This Kickflip Bs Lip From The Euro Gap To Rail

Alex Midler's Perfect Kickflip Bs Lip From The Euro Gap To Rail

Alex Mider Getting High Fives From Everyone

Alex Midler Getting High Fives From Everyone

The 15 & Over Division was next to attack the zones like a wolf stalking a lone sheep that had lost its herd.  Mason Coletti made his presence known immediately by landing 5 heavy tricks that traversed all 3 zones in less than a minute.  This was extra impressive since Mason had recently recovered from a broken kneecap that left him sidelined for over 6 weeks. Mason pulled many noteworthy tricks including an impossible lipslide on the zone 2 rainbow rail, alley oop fs 180 sw bs crook on the hubba in zone 1, and a gnarly kickflip fs 50-50 from bank to rail in zone 3 for the win.  Tanner Van Vark didn’t waste any time getting the juices flowing before putting on a show.  He stomped out a hardflip across the pyramid in zone 2, a fakie ollie sw bs crooked to regs on the hubba in zone 1, and finished his performance with a perfect lipslide transfer into the jersey barrier in zone 3. His performance was very impressive as he secured the 2nd place position.  Nathan Hammond also mixed it up as he blasted a powerful bs kickflip over the down rail in zone 1, a fakie full cab down the stairs, and hammered out a huge ollie late fs shuv down the euro gap to flat. Nathan proved that you “don’t mess with Texas” and placed 3rd as time expired.

Tanner Van Vark Taking A Hardflip Bank-To-Bank In Zone 2

Tanner Van Vark Taking A Hardflip Across The Zone 2 Pyramid

Jake Rogers Blowing Minds As He Nollie Lazer Flips To Bs Boardslide In Zone 2

Jake Rogers Blowing Minds With A Nollie Lazer Flip Boardslide

Mason Coletti Can Hardflip Bs Lip As You Can See Here

Mason Coletti Can Hardflip Bs Lip

Everyone Was Stoked To Get In On Some Custom Volcom Games And Free Hats

Everyone Was Stoked To Play The Custom Volcom Games And Make Their One-Of-A-Kind Volcom Hats

Free Food And Drinks Were Served Up By Richard Woolcott And David González

Free Food And Drinks Were Served To The Masses By Richard Woolcott And David González

The Open Division was now ready to finish things off as a full moon cast its rays onto the skatepark from above. Dashawn Jordan dropped the gloves immediately by landing a bs bigger flip over the euro gap to flat in zone 3, a hard flip fs board on the zone 1 handrail, a next try bs bigger flip fs board on the handrail, a huge fakie fs kickflip over the hip in zone 2, and many more to take the title of 2013 WITP Open Division Champion! Tyson Bowerbank was trading punches with Dashawn the entire way.  Tyson rattled off many technical tricks including a kickflip fs nosegrind pop out off the creeper ledge in zone 3, a fs 360 kickflip over the hip in zone 2, and a perfect over the bolts bs 360 bigflip down the stairset in zone 1 for a well deserved 2nd place finish.  Chris Gregson was next to show his presence by stepping into the ring. Chris is always a crowd favorite by skating fast and destroying everything in his path.  He laid down a stylish bs noseblunt to fakie on the jersey barrier in zone 3, blasted a 15 stair-sized fs flip down the 7 stair in zone 1, and capped it all off with  a massive fs 360 across the pyramid in zone 2. Chris performed very well and took home the bronze podium position.  These guys truly raised the level of skateboarding and set the bar even higher than expected.

Miles Canevello Was Having A Blast All Day Long

Miles Canevello Was Having A Blast All Day Long

Tyler Thomas Gapping To Tail In Zone 2

Tyler Thomas Gapping To Tail In Zone 2

A Perfect Fs Feeble Caught Through The Eye Of The Stone

A Perfect Switch Fs Feeble Caught Through The Eye Of The Stone

Julian Christianson Had The Crowd Go Wild After This Sw Inward Heel Tail 270 Out

Julian Christianson Had The Crowd Go Wild After This Sw Inward Heel Tail 270 Out

Chris Gregson Getting Nose Blunted On The Banked Quarter Pipe

Chris Gregson Getting Nose Blunted On The Banked Quarter Pipe

Tyson Bowerbank Dialed In This Fs 360 Kickflip On The Pyramid

Tyson Bowerbank Dialed In This Fs 360 Kickflip On The Pyramid

Dashawn Jordan Handling A Switch Bs Crooked Grind In Zone 1

Dashawn Jordan Handling A Nose Grind In Zone 1

Thank you to Alexis Rivera, Alex Wright, Harris Hutchison, Kyle McCabe, Brian Mack, and Jake Smith for their superb scoring skills. Thanks to Ben Karpinski and Chris Martinez for shooting photos. Thank you to Remy Stratton, Kurt Thayer, Tyler Vandora, Huck Rosa (video), Daniel Cabral, Jeff Arnold, Melissa Lyman, Sam King, Logan Strook, and all the Volcom family for the logistical support throughout the day. We would also like to thank everyone that has been apart of the entire 2013 Wild In The Parks tour. Lastly, thank you to our gracious tour sponsors (below) for supporting youth skateboarding and the entire tour.

HI-CHEW
GATORADE
TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING
KICKER
CAM CADDIE

Custom Trophies, Prizes, Judges and Hi-Chew Winners Shane Short And Miles Canevello

Custom Trophies, Prizes, Judges, and Hi-Chew Winners Shane Short And Miles Canevello

Results:

14 & Under Division Champions:
1st: Alex Midler (California) -$1,400
2nd: Tanner Oliver (Utah) - $1,200
3rd: Gilbert Estrada (Arizona) - $900
4th: Henry Gartland (Minnesota) - $500
5th: Jackson Parrish (Minnesota) - $250

14 & Under Division Champions

14 & Under Division Champions

15 & Over Division Champions:
1st: Mason Coletti (California) - $1,400
2nd: Tanner Van Vark (Minnesota) - $1,200
3rd: Nathan Lee Hammond (Texas) - $900
4th: Aidan Chamberlain (Utah) - $500
5th: Jace Torkelson (Minnesota) - $250

15 & Over Division Champions

15 & Over Division Champions

Open Division Champions:
1st: Dashawn Jordan (Arizona) - $2000
2nd: Tyson Bowerbank (Utah) - $1,750
3rd: Chris Gregson (California) – $1,500
4th: Julian Christianson (Colorado) - $750
5th: Gard Hvaara (Norway) - $500

Open Division Champions

Open Division Champions

Everyone Loves A Good Product Toss

Everyone Loves A Good Product Toss

CAVE Performed Live As The Product Toss Was Going Off

CAVE Performed Live As The Product Toss Was Going Off

comments powered by Disqus

Recent News + Video

Surf
North Coast Grom Trip
North Coast Grom Trip from Volcom Australia / New Zealand Volcom Australia groms Harley Ross, Jackson Giles, Kobi Clements, Kyuss King, Keanu Miller, and PC Distinguin from France headed to the North Coast of Australia to hang out, cause some mischief, and surf some super fun right point breaks and wedgy beach breaks. Enjoy! FILM / EDIT Film and Edit >> Andrew Christie, @chroniclesofchristie Additional Filming >> Joel Barker, @joelbarker MUSIC Song: Side Two Album: Uncanny Valley Artist: Birds of Avalon
Surf
Volcom to Puerto Rico!
What do you get when you mix Volcom and Puerto Rico? The answer should be Rum Punch.. But the real answer is a radical surf trip! The Volcom team went on spring break a little early this year and spent a week down in PR. Mother nature was on our side and she showed us a good time. Here's a taste of the action… Club Destroy -- Mauro Diaz, Pat Schmidt, Ricardo Delgado, Miguel Tudela, Balaram Stack & Noah Schweizer… Pretty heavy crew! Balaram is no stranger to PR. He's always flying down... Yeah, they like long walks on the beach and late nights out on the town. This is Mauro Diaz, our newest addition to the Volcom Family! He's a great human & an awesome surfer. We are more than stoked to have him on the team. This was our first time hangin out with Mauro and we instantly became brothers. He's a classic human in and out of the water. The man, the myth, the legend, Ricardo "Slims" Delgado. This kid is a hard worker. Thanks for taking care of us and showing us around, buddy! Miguel flew over from Peru to hang out for the week. Well, he wasn't really "hangin out," he took home first place in the Volcom TCT Catfish and punted some of the biggest airs! This was Miguel's second time to PR. We can guarantee he'll be back. Miguel's first wave of the trip… yep!  Noah is a sneaky little guy… Don't let his tricks fool yah! Mr. Pat Schmidt flexing as Mauro mimics. We found this sneaky little wedge on our fist day. Pat gave it a Rum Punch! Tinder... Pat speed blur day and night. Balaram sun setting.   The dudes hard at work? (Mullet & Ruddy Photo) Yeahhh, this is Mullet… Our creepy friend… oh, and filmer. These are Coconuts, probably the tastiest and most dangerous drink in all the land. Ruddy, Dane and Billy Hume can vouch.  Happy Birthday, RJ. Photos: Patrick Ruddy, Ben Capron AKA Mullet, RJ Dunzelman, Richie Olivares
Surf
Volcom Team Jamming on the East Coast of Oz
East Coast Aus Trip from Volcom Australia / New Zealand Volcom Team shredders Carlos Munoz, Ozzie Wright, Parker Coffin, Mitch Coleborn, Joan Duru, and Gony Zubizarreta jamming on the east coast of Australia during the warmer months. The team’s varied, as are the conditions, which makes for a fun mess of small(er) wave hot-dogging. Carlos for Costa Rican prez!
Events
Conversations with Soko, La Luz & Colleen Green
At this years Burgerama, we were lucky enough to grab Soko, La Luz & Colleen Green from all the chaos for a quick conversation! Read below to gain some knowledge on their opinions, lives & inspiration!   SOKO  Q: Do you enjoy playing to festival crowds or are you more about intimate settings? Soko: I get a bit overwhelmed with festivals to be honest, especially now that it’s 100 degrees out there. I feel like we’re all being roasted in a BQQ and we’re all going to be turned into a burger by the end of the night. That will not be vegan and I will not be able to eat them. Q: Who are you excited to see at this years Burgerama? Soko: Well, Bleached is on stage right now and they’re my friends. Jessie & Bosh were both in my last music video that I directed called “Love Trap”.  Q: You directed? Soko: Yea, I directed and the song is with Ariel Pink and he didn’t want to be in the video so I play Ariel Pink in the video. And myself too, which was really fun. I think it’s the most complex video I’ve ever directed because there were so many people. Q: Were you an actress first or a singer first? Soko: I guess an actress, yea. But then I got really bored with it and wanted to be a little more self-content with my art. Q: It sounds like artists these days have a lot of control over all aspects of their music. Is that something you enjoy? Soko: Well I love making everything myself because I really enjoy every single challenge on the way. I love making my artwork and I love making my merch. I just think it’s really fun. I also think, because it’s my solo project, no one knows better than me what I want, so I might as well just do it because I don’t want my whole image to be in the hands of someone else who has no idea what I’m about. Q: It seems that music and especially rock and roll has always had a strong influence on pop culture and fashion. How would you describe your style and what fashion trends from the past would you like to see make a comeback? Soko: I only buy stuff at vintage stores so I feel like every era has its place in stores like that. I have a bunch of 70s stuff and 80s punk stuff and 90s acid washed jeans. I love high waisted mom jeans and I love creepers and I love crop tops. Everything I wear is from different eras and it works, I don’t think there are codes. I feel like fashion transcends codes and I feel that everything is mismatched and weird. LA LUZ From left to right:: Alice - keyboards, Lena - bass, Shana - guitar & Marian - drums Q: If you could work with any artist, living or dead, who would it be? Lena: I’m going to go with Beck. Marian: Oh I got it! M.I.A. Alice: The Drifters Shana: Fats Domino Q: Wow, those are all different musical tastes. Do you think this dynamic helps the band out? Marian: Yes, absolutely. It makes everything really eclectic. We’re still facing the same direction but taking from different areas. Q: There’s a lot of boundaries that are being broken by women. It seems like a tolerable and very supportive scene. Shana: I guess I kind of feel like that was going on in the 90s too with Riot Girl, like “Oh anyone can be a band!” You know? And really encouraging women to start playing music. Alice: I don’t know if there is a connection but I’m also seeing in education a lot more female focused camps or education groups. So maybe there’s some kind of alignment there, some feminist movement going on. Marian: I feel like even in the 90s if there were female bands they were facing a lot more repercussions or backlash from it. Where as now if you are a female musician you don't necessarily feel… people throwing shit at you on stage. Q: Yea, it’s a better environment for these girls to do it. Marian: I think it’s just more enlightenment in general. There’s a strong generational understanding that this is a good thing and it’s necessary. Q: What are some of the favorite cities that you’ve played at? Shana: We really like this area, Southern California. Also Austin is usually really great, Florida was cool. All of the south is pretty sick. Marian: Oh yea, Florida killed it. They just totally blew me away. A lot of other bands told us that people are so starved in Florida for music that when a band finally comes along that they’re just so stoked on it. Q: Do you prefer a more intimate setting or a big festival like this? La Luz: Both. There are ups and downs. Marian: Like today we usually don't have this huge of a crowd so its nice to have that built in. But it’s also really fun to play shows where you’re just playing for like 100 people or 50 people. Alice: Like that show in Texas where there was just a campfire and a little outdoor stage. Shana: It just depends on what the crowd is like, if people are giving off good vibes, then it doesn't matter if there are hundreds of them or only 2 people. COLLEEN GREEN  Q: What song do you most remember from your childhood? Colleen: Probably a French children's song that my mom used to sing to me when I was little. It goes… “Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept, violette en bicyclette.” Q: If you were to sit under a table and listen to two people speak, who would they be? Colleen: Hmmmm, let’s go with Sandy Bullock and Ryan Gosling. I bet they’re chill, you know? I bet that they would just kick it. I’d want to see what they would talk about. Q: How would you describe your style and what fashion trends from the past would you like to see make a comeback? Colleen: I would say my style is like...sporty, casual, cool? As far as fashion trends from the past…. No, I kind of like it now. How anything goes. Q: We’re seeing a big movement of young and rocking girl bands in what has predominantly been a boys club for decades and we think it’s awesome. Why do you think this is? Colleen: I think that with the internet it’s made it a lot easier for young girls to not have that fear of being written off for being female. As a society we’re more open to the idea of equality. It’s starting to become more of the norm. Q: When you’re not on tour or writing music, what do you find yourself doing on your down time? Hobbies.. etc… Colleen: I’ve been trying to draw more lately, because I’ve always been interested in art and drawing and have always done art projects and stuff like that but I really want to make a real go of it now. Q: Lots of DIY bands these days have total control over all aspects of their music and image. Do you find that to be a good thing? Colleen: It feels good to have control over everything but it ends up being a sort of defense mechanism for me sometimes because I get scared relying on other people. If I did everything myself and it sucked then at least it was my responsibility. I’m kind of private with my stuff i guess. It is nice to let go of control though. It lets me worry about less and focus more on writing good music. Q: If you could collaborate with any artist living or dead, who would it be? Colleen: Akon! I always wanted to make a really good dancey pop song. Super poppy and melodic. He’s really good at that kind of stuff. Q: Burger Records (and other independent labels) have had an amazing year. With an audience reaching around the world, big business and major labels will undoubtedly be knocking at its door. How do you think this could affect such a DIY grassroots movement? Colleen: Well I think it all depends on who’s running the label. For Burger Records specifically, I can see them partnering with bigger brands and sponsors but I think they’ll only use it for good. They’re such good guys. They have good hearts and I feel like they would never do anything to tarnish Burger Records and the true spirit of it. More money can help these festivals exist and that’’s a positive thing.
Snow
Pat Moore’s Blueprint 2, Ep. 6: "New Perspective"
In this episode, Pat steps out of his comfort zone and heads to Europe to meet up with an all-star crew and stellar snow conditions! Enjoy! @redbull edit: @jerpettit   Watch previous episodes of Pat Moore's Blueprint 2 below! We Shall Overcome - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 5 Riding Shotgun in Jamestown - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 4 Salt Lake Sessions - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 3 Without A Doubt - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 2 To All My Friends - Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 Ep 1 Pat Moore: Blueprint - Season 2 TEASER ABOUT BLUEPRINT Pat Moore is well known for being a snowboarding beast when it comes to back-country and urban terrain. We get an inside look at Pat's life as he travels in search of new terrain for his latest film and is joined by some of his biggest snowboarding influences and closest friends along the way.
Surf
Parker Coffin X Young Wise Tails
Parker Coffin, currently recovering from a recent injury, capitalized on his down-time to put together this brand-new edit, courtesy of Young Wise Tails. Glue yourself to the computer monitor for the next 4 minutes and watch Parker punt some huge airs and get tubed in California, Portugal and Hawaii, and enjoy some groovy tunes by New Order!