Wild In The Parks - San Sebastian, Puerto Rico 2014

Stop #2 of The Wild In The Parks pushed into the summer heat igniting San Sebastian Skatepark in Puerto Rico Saturday May 31, 2014.

pano_park

The Park Has A Little Something For Everyone

San Sebastian Skatepark is nestled into a brand new community center in the city of San Sebastian. The complex boasts things like a zip line, in-door basketball courts, tennis courts, and of course the brand new skatepark that takes center stage.  The skatepark contains a solid array of features that keep the skate rats coming back for more. Standout features include the 2 bowls, an A-frame rail, multiple ledges, and a gnarly 9-stair section to make your legs quiver. This park’s solid nature was sure to entice competitors from near and far to test their mental and physical fortitude. The time had now come to see who would accept the challenge and reign supreme.

10_group

The 10 & Under And Girls Competitors Ready To Get The Day Going

10_unders

Grabs, Drop Ins, And High Fashion Setting The Tone

The 14 & Under Division grabbed their skates and gathered around our MC Fico handing out a couple high fives before these rippers started to stir the pot.  These young guns pulled out the heavy artillery with a massive fs 180 down the 9 set in zone 1, fs boardslides on the A-frame in zone 2, and a variety of combo variations in the tech section of zone 3. 11-year-old Jomar Ortiz-Garcia has been a long time WITP competitor working himself up the ranks throughout the years.  With the help of a little self prayer, Jomar boosted a perfect kickflip down the 9 set in zone 1 helping him to claim 1st place in the division.  Right behind him, 9-year-old Carlos “Goldo” Puigdollers popped his tricks like a man getting everyone’s attention as he took home 2nd place.  Yariel Caban kept up with the pack running through the obstacles and capturing the remaining spot in the top 3.  Everyone in the division was on fire and the crowd let them know they were stoked the entire way.

14_front180_1

9-Year-Old Carlos “Goldo” Puigdollers Popping A Fs 180 5X His Micro Size In Zone 1

14_frontboard_2

Getting A Tight Angle On This Front Board In Zone 2

14_first_1

11-Year-Old Jomar Ortiz-Garcia Throws Down A Massive Kickflip In Zone 1

14_Jomar_victory

Pedro Huck Rosa Lends A Helping Hand In Jomar's Celebration Of The Win

The 15 – 21 Division was next to put down a no holds barred performance. Things started nice and friendly with a display of technical tenacity on the A-frame rail in zone 2 and the ledges in zone 3.  We saw a solid bs tailside pop out, a bs feeble up to 50-50 combo on the A-Frame, and a bs 180 nosegrind to name a few hammers in these sections.  The boys then converged on the big section that includes the massive 9 set down rail…did we mention that this rail has an over hip high exit and a small kink at the end? This did not faze these guys as we saw a solid bag of tricks including a bs feeble on the rail, fs boardslide on the rail, and a heelflip down the set for those taking notes.  Ariel Rios had the goods and impressed the judges to get 1st, Steven Rodriguez kept things tight to take 2nd, and Hector Ortiz once again found himself on another WITP podium with a 3rd place finish.

15_crooks_3

Jan Javier Velez Locked Into A Bs Crooked Grind And Rocking His Shades The Whole Time

15_sw5050_2

Sw 50-50 On A Skinny Round Bar Can Be Tricky, But Steven Rodriguez Has The Balance Of A Cat

15_kickflip_1

Aldo Velazquez Putting Down This Kickflip For The Crowd

lunch

50 Giovanni's Pizza Pies Devoured In No Time Flat!

The Open Division was ready to strike the park and get the crowd roaring. The spectators on hand gathered around feverishly anticipating what was going to happen in front of their very eyes.  Without disappointment the Open constituents dominated the zones with speedy fs bluntslides across the ledges in zone 3, kickflip fs boardslids on the A-frame, and a ridiculous hardflip down the 9 stair that had people going bananas.   As time went on, Fito Dumeng pulled away from the pack ending his day with a fs feeble and fs bluntslide to fakie down the 9 rail to push his scores above the rest of the pack.  Jose Angel Colon cracked the top 3 with a solid performance that included a board breaking, but landed, fs salad down the rail for 2nd place.  Mike Alvarez came to show he knows the ins and outs of his hometown park by landing a very clean and impressive 360 flip down the 9 that contributed to his 3rd place position in the end.

O_bsmith_1

Angel Garcia With A Proper Poke On This Bs Smith In Zone 1

O_tail_1

Robert Lopez Was One Of The Few To Get Down With The Outside Ledge. Precision Fs Tailside

O_frontblunt_2

Angel Ramirez Positioned Over A Nice Fs Bluntslide In Zone 2

O_hardflip_1

Johnerik Feliú Putting Down A Jaw Dropping Hardflip Down The Set In Zone 1

O_kickFB_2

In The Midst Of A Kickflip Fs Boardslide In Zone 2

O_frontsalad_1

Jose "Chiqui" Colón Broke His Board On This Fs Salad Grind, But Still Road Away For Extra Glory

O_frontblunt_1

Fito Dumeng Secured The Victory With A Hefty Fs Bluntslide To Fakie In Zone 1

rain

Rain Closed Out The Day, Lots And Lots Of Rain

Alexi_rainy_50

Until, Alexis Rivera Busted Out A Full Blown Pool Sesh That Had Everyone Stoked Again

Alexis Rivera also handed out a special "Alexis Award" that boasted a $300 Electric California Watch, a $100 Gift Card From The Room Board Shop, and a Volcom x Toy Machine LTD skate deck donated by his gracious sponsors.  Alexis is a true inspiration to the people of Puerto Rico and everyone in his community.

We would like to thank Luis "Chanita" Vientos and Danny Cabrero from San Sebastian Skatepark for all their diligent support of the WITP.  Thank you to our judges Alexis Rivera, Aron Gieger, and Gustavo Torres for watching the action and jotting down the scores.  Thanks to Manuel De Leon, CJ Padin, and Angel Lopez for spotting competitor numbers.  Props to the one and only Fico Rodz Dec for his skills on the microphone. Thanks to Pedro Huck Rosa, Alfred B. Ruiz Tomassini, José "Papingui" Rodríguez, and Emanuel Carril for the additional video and photo coverage.  Thanks for the assistance with the event Frank Guzman, Rodolfo Ramírez, Fabian Crespo, and Alyssa Amaro. Much love to our Vco family of Juan Ashton and José L. Caldero Fernández for all their additional support.  Last but not least, check out our awesome tour sponsors (listed below) for brands supporting the youth of skateboarding.

Gatorade
Kicker Audio
Transworld Skate
Cam Caddie

10under_girl_prizing_alexi

Results:

14 & Under Division:
1st: Jomar Ortiz-Garcia
2nd: Carlos “Goldo” Puigdollers
3rd: Yariel Caban
4th: Luis Fernando
5th: Henoc Santiago
6th: Johnathan Santiago
7th: Xavier Carrion

15 & Over Division:
1st: Ariel Rios
2nd: Steven Rodriguez
3rd: Hector Ortiz
4th: Jan Javier Velez
5th: Angel Martinez
6th: Joshuel Bevilacqua
7th: Alexis Matos

Open Division:
1st: Fito Dumeng - $250
2nd: Jose Angel Colon - $150
3rd: Mike Alvarez - $100
4th: Angel Garcia
5th: Pedro Vilanueva
6th: Pedro Cruz
7th: Robert Lopez

Stand Out 10 & Under: Ryan William Herrera

Standout Lady: Vianez Morales

winners_pr

Check Out The Wild In The Parks Facebook And Instagram For Additional Coverage Throughout The Entire 2014 Tour:

Wild In The Parks Facebook Page
Wild In The Parks Instagram

comments powered by Disqus

Recent News + Video

Events
Peanut Butter And Rail Jam - Keystone, CO 2015
Stop #8 of Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam dipped into the Rockies at Keystone Resort, CO on Saturday February 28, 2015. The PBRJ event corral had tons of spectators cheering on 170+ competitors the entire day. Colorado is a visitor’s paradise with pristine wilderness, quite mountain towns, and a vast variety of outdoor adventures.  It is no wonder why the PBRJ had such a huge variety of representation as riders from New York, New Jersey, Maine, Tennessee, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Oregon, California, Utah, Italy, and Russia came to test their skills against the local Colorado shred machines.  Keystone’s A51 Terrain Park crew tested everyone with their rendition of a PBRJ venue.  Zone 1 consisted of a gnarly flat double barrel shotgun rail over a Jersey barrier to offset floating down bar with multiple take off trannies. Zone 2 rendered a sizable down flat lift tower tube. Zone 3 held a perfect down flat down rail that grabbed the attention of all in attendance.  The stage was set and 170 riders where released to do the unfathomable as a crowd of Keystone patrons jockeyed for viewing positions. Maine’s Cooper Whittier worked his way through this sw bs 360 50-50 on the down flat tube in zone 2. His east coast skills propelled hime through the pack as he qualified for the 2015 PBRJ Championships in 4th place in the 15 & Under Division. 7-year-old Sophia Capua and 8-year-old Alyssa Moroco shined at their first PBRJ ever. Sophia wowed the judges as she gapped over the Jersey barrier in zone 1 and Alyssa launched into the stratosphere as she bonked off the barrel feature at the bottom. It was a blast to watch them throughout their heat. Minnesota’s Luke Zajac handling business in zone 1 with a 50-50 transfer fs bluntslide 450 out on his second try. He also landed a full cab sw 50-50 sw fs board pretzel out on the down flat tube in zone 2, and a gap sw fs hw 270 bs lip on the down flat down in zone 3 to take 1st place honors. Watch out for this 14-year-old prodigy in the future. Alex Kass dusts off his board as he hw fs 180s to sw 50-50 fs 360 off the down flat tube in zone 2. His technicality lead to a 2nd place finish in the 16 – 21 Division. New York’s Remy Stern took lucky bib number 88 as he worked his magic on the contest site. Here he is in the middle of a 50-50 transfer to tailsldie 270 out in zone 2. New Jersey’s Reid Smith has been spending his time ripping the Rockies throughout this season. He calmly worked himself through the zones with tricks like this bs 360 on bs 360 off of the down flat tube in zone 2. He also added some flare to his riding with a 50-50 on the Jersey barrier to layback under the rail as another unsuspecting rider nearly chopped his head off. Luckily everyone was just fine and Reid was able to accept a 1st place finish in the 16 - 21 Division at awards. Michelle Zeller locked in and centered on this 50-50 on the down flat down rail in zone 3. Darien Giedd’s heat was cut short as she broke her board on a devastating fall off of the zone 3 down flat down rail. She was okay in the end, and even pulled off enough for a 3rd place finish with tricks like this fs 180 sw 50-50 in zone 2. Veronika Perfilyeva has been on top of her game all season winning the majority of contest that she has entered. She landed a number of tricks including this sw boardslide on the down rail in zone 1 and a noteworthy, buzzer beating, first try boardslide through the down flat down rail in zone 3 to take home 1st place in the Girls Division. Fueling the Stone Army with PB and J for all. Dillon Boeshans puts down a fs 180 sw 50-50 sw bs 270 boardslide to fakie on the down flat down in zone 3. This rocking move and others earned him a brand new Fender Stratocaster guitar. Seth Karlsud had this down flat down rail's number all day long. Here he puts down a gap sw fs hw 270 bs lipslide to fakie and also landed a gap bs 450 fs boardslide to fakie earlier in the day. He was charging all day and earned $50 and a pair of shades for Electric’s “Gooyest Move of the Event.” Justin Henigin’s orange jacket was flying all over the place with speed, style, and solid landings. Here he puts down a 50-50 transfer lipslide 270 out in zone 1. Alex Martin cradles his board down the center for a jaw dropping bs lipslide though the kinker in zone 3. Alex Lockwood came out with a crew from SLC to test their skills against the other side of the Rockies. Things went well as he landed all the tricks he wanted to try half way through his heat and kept riding for the love of it. Utah’s Jake Baker throws down a full cab to sw bs 50-50 180 out on the down rail in zone 1 as time expires. This last minute trick was enough to put him over the top for 1st place overall in the Open/AM Division. We would like to thank Adam Kisiel, Majai Bailey, Holly Blando, and the entire Keystone events crew for their help before, during, and after the PBRJ.  Big thanks to Kevin Laverty and the top tier A51 Park Crew for planning and executing a full throttle contest site.  Thank you to our judges Scott Cherry, Garrett Hutson, Sean Kimmeth for deciphering the mind-boggling tricks and writing down the scores.  Thank you to our Volcom family of Anders Pigorsch, Rebecca Birnbach, Sam King, Pedro Rosa, Alexis Rivera, Julia King, and Jon Strieby. Last, but not least, check out and support our tour sponsors for supplying the extra stoke throughout the PBRJ tour. Tour Sponsors: -Rev’d Nutrition Bars -Electric -New Era -Kicker -Fender Results: 15 & Under Division: 1st: Luke Zajac 2nd: Red Gerard 3rd: Dylan Okurowski 4th: Cooper Whittier 5th: Tiarn Collins 16 - 21 Division: 1st: Reid Smith 2nd: Alex Kass 3rd: Remy Stern 4th: Bo Althen 5th: Zack Zajac Girls Division: 1st: Veronika Perfilyeva 2nd: Ruby Peyton 3rd: Darien Giedd 4th: Lindsey Lumpkin 5th: Michelle Zeller Open/AM Division: 1st: Jake Baker - $250 2nd: Alex Lockwood- $150 3rd: Justin Henigin - $100 4th: Alex Martin 5th: John Myre Volcom Snowboard - Cody Cooper Rev’d Rider $100 – Luke Zajac Electric "Gooyest Move Of The Event" $50 and Shades - Seth Karlsrud Fender Guitar - Dillon Boeshans   Everyone wins when the day ends with a proper product toss. Check Out The Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook And Instagram For Additional Coverage Throughout The Entire 2015 Tour. Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Facebook Page Peanut Butter And Rail Jam Instagram
Skate
Introducing The Spitfire X Volcom Collection ''Fire And Stone Don’t Burn Alone''
Volcom unveils its latest collaboration inspired by the thrashin’ fashion of gouging grinds and heat-seeking aerial bombardments. Together, Volcom and Spitfire bring a collective 50 years of experience in making quality products specifically designed for those who keep the eternal skate-fire stoked. Hard like Stone and hot like Fire, this collection does not burn alone. Take note of its clean and functional style created for long days and nights of deep exploratory recon in the streets kids call home. See the entire collection and photos shot during the making of the video at volcom.com/spitfire Backed by mutual riders Grant Taylor, Ryan Sheckler, Dennis Busenitz, Dustin Dollin, Chris Pfanner, Collin Provost, Dane Burman, Alec Majerus, Kyle Walker, Nassim Guammaz and Alex Midler, the Volcom X Spitfire collection is coming in hot!
Music
#MusicMondays | Burgerama 4 | La Luz | Ticket Giveaway!
Seattle based band La Luz have been delivering their sound all over the world and making new fans by the thousands. They just kicked off another tour of the United States that will see them stopping in Austin for SXSW before appearing in Orange County, CA to play Burgerama 4 on March 28th. Volcom is excited to again sponsor the rad 2-day all ages extravaganza that is Burgerama on March 28th and 29th, and for those fortunate enough to live in Southern California, Volcom is giving away a pair of 2-day passes to Burgerama every Monday this month. Enter below for your chance to win a pair of 2-day passes to Burgerama and a La Luz/Habibi 7" from the Volcom Vinyl Club. Everybody else check the tour dates below and go see La Luz if they come through your town. Be sure to patronize their merch table too... they will have copies of the brand new single "I'll Be True" out now on Volcom Vinyl Club. VEVC 0041 - La Luz / Habibi split 7" by Volcom Entertainment La Luz on tour: 03/01/2015 Las Vegas, NV at The Bunkhouse 03/02/2015 Albuquerque, NM at Launchpad 03/03/2015 Marfa, TX at El Cosmico 03/04/2015 Houston, TX at Walter's Downtown 03/05/2015 New Orleans, LA at Siberia 03/06/2015 Atlanta, GA at The Earl 03/07/2015 Asheville, NC at Tiger Mountain 03/09/2015 Knoxville, TN at The Pilot Light 03/10/2015 Washington, DC at Comet Ping Pong 03/11/2015 Raleigh, NC at King's Barcade 03/12/2015 Nashville, TN at Freakin' Weekend 03/13/2015 St. Augustine, FL at Colonial Quarter 03/14/2015 Miami, FL at Churchill's 03/15/2015 Tallahassee, FL at Liberty Bar 03/17-21/2015 Austin, TX SXSW 03/22/2015 El Paso, TX at Lowbrow Palace 03/23/2015 Phoenix, AZ at Rythym Room 03/25/2015 San Diego, CA at Soda Bar 03/28/2015 Santa Ana, CA at Burgerama 03/30/2015 Santa Rosa, CA at Arlene Francis Center 03/31/2015 San Francisco, CA at Rickshaw Stop 04/01/2015 Reno, NV at Holland Project 04/02/2015 Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios 04/03/2015 Olympia, WA at Capitol Theater 04/04/2015 Seattle, WA at Neumo's
Surf
2015 WSL Championship Tour Kicks Off Saturday!
After a heroic Hawaii performance, Dusty Payne is back on the World Championship Tour! With a fresh and positive outlook for the new season, Dusty is fired up and looking to solidify his presence as a contender for the 2015 World Title. The first event of the year kicks off this weekend on the Gold Coast of Australia. Also joining Dusty at Snapper is Volcom Ambassador and 11-time World Champion, Kelly Slater. Kelly is looking to start his season off with his 55th career CT win and make a push towards that 12th World Title he has been searching for. Watch the live webcast on WSL's Website to see Dusty and Kelly battling it out with the rest of the contestants in round 1 of the season opener!   Be sure to check out Dusty and Kelly in Volcom’s True To This: Chapter 4, "Growling on the North Shore."
Snow
Vote for Dan Brisse in the X Games #RealSnow!
Watch Volcom's Dan Brisse go absolutely mental in this new edit, then vote for Dan in the X Games Real Snow contest for his work in this video for: - Best Video Part - Most Creative Use of Terrain - Best Trick - Most Creative / Technical Editing   >> VOTE here.  
Surf
Winter Interlude by Justin Becret
Recently, 13 year old Volcom rider Justin Becret escaped the harsh French winter to the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. He met up with our long time Volcom Family member Jose Maria Cabrera for some training and a couple good surf sessions. Now, Justin is heading to South Africa to train with the French Surf Team for more preparation for his trip in March to the Volcom House in Hawaii!