Wild In The Parks - Southside Skatepark, TX 2014

Stop #7 of Volcom Stone’s Wild In The Parks had the masses of the Lone Star State gather under Southside Skatepark’s roof on Sunday August 3, 2014

They say “everything’s bigger in Texas.”  While we don’t know who “they” are and what they are talking about, we can only assume that the topic is about the heartland’s skateboard community.  Crews from everywhere seemed to be squeezing out of the woodwork as they created a line at registration that continued out the door.  Things heated up quickly as the practice session began to look like less of a warm up turning into a complete domination of the obstacles in front of them.  After an elongated practice, due to the shear numbers of riders, the competitors were ready to get after it and put their stamp on the 2014 WITP tour.

The 14 & Under Division was first to drop in and deliver a wallop on the zones that lay ahead.  We saw a bs 360 down the 6 stair in zone 1, a popped kickflip over the pyramid in zone 3, and a speedy bs crooked grind on the flat bar in zone 2 for a sliver of the activity in this heat.  Santino Fernandez was back from 2013 and trying to take over his division’s top honors. After a harsh body-jarring slam, Santino powered out tricks in all zones and shut down the finials with a double 360 flip over the rail in zone 1. His overall performance secured his place atop the podium. Nathan Pacheco had his own rendition of tricks like his kickflip bs lipslide on the flat bar in zone 2 and a nollie hardflip past the stairs in zone 1 that landed him in 2nd place.  Nick Aquilino kept up with the pack as he landed a bs 5-0 down the A-frame ledge in zone 3 and a solid sw bs board slide to regular on the down rail in zone 1 for the remaining 3rd place spot.

14_flip_flat_3

Popping A Kickflip To Flat In Zone 3 For The Crowd On Hand

14_Pacheco_1

Nathan Pacheco Locks In Bs Crooked Grind In Zone 2

14_Hayden_3

Hunter Harlan Puts Down A Sweet Lipslide In Zone 3

14_Santino_2

Santino Fernandez Shut Down The 14 & Under Finals With This Last Second Double 360 Kickflip Over The Rail In Zone 1

The 15 – 21 Division was stacked up to the brim as competitors had to battle through 70+ of their peers just to make it to the finals.   This division was a mad scramble of action throughout as we saw a fs bluntslide shuv-it out on the A-frame rail in zone 3, a 180 to sw overcrook on the flat bar in zone 2, and even the ever illusive 720 shuv-it down the 6 stair in zone 1.  Fan favorite Julio Cruz, was all over everything landing a bs big flip up the euro gap in zone 2, a bs 270 lipslide on the A-frame rail in zone 3, and capped off his winning performance with a nollie hardflip over the rail in zone 1 that had everyone jumping out of their seats.  Zach Godlewski was blasting through the park landing a nollie bs bigspin bs lip on the flat bar in zone 2, a sw fs bigspin down the 6 set in zone 1, and a first to him cab 270 bs lipslide to fakie on the A-frame rail in zone 3 to take 2nd place.  Maui Francis got his cheering section excited with tricks like his sw bs boardslide shiv-it out on the 6 rail and bs big spin front board on the A-frame to capture the final podium position walking away in 3rd place.

15_Zach_2

Zach Godlewski's "First Ever" Full Cab Kickflip Down The Set In Zone 1

15_up_stream_3

Kolemann Reed Swings This Boardslide Up And Down Stream In Zone 3

15_Julio_2

Julio Cruz Handled This Nollie Hardflip Over The Zone 1 Rail With Ease

bbq

The Texas Heat Worked Up A Hunger And A Thirst...Good Thing We Had 300 Hotdogs And Plenty Of Gatorade On Hand

It was now time for the Open/AM Division to finish off the day by showing us that the word impossible does not exist in skateboarding. Almost any flip, spin, and grind combination was landed throughout the day’s Open/AM action.  We saw a bs bigger flip fs boardslide to fakie on the flat bar in zone 2, an absolutely perfect fs flip from the pyramid into the A-frame in zone 3, and a bs feeble to 50-50 combo on the flat down rail over the 6 stair in zone 1.  Mason Coletti has now moved into this division after his 2013 WITP 15-21 Division Global Championships win.  He made an exclamation point in the day’s action by landing a fs sugarcane to regular on the flat rail in zone 2, a bs 360 kick flip over the pyramid in zone 3, and capped off his inaugural Open/AM performance with a hard flip bs lipslide shuv-it out on the down rail in zone 1.  Needless to say that Mason took home the win on this day.  Genesis Delagarza was next on the list with tricks like his nollie noseblunt on the A-frame rail in zone 3, a nollie 360 big spin up the euro, and a contest ending full cab late back foot kickflip past the stair set in zone 1.  John Bastien rounded out the top 3 with tricks like his mollie bs big heel bs lip slide on the flat bar in zone 2 and a huge bs 360 nose grab  to flat in zone 3 to name a few of his many bangers.

O_hollywood_2

Hollywood Martinez Kept Things Exciting All Day Long To Win The Rev'd Skater Award And $100 For Things Like This 100mph 360 Flip In Zone 1

O_Dufrene_3

Christian Dufrene With A 360 Varial Heelflip Over The Zone 3 Pyramid

O_Bastien_3

Johnathan Bastien Takes Down The Stairs With A Late Shuv-It In Zone 1

O_Genesis_2

Genesis Delagarza Shut Down The Event With This Full Cab Late Back Foot Flip That Blew The Top Off Southside Skatepark

O_mason_1

Mason Coletti Dipping Down A Stylish Fs Sugarcane In Zone 2

A big thank you to Big-O Visentin, Janine Visentin and the entire Southside crew for hosting another great WITP at Southside Skatepark.  Thanks to our judges Bryan Brewster, Dan Agustine, and Darren Evans for watching all the action and writing down scores.  Thanks to Volcom’s Jeff Hammet and Daniel Barousse for all the extra attention they gave before, during, and after the WITP in Houston.  Lastly, check out our tour sponsors…they’re rad and help support this free tour.

Rev'd
Gatorade
New Era Cap
Kicker Audio
Transworld Skate
Cam Caddie

judges_prizing_revd_Krystal

Results:

14 & Under Division:
1st: Santino Fernandez
2nd: Nathan Pacheco
3rd: Nick Aquilino
4th: Ronnie Coleman
5th: Will Jones
6th: Jacob Day
7th: Hayden Harlan

15 – 21 Division:
1st: Julio Cruz
2nd: Zach Godlewski
3rd: Maui Francis
4th: Nekio Cruz
5th: Kevin Kardas
6th: Joey Wong
7th: Geo Sabillon

Open/AM Division:
1st: Mason Coletti - $250
2nd: Genesis Delagarza - $150
3rd: Johnathan Bastien - $100
4th: Tommy Wilkinson
5th: Christian Dufrene
6th: Casey Chan
7th: John Hardeman

Rev’d Skater Award: Hollywood Martinez- $100

Stand Out Lady: Krystal Esparza

Stand Out 10 & Under: Ethan “Nugget” Manahan

winners_TX

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
Volcom Bastille Days Opening
Cliquez ici pour la version Française On Wednesday July 1st, Volcom opened its skate obstacle, which will remain all summer long on the Esplanade du Port de l’Arsenal, Place de La Bastille in Paris. The afternoon started with the official opening by the Paris city council, with the presence of three Mayors of the surrounding districts, and then the spot got invaded by skateboarders, never minding the high temperatures (Europe is sweating under a record heat wave). Tons of goodies were given away at our DIY stations (tee shirt screening, hat customising and button making…) and in no time, everyone was hyped to watch the action unfold. Dustin Dollin, David Gonzalez, Eniz Fazliov, Axel Cruysberghs, Victor Pellegrin, Vincent Coupeau and Romain Covolan from the Volcom skate team put down a demo matching the heat! At the end of the demo the list of ABD’s of the spot got quite filled up with notably a switch fs 360 and a switch flip from Axel over the trash bin, some trademark crails from David, an alley oop fs 270 heelflip from Eniz and a a double flip by Victor… Right after this some of Paris big dogs entered into the mix during a “Trick 4 Trick” session organised by Electric, where the skaters had to land the same tricks that Electric team skaters David Gonzalez, Axel Cruysberghs and Sam Partaix were doing for cash. The day ended with music and drinks, but unfortunately without the planned live concert due to some tech problems, and the skateboarders took over the spot for a first of a long series of evening sessions. A big thank you to the city council of Paris for bringing this to skateboarding in Paris, Sterling Projects for such a rad design and finishing details, to Cosanostra skatepark, to Carlsberg for the refreshments, Snowbeach, Urban Surfers, Citadium, Hawaii Surf, Guillaume Perimony for the clip and Jelle Keppens for the photos. See you on Sunday July12th, starting at 19h for an instalment of photos from De Paris yearbook, music, refreshments and the screening of the video “Deuxième Vague”-  Entry is free. Go back to Bastille Days Jelle climbed a tree for this overview shot / vue depuis le feuillage Victor Pellegrin – Bs Ollie on the central piece Axel Cruysberghs bs tailslide Vincent Coupeau - Melon Oscar Candon Screen for the Volcom Bastille Days tees / ecran pour la sérigraphie Dustin Dollin You could come in print your tee / tee shirt screening Mayors of the 4th, 11th and 12th districts of Paris, Maires des arrondissements 4, 11 et 12 de Paris There’s a canal behind the spot but you can’t jump in the water / baignade interdite dans le canal deriière le spot David Gonzalez Sam Partaix fs bluntslide Victor Pellegrin BG Axel fs nosegrind Axel blunt transfer David bs 3 Dustin Oscar Candon winning one of the 100€ for the trick4trick session Electric / Oscar Candon 100€ pendant le trick4trick Electric Go back to Bastille Days Retourner sur l'événement Bastille Days *** FRENCH: Mercredi 1er juillet, Volcom a inauguré le projet de modules de skate “Bastille Days”, qui restera en place jusqu’au 6 Septembre sur l’Esplanade du Port de l’Arsenal, Place de la Bastille à Paris. L’après-midi commença par l’ouverture officielle par la Mairie de Paris, avec la présence des trois maires des arrondissements voisins. Ensuite le spot a été pris d’assaut par tous les skateboarders malgré la temperature caniculaire. Des tonnes de goodies ont été donnés suite à des sessions Do It Yourself (impression de tee shirts, customisation de casquettes, fabrication de badges…), et peu après, le public a profité d’une demo de skate du team Volcom avec Dustin Dollin, David Gonzalez, Eniz Fazliov, Axel Cruysberghs, Victor Pellegrin, Vincent Coupeau et Romain Covolan qui ont tout donné. A la fin de la démo, la liste des ABD du spot fut plutôt bien remplie, avec notamment un switch fs 360 et un switch flip d’Axel au dessus de la poubelle, des crails magnifiques de David, un alley oop fs 270 heelflip d’Eniz ou encore un double flip de Victor… Juste après ça, quelques uns des meilleurs skaters de Paris entrèrent en jeu pour une session “Trick 4 Trick” organisée par Electric, durant laquelle les skateurs devaient replaquer les mêmes figures que les membres du team Electric David Gonzalez, Axel Cruysberghs et Sam Partaix avec 500€ en cash à la clé. La journée s’est terminée en musique et avec quelques boissons fraiches, malheureusement sans le concert qui était prévu, en raison de quelques problèmes techniques. Les skateurs ont pris possession du spot pour une première session nocturne en présence de presque tout le gratin de la scène skate Parisienne. Un énorme merci à la mairie de Paris pour avoir permis l’installation de cette structure, Sterling Projects pour un tel design et de supers finitions, à Cosanostra skatepark, à Carlsberg pour les rafraichissements, à Snowbeach, à Urban Surfers, à Citadium, à Hawaii Surf, à Guillaume Perimony pour le clip vidéo et à Jelle Keppens pour les photos. On espère vous retrouver le dimanche 12 juillet à partir de 19h pour une exposition photos du yearbook De Paris, de la musique, des rafraichissements et la diffusion en plein air de la vidéo Deuxième Vague. Retourner sur l'événement Bastille Days
Surf
Yago Dora Loves California In June
Yago Dora Cali Jun 15 from AprimoreSurf on Vimeo.   Yago Dora has recently been in California, pretty much living at Lower Trestles to practice for Volcom's Totally Crustaceous Tour Global Championships (where he placed 2nd), and to, well, surf Lowers, duh. Here are some recent clips from his excursion to California which will make you want to jump out of your seat and go surf. Trust us, you won't be disappointed.
Womens
Lady Grouplove DIY
Our Lady Grouplove Collection has inspired us in so many ways to be creative and artistic. For this DIY, we reached inside ourselves to find our “artistic abilities” and used those creative juices to make these rad LGL inspired pots. Here’s what you need Spray Paint (we used white and black based on the collection) Multiple pots in different sizes Acrylic paint (white and black) Very small and thin paint brush This project is best done outdoors. Make sure you have a smooth surface to work on. Lay down some newspaper or anything lying around so as not to get spray paint on anything. To help get every inch of the pot evenly sprayed, place a brick or plank of wood down and place the pot on top. Spray the pot at least 10 inches away from the pot and lightly coat with color. You want even layers so as not to make drip marks on the pot. Once you’ve completed spray painting the outside of the pot, let it dry for a few minutes. Once dry, place the pot right side up on the table and spray paint the inside.  Set aside and let dry overnight. Start on your next pot. This time using black spray paint and repeat the steps before. Once all of your pots have dried, you can start the painting process! For this part, we went to volcom.com/ladygrouplove and looked at which pieces we wanted to recreate. Not every paint stroke was perfect, but we felt it added charm and once it was all finished it looked great! Our Tip:: Go slowly. Sometimes the paintbrush has a mind of its own, so if you want straight lines, take your time. The finished product! Shop the pieces that inspired this post! Lady Grouplove Jacket Lady Grouplove Pants Lady Grouplove Bralette Lady Grouplove Leggings
Events
Stop #3 of Volcom's Wild in the Parks - Bellevue Skate Plaza, WA
Nik Stiponovic, Dane Burman and Milton Martinez helped Caswell Berry break down the zones before the contest! Watch the Park Preview above and stay tuned for the recap video tomorrow. Stop #3 of Volcom’s Wild In The Parks Tour dropped into the Bellevue Skate Plaza on Saturday June 27, 2015. For the past 3 summers the Wild In The Park’s stop at the Bellevue Skate Plaza has grown not only in size but in the wealth of skate skills.  Located just outside of Seattle, this central location allows for the Northwestern US and Western Canada skate scene to converge in one spot.   The diversity of cultures and styles translated into some insanely technical and creative skating throughout the day. Dylan Clark front blunt in zone 1. He placed 3rd in the 14 & Under Division. Photo: Cabral TJ Robinson was at the last contest in Arvada and cruised out to this one too. This tailslide in zone 3 got him into 5th place in the 14 & Under Division. Photo: Cabral Will Morton is only 9 years old but still got 4th in the 14 & Under Division. Frontside boardslide. Photo: King Reece Clayson kickflip backside tailslide was one of the many tricks that landed him 3rd place in the 15 - 21 Division. Photo: Cabral Austin Thongvivong kickflip backlip in zone 1. Taking home 1st in the 14 & Under Division. Photo: King Greg Dehart hit all the zones at full speed, this fakie flip was no exception. Photo: Cabral Mikey Ray came down from Canada for this stop and took home 1st in Open/Am Division. Photo: Cabral Rafi Dadd took home 4th in the Open/Am Division. 180 Nosegrind in zone 1. Photo: Cabral Simon Bannerot was Caswell's Choice with heavy tricks in all zones like this front blunt in zone 3. Photo: Cabral Results: 14 & Under Division: 1st: Ivan Glenney 2nd: Bowie Spencer 3rd: Dylan Clark 4th: Will Morton 5th: TJ Robinson 6th: Simon Wilke 7th: Bao Nguyen 15 – 21 Division: 1st: Austin Thongvivong 2nd: Alex Lobasyuk 3rd: Reece Clayson 4th: Andrew Evans 5th: Quinn Unciano 6th: Ja'Rae Richardson 7th: Brendan Nielsen Open/AM Division: 1st: Mikey Ray - $250 2nd: Tyler Amucha -$150 3rd: Greg Dehart - $100 4th: Rafi Dadd 5th: Jacob Pogue 6th: Jesse Lindloff 7th: Jason Rodriguez Caswell's Choice – presented by The Skateboard Mag:  Caswell Berry will award his favorite competitor from each stop of the 2015 Wild in the Parks tour to jump in the van with the Volcom team and shoot a photo to be featured in The Skateboard Mag with the footage to be featured on The Berrics! Stop #3 winner: Simon Bannerot Next Stop: Mayfair Skatepark - San Jose, CA – July 11th, 2015! Click here for more info. Follow the tour on instagram @VolcomWITP and see more photos from this stop on our facebook page Huge thanks to our prizing sponsors Toy Machine, Foundation, Pig Wheels, Rev'd, Andalé and Enjoi
Events
Lady Grouplove Events
Last weekend was full of excitement as we held two major events with Tilly's for our Lady Grouplove Collection! The first event was held at the Towne Center in Long Beach, CA on Saturday. Fans were standing in line since 2AM anxiously waiting to meet Grouplove and get their albums and t-shirts signed! The band members wore pieces from the Lady Grouplove Collection in support of the line & singer Hannah Hooper!  Kaitlin Meeder, a truly dedicated fan, was chosen to perform with the band and was moved to tears as she was living her dream!   At our second event, die hard fans fled to Irvine Spectrum in support of Volcom Womens & Grouplove to see the band perform as well as receive pieces from the line & signed albums! Once again, the band members wore pieces from the Lady Grouplove Collection and looked amazing doing so! Kaitlin made it back on the stage for the second event with more confidence than ever! The crowd went wild in support of their fellow fan. Photos by Chris Martinez. Featured items… Lady Grouplove Tee Lady Grouplove Denim Jacket Lady Grouplove Pants
Snow
Volcom Snow at HCSC Session 1 - Recap Video
Last week the Volcom Snow family kicked off the summer shred season at High Cascade Snowboard Camp for Session 1 antics. Check out the recap video above featuring team riders Pat Moore, Mike Rav, Christy Prior, Mary Rand and Parker Szumowski. R: Pat Moore / P: Danny Kern