Prior to the contest, Caswell Berry broke down the park with help from Dane Burman, Louie Lopez, Kyle Walker and David Gonzalez. Watch the edit below to get familiar with the zones!
Stop #1 of Volcom’s Wild In The Parks got the tour rolling at Volcom’s private skatepark in Costa Mesa, CA on Saturday May 23, 2015.
This year we have joined forces with The Berrics and The Skateboard Mag to elevate our Wild in the Parks series to a massive audience. As a result, the Wild in the Parks series is showcasing amazing talent from amateur skateboarders across North America and their quest to make a name for themselves in skateboarding. Stop #1 of the WITP tour had a magnitude of tech tricks, powerful grinds, and a mix of old school flavor that kept the crowd cheering from start to finish. It was a battle to the very end as the 14 & under, 15 – 21, and Open/AM divisions vied for 1/7 invites (in each division) to the $15,000 WITP Championships at The Berrics in Los Angeles, CA on October 17th.
Braden Hoban took first in the "14 and Under" division with heavy tricks in each zone like this kickflip front board. Photo: Buddy Bleckley
CJ Collins ripped every part of the park. Here he is nosegrinding the rainbow rail. Photo: Nicholas Filippini
Andrew Scott wasted no time throwing down this back tail on the remodeled hubba in the "14 and Under" division. Photo: Daniel Cabral
Griffen Gass did a 270 out of this feeble into the barrier bank and took home 1st in the 15 - 21 division. Photo: Buddy Bleckley
Mateo Rael took 4th in the 15 - 21 division and also won Caswell's Choice. Solid back tail on the handrail. Photo: Daniel Cabral
Gage Boyle was ripping all day, boosting this 360 flip over the pyramid. Photo: Daniel Cabral
Ben Campbell nosegrind through the alley. Photo: Buddy Bleckley
Ben Sauer backside noseblunt on the hubba taking home 2nd place. Photo: Daniel Cabral
Alex Midler shut it down in the finals with this 270 flip lip. Photo: Buddy Bleckley
14 & Under Division:
1st: Braden Hoban
2nd: Blue Wilson
3rd: Patrick O' Mara
4th: Kaden Sylla
5th: Andrew Scott
6th: CJ Collins
7th: Gavin Ventura
15 – 21 Division:
1st: Griffin Gass
2nd: Jimmy Cascio
3rd: Shane Short
4th: Mateo Rael
5th: Tanner Lawler
6th: Drayden Gardner
7th: Branden Reynolds
1st: Alex Midler - $250
2nd: Ben Sauer -$150
3rd: Jace Torkelson - $100
4th: Zachery Duelling
5th: Rene Serrano
6th: Ben Campbell
7th: Gage Boyle
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 #1 winner: Mateo Rael
Check out a recap of the day with Mateo Rael, who hopped in the van with Alex Midler and Collin Provost to hit some spots in San Diego.
Next Stop: Denver, CO – June 13th, 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, Andale and Enjoi
Posted on 05/26/15