David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

From: Medellin, Colombia Age: 24

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08/09/90

Birth Date: 8/9/1990

Birth Place: Medellin, Colombia

Currently Living: Long Beach, California

Stance: Goofy

Sponsors: Volcom, Flip Skateboards, Globe, Ricta, Independent Trucks, Mob Grip and CCS

Volcom Rider Since: 2008

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Desillusion presents 'Resurrect the Destructed' - a short documentary on David González
Born and raised in the rough suburbs of Columbia, David González made it his mission to forge his own way of life the only way he knew how, through skateboarding. Currently residing in Long Beach, CA, and having spent most of the summer injured and homebound, Desillusion Magazine’s Pierre David stopped by the former SOTY’s home to gain an insight into David’s world. Video & Photography credit: @pierredavid @desillusion
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Come watch the Volcom Skate Team rip the Volcom Super Collider at Fun Fun Fun Fest!
UPDATED: Volcom Super Collider schedule and more ramp progress shots. Plus Kyle Walker is now coming to Fun Fun Fun Fest! Daily Schedule Nov 7, 8, 9: 11:30-2:00pm: open skate and BMX sessions 3:00-3:30pm: BMX Pros on the ramp 3:30-4:00pm: Hang with the Volcom Skate Team 4:15-6:15pm: Volcom Skate Team on the ramp Volcom Super Collider being built under some dark Austin skies The makings of the Super Collider Stone center Volcom Super Collider build beginnings From a humble notebook doodle to the makings of a real life ramp, we are excited to unveil the VOLCOM SUPER COLLIDER at the 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX next month, November 7, 8, 9. From an initial sketch to a more detailed design Conceived by Volcom's Remy Stratton and currently being brought to life in Austin, TX by Ryan Corrigan and the local non-profit Project Loop, the Volcom Super Collider will be tested by the Volcom Skate Team when they descend on Fun Fun Fun Fest to take on this beast. A 3D rendering of the Volcom Super Collider As previously announced, Volcom has partnered with Fun Fun Fun Fest to bring the Volcom Skate Team to the 2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest. In tow with us will be Dustin Dollin, Grant Taylor, Dennis Busenitz, Chris Pfanner, David Gonzalez, Pedro Barros, Louie Lopez, Rune Glifberg, C.J. Collins, Axel Cruysberghs and Milton Martinez. The skate team drove out to Austin and skated some some spots along the way, check out some photos below from their travels, follow them on instagram @VolcomSkate and see the hashtag #RoadToFFFfest for more updates along the way! Axel Cruysberghs backside nosegrind on the back of the van in Albuquerque, NM Louie Lopez, backside lipslide in Oklahoma City Pedro Barros frontside 360 stalefish at a Halloween ramp jam in OKC Grant Taylor frontside ollie at a vert ramp in a barn somewhere in Texas
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2014 Tampa Pro - Alec Majerus 3rd Place
This past weekend we took a trip down to the Skatepark of Tampa for the 20th annual Tampa Pro contest with Louie Lopez, David Gonzalez and am-but-good-enough-to-be-pro Alec Majerus. Contests at the Skatepark of Tampa have been known for producing some legendary moments and this year was no different. Check out some photos below of our boys ripping the course over the weekend and head over to SkateparkOfTampa.com for the full recap! David setting up a new board for the contest in the Skatepark of Tampa Pro Shop May have seen the insta version if you follow @VolcomSkate Louie Lopez took this blunt slide around the corner in practice. Louie Lopez backside noseblunts while David waits to go... Then David busts out his kickflip back lip no problem! Louie Lopez tailslide's through the poles David Gonzalez 360 flip to fakie on the roll in. David's classic crail air's were going off all weekend. After a long day of skating, David waits to get into the hotel room. Converse party with Riff Raff and Action Bronson was fun David Gonzalez and Louie Lopez 360 flipping over the box. Who did it better? The one and only Tampa moat race Louie Lopez put in some work at the Tampa moat race, throwing some eggs Alec Majerus back tail across and down Alec Majerus back smith grind David won The Skateboard Mag's Fan Fave award and took home 4th! Thanks to all who voted, David appreciates it! Our boy Alec Majerus on the podium taking home 3rd! Congrats again Alec! Not bad on taking 3rd as an AM in a Pro contest!
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Volcom In Color Skate Tour - Latin America
David Gonzalez, Collin Provost, Alec Majerus, Louie Lopez and Mario Saenz are currently touring Colombia, Peru and Chile for the #VolcomInColorSkateTour ! Check out some footage from the stops in Bogota and Medellin, Colombia! You can also see pics from the Bogota Demo by clicking the image below or HERE! Click the photo below for more pics from the Medellin demo, or click HERE!
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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 Gartland Getting Down With This Bs 180 Nosegrind Gilbert Estrada Went Swtich With His 360 Kickflip Selection Alex Midler's Perfect Kickflip Bs Lip From The Euro Gap To Rail 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 Across The Zone 2 Pyramid Jake Rogers Blowing Minds With A Nollie Lazer Flip Boardslide Mason Coletti Can Hardflip Bs Lip Everyone Was Stoked To Play The Custom Volcom Games And Make Their One-Of-A-Kind Volcom Hats 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 Tyler Thomas Gapping To Tail In Zone 2 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 Chris Gregson Getting Nose Blunted On The Banked Quarter Pipe Tyson Bowerbank Dialed In This Fs 360 Kickflip On The Pyramid 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 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 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 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 Everyone Loves A Good Product Toss CAVE Performed Live As The Product Toss Was Going Off
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Louie Lopez Wins Dew Tour San Francisco
Congrats to Louie Lopez on winning the Dew Tour street competition in San Francisco! Check out some of the footage and pictures below! Louie was killing it all weekend and qualified first! Louie with a Backside Noseblunt Frontside Flip Back Smith on the A-frame rail. Alec Majerus and David Gonzalez were also there all weekend ripping the course! Alec with a backside noseblunt down the hubba Kickflip back lip David skating everything, even the railings for the spectators; smith grind Frontside flip Louie, Nollie Heel Backside bluntslide down the hubba In the end Louie Lopez came out on top at his FIRST ever Dew Tour contest AND first contest as a pro, Congrats again Louie!!! Raven Tershy and Alec also entered the super gnarly downhill streetstyle contest. Check out Alec's run below See More Videos at AlliSports.com Embed