Clash at Clairemont 7 Preview

914x374_slide_013Tony Hawk inverted In it’s seventh year, The Clash at Clairemont is not only San Diego’s premiere action sports event it has also raised over $120,000.00. The event benefits the Krause Family YMCA Skatepark and Grind for Life, a charity that helps families with the high cost of fighting cancer.

This event is also what got me started with my own site. I covered Clash 2&3 for the Clairemont Community News. Looking back on it now, I was completely starstruck to have access to this event, the skaters and BMXers. Leading up to the fourth Clash I jumped blindly into the blogoshpere with enthusiasm and a willingness to try. That eventually lead to Sore Eye Sports. I still cover the event for CCN and will as long as they’ll let me. Continue reading

Forward Slash Remix: Ryan Decenzo

Ryan straight up shreds. If you’re one of the few people in the world that didn’t see Forward Slash when it first came out here is a great remix of his part. Banger after banger lead up to an amazing ender. I’m still blow away by this and I’m sure you will be too.

Sk858 – Night Shift

The Sk858 guys just dropped a great night time shredding edit. Hit the play button, sit back and be stoked on some of the finest local shredders our city has to offer. You couldn’t do half of this stuff even in daylight. Great one guys!

Willy Santos Rides Tracker Trucks

Willy is a San Diego legend and is still ripping it up. Here’s an edit for Tracker, his truck sponsor, where he’s tearing up his home park, PQ Skatepark. Watch out for the long anticipated History of Tracker Trucks book coming out in August.

Green Flash Brew it Forward: Washington Skate Park

a1gFWnw1114443265Green Flash is one of the better breweries in our city. They have started a series of events to help others out! This one benefits Washington Street Skatepark and is this Saturday, April 27th. You should come out, have a few beers with me and buy some art to help the only DIY skatepark in our city stay open.

Here’s the official blurb from Green Flash:

As part of our charitable series we’ll be Brewing it Forward between 3pm – 9pm for an Art Show & Fundraising Raffle with community run Washington St. Skate Park Association.The volunteers from Washington Street Skatepark are curating a site specific art show for the tasting room that will be up for one day only.  Featuriung the works of over 20 artists, all peieces will be available for purchase on the day of the event and money raised will benefit the park.Green Flash will be donating $1 of every full glass of beer in any style to the park for the duration of the event and running a ‘Keep the Glass’ special on the downtown glassware series.

Washington St. Skate Park History:
The year was 1999. The number of skateboard parks in San Diego was zero.  Without any designated area to preform their art ticketing and incarceration of skateboarders becomes an ongoing problem for local skaters of the day.  In April 1999, skaters showed up at the squalid, vacant site on the corner of Washington Street and PCH, where the homeless once slept and drug users discarded used needles. Here is where few locals began their vigilante agenda to build a skate park for skaters by skaters. Taking queues from the locals in Portland Oregon who created Burnside, the first DIY skatepark, this small group began mixing concrete and plying their trade.

Art Show: 3pm-9pm

Food Truck: Miho Gastrotruck

Raffle & Silent Auction

All ages welcome

Artists: Canyon Kelley | Mike Fleemon  | Nick Simich  | tugboat studios | | Chris Adams | Brian Fick | Ashley Montoya  | Mikey Hottman | Brenden Klein | Asa Lee Crow IV | Brooks Fritz  | Pat Bieck | Rhino | POD | Peter Gunn | Asa Crow IV | Soup | Neil Blender | Russ Pope | John Lucero | Eric | Dressen | Ben Horton | Sam Muller | BB Bastidas | Al Partenen

Event Sponsors include : Sector 9 skateboards | Gullwing trucks | Lifetime tattoo | Bassturd | Route 44 Skate shop |Squeegee Prints Screen printingTower bar/Til2 club | Typical culture Online Magazine | Street Evil | Leather and silver | Sauce zine | Thrasher magazine | Independent Trucks| Green Door Skateboards & Records | Deluxe distribution | Lowcard Mag | Crazee Burger | Luigis Pizza | Shrunken Head Skate shop | Transportation Unit | Edison MFG CO. Leather works | Creature Skateboards

Here’s a flyer I stole from Typical Culture:

610BrewingitForward

Riley Hawk Edit Double Up

Riley is on a tear right now and is cranking out edits for us to get stoked on. He’s released 2 in the last two days and they’re both here for you to watch. The first is a teaser for Shep Dawgs Volume 4 and the second is High Fived. Stop listening to me and click play already!

XTRAMDM By Animal Style

Animal Style just uploaded all the parts of XTRAMDM so I thought I’d put them all in one place for convenient shopping. These guys are as local as it gets. Nine videos come together to fill your skate stomach just like a double double.



Continue reading

Ellis Frost: Winter Edit 2

Ellis puts it down in this edit.  I’m totally stoked on several clips including bumpy boardslides, front foot shuvs and bricked bank shredding.  Get over to his Youtube channel and subscribe, this dude has over 14 million total plays and counting.

Dolan Stearns How To’s Day Contest: Boneless Boardslides

Dolan freakin rips and is a boneless master.  If you haven’t seen him boneless a crazy gap or an over rail in person you’re truly missing a great show.  Watch the video, learn from the man himself and then get out there and try it, film it and submit it to the contest.  Official blurb after the video.

After you watch this video head out to your local spot and film or shoot a photo of your best Boneless Boardslide, then post it to facebook.com/networkskate or email it to info@networkskate.com to enter to win a board from lurkville.com All winners will be picked by Lurkville. You have until the end of the month, good luck! (contest open to North America only)

Mahfia TV – Searching for Magic

Some of today’s best female skaters talk about each other and skating in general.  The world needs more shredders like them.  Support girls that skateboard!