Finally, the SOTY Nawwsty crew enters the vacation portion of the mission.
Wildlife and POV cameras, everywhere.
Master Cocksman, Scuba Steve.
Resort wear in full effect. You earned it, Ishod!
And when the sun dunks into the azure blue, time to head to the park.
Grant's got frequent flyer status at this thing.
Big Rig tries out the upstream.
Cory can't let a little Texas plant get in the way of his new look of leisure.
It's cool. That thing's only about ten feet deep.
Boards, flops aloft.
Skidding edger under harsh block.
The tenuous grasp of cotton on grip.
Tipped out in the vortex bowl.
While Donnie does his best Scott Oster.
Fire in the sky time.
Drunk on the moon.
After apologizing to the hotel manager.
Speaking of management, these guys exceeded all our wildest expectations. Nice work, boys.
Ishod, trying to steer the party back on dry land.
In my head, this group shot was going to be less awkward and more awesome.
Fuck it. Worth a shot.
Only 16 more swimming hours left.
Obscure lines are kind of Grant's thing.
Pay attention, kid.
Wonder what would happen if Cory went full-time tranny?
Grant hanging around in no-man's land. Jesus.
It's easy to get jaded in this line of work but seeing the SOTYs in action brings it all back home. Congrats, Ishod! Thanks for the trip, everybody. Same time next year!
4/23/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew sparks a sesh at the infamous Five Docks park. Remember when street skaters could barely grind a bowl?
4/23/2017Unlike in the USA, downtown is still a go on the Lord's day Down Under. Pilz, Louie, Chima, Ishod, Na-kel and the boys take full advantage. Amen!
4/23/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew hits the downtown Sydney streets, ending with an epic sesh/dance party at good ol' Martin Place.
4/23/2017Teammates, legends and bros converge at the local ramp to surprise Lizzie Armanto with her spankin' new Thrasher cover and first Birdhouse pro model. How sweet it is!
4/23/2017The SOTY Down Unda crew fires it up, only to get stymied by a human skatestopper. Ishod skids big and Kwalks snags the cover.
4/23/2017Legends, tykes and lurkers alike – who doesn't love an '80s sized vert ramp?
4/23/2017Vans' surprise end-of-the-year video "No Other Way" starring Kyle Walker, Elijah Berle and the rest of the Waffle Squad premiered at Black Hollywood Wednesday – the perfect Turkey Day pre-party.
4/23/2017Chief and the boys premiered the latest installment of their popular No Cash Value series, this one starring Dane, Brockman and Windsor.
4/23/2017Elliot Sloan had a vert jam at his house in Vista because, as you know, Vista still rips.
4/23/2017Last stop for the Vans demo demolishers and Chima, Matt B, Dan Lu and the boys go out with a bang!