Handplants and Channel Blasters

Words & photos: Rhino

Down south has a ton of spots to skate. Ronnie Sandoval and Chris Russell came down form the south bay to hook up with Tom Remillard and Willis Kimbel.  They tapped into some of the spots - skateparks, ditchs, backyard bowls, and mini-ramps and ended the mission at the Birdman’s facility. Not bad for the weatherman claiming two days of rain.

Ronnie Sandoval, frontside air over the channel

Willis Kimbel going fishing

Chris Russell tail grabbing

Tom Remillard taking it way back to the late ‘70s

Willis goes Andrecht on a sidewalk surfing relic

Chris Russell, lipslide revert

Taking it East County, Chris lien to tail

Tom floats one on the sidewall

Tom and Ronnie doubles

Front rock on a Vista barrier


Chris Russell surfboard roll in slam

Mandatory Instagram posts

Ronnie stylish front board

Chris Russell, noseblunt drop-in

This DIY bowl is not easy to skate, eggplant

Over to the Birdman’s V Pipe for some heavy action, boneless

Willis points an Indy air

Ronnie plants a frontside invert before heading back to Pedro

Willis Kimbel, Gary Coleman
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