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Lake Havasu Skatepark Opening

Lake Havasu City, Arizona is well known as a popular destination for Spring Breakers. Come every March the lake along the west side of the city is swarming with tribal tatted bros chugging lite beer and bronzed babes in bikinis urged to “dump 'em out” for a bevy of “fuck yeah’s” and maybe even an air horn blast from a passing jet ski. The other eleven months out of the year this small city in north west Arizona is populated by retirees and speed boat racers trying to avoid frying in the desert heat.  All that may change now that the “largest skatepark in Arizona” was built on the shores of Lake Havasu.  Designed and built by California Skateparks with an opening day blessing by Street League’s Rob Dyrdek this massive facility features a Street League Certified skate plaza. A flow course with a helmet style cradle, in honor of a Havasu vet who died in action.  Plus a heart shaped pool complete with pool coping and for the street gnarlers a 14 stair that took out at least a half dozen boards on opening day.  –Joe Hammeke

Posted: October 21, 2013


The street course was packed like the lake on spring break with city locals in hopes of a glimpse of Rob Dyrdek.


Bmx trains were clogging the flow bowl all day.  


Park openings, demos and trade shows all bring out the questionable gear.


It was bound to happen


Kirby had to dodge half a dozen bikes to get over this hip.


Paul Hart has a Lunatic Fringe in the December mag.  Expect moves like this nollie back noseblunt to fakie but on the raw streets.


Recent AZ transplant Nick Zizzo noseblunts the rail in hopes of a spot in the Street League.


Chugging hot sauce for breakfast is the new coffee substitute, also good for back tails.


Ryan Reyes finds a line and takes it quarter to quarter.


Hey will you instagram my face?


Not many 12 year olds can deck a frontside rock on vert, Jagger Eaton does his best to impress the barneys then backs it up with a noseblunt.





Aldrin Garcia frontside flips much to the approval of the Havasuians.


Jet Eaton can back 50 a set of stairs equal to his age and get up on an arm in the vert bowl.

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