Vans Pool Party 2016: Photos
The 12th Annual Vans Pool Party is a wrap and it was an insane day of great skateboarding! When the dust settled, Darren Navarrette took first in the Masters, Lance Mountain won the Legends division and Pedro Barros put on a show and took top ranking in the Pro contest. Thanks to Vans for another amazing Pool Party. See you next year! —Rhino
The Combi Pool Party number 12
Grosso fueling up for a long day
Bob Burnquist sports a beauty of a t-shirt
The Masters contest was the first to go. Darren Navarrette took 1st Place
Jeff was fired up that Navs won!
Big Ben, always a crowd favorite for the Legends contest
Cab looking strong as always
Heavy crew spectating around the bowl!
Lance hasn’t skated the contest in a few years. He was on fire!
Hosoi, stylish grind around the corner
Rick Blackhart has his money on Lance
Chris Miller turned the heat up
Lance plants one in the round
The crowd goes wild after Lance’s insane run
Congrats to Lance on winning the Legends. He let his skating do the talking
Now to the Pro event. Chris Russell with a new sponsor
Lucero and Navs, ready to watch the action
Steve Van Doren slinging dogs
Christian, Eddie Elguera, Pat Ngoho and Pops Hosoi
Coming from Hawaii, Heimana Reynolds, massive madonna
A new crop of young guns coming up. Jack Winburn lofts a huge boneless
Alex Perelson, kickflip lien on lock
Omar Hassan lined them up and knocked ’em down!
One of the biggest airs of the day, Austin Poynter goes for the ceiling
Josh Borden looking strong in the finals. 540 in the round bowl
Chris Russell tosses up an eggplant
Backside ollie machine, 13-year-old Kiko Francisco
At 43-years-old, Bucky Lasek is still skating like a young buck
When it was all said and done Pedro Barros put together an insane line and took first!
Pedro Barros with his 1st place ring. You know Pedro and his crew lit it up til the early morning! RTMF!
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5/07/2018The Legends, Masters and Pros all descended upon the Combi Bowl for the 2018 Vans Pool Party, which coincided with Cinco de Mayo. The holiday vibe was definitely infectious and everybody got sick as F! How do these things just keep getting gnarlier?!
5/07/2018This year’s Pool Party was even more festive than usual as it fell on Cinco De Mayo, and the opening ceremony was kicked off with a traditional mariachi band cranking out tunes next to the bowl.