Burnout: Show Dogs

Vans threw a big contest last weekend with a bunch of skaters you don’t usually associate with the words “organized competition.” Tyler Bledsoe, Breana Geering, Taylor Kirby, Austyn Gillette, Simon Bannerot, Mason Silva and hella more throw down the gauntlet for some fun in the OC sun.

burnout ShowDogs 001 750pxIn the van with Matt B. No better place to be

burnout ShowDogs 002 750pxHey, I know that guy!

burnout ShowDogs 003 750pxScooping up Dressen and Frank at the hotel

burnout ShowDogs 004 750pxA flood of familiar faces

burnout ShowDogs 005 750pxAh, the official bev of summer

burnout ShowDogs 006 750pxWarning: Dylan Christopher’s mustache may be closer than it appears

burnout ShowDogs 007 750pxArrived at Vans HQ

burnout ShowDogs 008 750pxLil’ vert ses going off on Grosso’s Swingset

burnout ShowDogs 009 750pxHey!

burnout ShowDogs 010 750pxPeter, already slammed

burnout ShowDogs 011 750pxFun on the deck. Not shown: Pedro’s first-run frontside invert

burnout ShowDogs 012 750pxBack on the streets, comparing knee-caps. We’ll get there, Tyson

burnout ShowDogs 013 750pxNever one for understatement. This was Geoff’s big night!

burnout ShowDogs 014 750pxNothing feeds a photographer’s ego like their photos printed gigantic

burnout ShowDogs 015 750pxOh yeah!

burnout ShowDogs 016 750pxThey had a slideshow with Geoff and I before the main attraction – the new Take It Back video starring Geoff, Pedro Barros and Ronnie Sandoval, created by Ryan Lovell. This is me looking at the empty stage

burnout ShowDogs 017 750pxSlideshow practice

burnout ShowDogs 018 750pxBack on the concourse, ephemera for days

burnout ShowDogs 019 750pxKeep moving, nothing to see here …

burnout ShowDogs 020 750pxThe fine art of eating photography!

burnout ShowDogs 021 750pxI was actually warned not to do this in my photojournalism classes

burnout ShowDogs 022 750pxTaking a selfie of your ice-cream though? That’s always fun

burnout ShowDogs 023 750pxYou could get a custom-screened Freedome Rowley board if you wanted to brave the line

burnout ShowDogs 024 750px‘He did that in the Eras? Oh no …’

burnout ShowDogs 025 750pxCeddy taking some technical arm tape to a double slider dinner

burnout ShowDogs 026 750pxOh, hey Beatrice

burnout ShowDogs 027 750pxUp there! I knew I had friends!

burnout ShowDogs 028 750pxThrasher’s finest – Bublitz, Rye and BoDefSon

burnout ShowDogs 029 750pxAlways time for the fans, SVD

burnout ShowDogs 030 750pxFilling up

burnout ShowDogs 031 750pxAnd now, show time!

burnout ShowDogs 032 750pxBaby, you look great today

burnout ShowDogs 033 750pxIntro by Tony Alva. Not exactly a lightweight

burnout ShowDogs 034 750pxMy slideshow with Geoff went well, if a little long. But let’s skip ahead here to the main attraction – dun, dun, duhhhh!

burnout ShowDogs 035 750pxThe stars of this thing!

burnout ShowDogs 036 750pxEveryone got a chance to speak. Eloquent bunch, these guys

burnout ShowDogs 037 750pxThe crowd went ape shit! Coming to the Thrasher site August 12th. I just know you’re gonna like it

burnout ShowDogs 038 750pxCongrats, boys! When do we start on the next one?

burnout ShowDogs 039 750pxLegends, reeling from the stoke

burnout ShowDogs 040 750pxQuasi bros, out West

burnout ShowDogs 041 750pxRocket from the Crypt played but I needed to get back to the hotel and start applying sunscreen for the weekend’s Showdown contest. Thanks for reminding me, y’all

burnout ShowDogs 042 750pxUp with the early-morning haze of HB

burnout ShowDogs 043 750pxA lone surfer emerges from the frothy depths

burnout ShowDogs 044 750pxOh, hey Bobby

burnout ShowDogs 045 750pxAnother boardsman comes a charging

burnout ShowDogs 046 750pxWhat, you thought the 1-8 don’t surf? Think again!

burnout ShowDogs 047 750pxFirst one here …

burnout ShowDogs 048 750pxFrank skulks the course. Teams were invited to create their own obstacles like in the old Downtown Showdown days, though this one was a bit looser. This red thing was the Baker obstacle

burnout ShowDogs 049 750pxA volcano for the high-flying Quasi squad …

burnout ShowDogs 050 750pxGirl got a Euro gap and embuttenent

burnout ShowDogs 051 750pxAnd finally, Toy Machine had a sort-of recreation of the famous HB Skatepark rail. A fun, fast course all the way around

burnout ShowDogs 052 750pxA little media training for Justin Henry

burnout ShowDogs 053 750pxReporting live!

burnout ShowDogs 054 750pxMatt B, another sunscreen reminder. It wouldn’t stay cloudy for long

burnout ShowDogs 055 750pxThe Cheez-Its have more fiber. And, well, the cheez

burnout ShowDogs 056 750px‘Uhm, am I good?’

burnout ShowDogs 057 750pxMid-morning from the stands

burnout ShowDogs 058 750px
burnout ShowDogs 059 750px
burnout ShowDogs 060 750pxThis is how close we were to the water. This was part of a surf contest, after all

burnout ShowDogs 061 750px‘When’s it gonna start, anyway?’

burnout ShowDogs 062 750pxSeemed like a good time to check out the rest of the US Open of Surf action

burnout ShowDogs 063 750pxLike a whole village of stoke-related commerce and engagement opportunities

burnout ShowDogs 064 750pxBring your mags, if you got ‘em

burnout ShowDogs 065 750pxLines for free stuff snaked around and around the zone. Not stingy with the promo, these Wafflers

burnout ShowDogs 066 750pxMake a surfboard

burnout ShowDogs 067 750pxKanfoush made one of these

burnout ShowDogs 068 750pxA child’s DJ training zone

burnout ShowDogs 069 750pxHard to get ‘em away from it, right?

burnout ShowDogs 070 750pxRepped out and double bagged

burnout ShowDogs 071 750pxVert dogs Danielle and Duncan, holding court at the halfpipe (not shown)

burnout ShowDogs 072 750pxHosoi fans, everywhere ….

burnout ShowDogs 073 750pxKovacs brothers, fresh from the curl

burnout ShowDogs 074 750pxThe infamous HB Pier

burnout ShowDogs 075 750pxMount it, if you dare

burnout ShowDogs 076 750pxThe lone Boogier of the apocalypse

burnout ShowDogs 077 750pxI can see why Ed likes it up here so much

burnout ShowDogs 078 750pxSkate town

burnout ShowDogs 079 750pxFor all the grief I feel dealing with the sad cadre of photographers I have to battle at the rare contest I attend, it’s nothing compared to shooting surfing

burnout ShowDogs 080 750pxBest bring the ’tude! There was hundreds of these guys

burnout ShowDogs 081 750pxLooking back towards the park

burnout ShowDogs 082 750pxWhat’s that smell?

burnout ShowDogs 083 750pxThe HB police are gnarly. Exhibit A: they have a fucking tank thing parked right on the sand. Guess you can’t be too cautious

burnout ShowDogs 084 750pxJust follow any Ray Bones fan to get back to the park

burnout ShowDogs 085 750pxFrank, always fashion forward

burnout ShowDogs 086 750pxThere’s always money in the banana stand

burnout ShowDogs 087 750pxMade it

burnout ShowDogs 088 750pxSunscreen reminder, take three

burnout ShowDogs 089 750pxThe Acostas!

burnout ShowDogs 090 750pxOk, time to get to work

burnout ShowDogs 091 750pxI mean, do I need that weird tape too?

burnout ShowDogs 092 750pxCould definitely use that sunscreen … after J Lay, of course

burnout ShowDogs 093 750px75% of the Pabiches! Nice

burnout ShowDogs 094 750pxHenry on dangle. You seen it here first

burnout ShowDogs 095 750pxBlockheads, reunited

burnout ShowDogs 096 750pxHuggin’, not thuggin’. Right, Ronnie?!

burnout ShowDogs 097 750pxThe fans started getting fired up

burnout ShowDogs 098 750pxAnd then the next thing you know shit was going off!

burnout ShowDogs 099 750pxMason, up the bar

burnout ShowDogs 100 750pxA very relaxed, fun vibe at this one

burnout ShowDogs 101 750pxMore skate camaraderie, less weird shit

burnout ShowDogs 102 750pxThe Quasi juker produced some of the more magical moments

burnout ShowDogs 103 750pxParty wave!

burnout ShowDogs 104 750pxGood ol’ cannonball

burnout ShowDogs 105 750pxHeavy traffic

burnout ShowDogs 106 750pxYes!

burnout ShowDogs 107 750px
burnout ShowDogs 108 750px
burnout ShowDogs 109 750px
burnout ShowDogs 110 750px
burnout ShowDogs 111 750px
burnout ShowDogs 112 750px
burnout ShowDogs 113 750pxHard not to have a blast when it comes to Free Air™

burnout ShowDogs 114 750pxThe rainbow bar was a good time too. Berle, half-Cab 50

burnout ShowDogs 115 750pxDudes sliced over it like nothin’

burnout ShowDogs 116 750pxI prefer Kooks Mostly

burnout ShowDogs 117 750pxStands filling up

burnout ShowDogs 118 750pxCJ and Glick

burnout ShowDogs 119 750pxHenry, tucked and ready

burnout ShowDogs 120 750pxYet the waves beckon ..

burnout ShowDogs 121 750pxSo anyway, I jammed two days into one run-on post here. There was a whole day of prelims and shit, but I don’t really think anyone looking at this would really care so it’s all smushed into one. That’s why you may see some people in different outfits from shot to shot. Loose ship, around here! Evan Smith, bone zone

burnout ShowDogs 122 750pxNo shirt, all action, all weekend long

burnout ShowDogs 123 750pxRye’s got a video today, too. Better have Griffin in there

burnout ShowDogs 124 750pxThe kicker was an extremely popular obstacle for the purists

burnout ShowDogs 125 750pxAnd the fans alike

burnout ShowDogs 126 750pxBig QP for scraping ‘em out, Berle style

burnout ShowDogs 127 750pxSo yeah, Tyler Bledsoe was there. Qualified first! When’s the last time you saw T-Bleds at a contest?

burnout ShowDogs 128 750pxRiley, BS NBS

burnout ShowDogs 129 750pxBack in the tent, couple of handsome strangers

burnout ShowDogs 130 750pxOh shit! Mumford and Hassan?!

burnout ShowDogs 131 750pxWhose board is this?

burnout ShowDogs 132 750pxDFL, always

burnout ShowDogs 133 750pxWilson and Rizzo, plotting runs

burnout ShowDogs 134 750pxHenry don’t just talk about it …

burnout ShowDogs 135 750pxStellar!

burnout ShowDogs 136 750pxMust get back to shade

burnout ShowDogs 137 750pxTension building

burnout ShowDogs 138 750pxCJ on air

burnout ShowDogs 139 750pxThis park was made for him

burnout ShowDogs 140 750pxOop from Wes, SOTY 2014

burnout ShowDogs 141 750pxSimon steps to the wave

burnout ShowDogs 142 750pxStalled out eggs. He went to fakie on ‘em too

burnout ShowDogs 143 750pxAborted hip plant! He was fine

burnout ShowDogs 144 750pxBeanwater!

burnout ShowDogs 145 750pxThought Danny Brady wasn’t at the comp?

burnout ShowDogs 146 750pxFiggy taking his Prince Park slashback to the high wall

burnout ShowDogs 147 750pxDavid G, boned down

burnout ShowDogs 148 750pxEvan was on one. 360 the jump

burnout ShowDogs 149 750pxStand by your man

burnout ShowDogs 150 750pxBackside 180 nosegrind down the slope

burnout ShowDogs 151 750pxCover boy Myles Willard styled all over the course. Good to see him out there

burnout ShowDogs 152 750pxOh yeah, brought to you by Vans!

burnout ShowDogs 153 750pxOk so Kirby is incredible, but people might not know that. He’s pretty much the Ishod of the Shep Dawgs. He can do it all. (Foreshadowing!)

burnout ShowDogs 154 750pxAxel’s no slouch either

burnout ShowDogs 155 750pxThe men and women skated together but had separate results. Fabiana rides walls

burnout ShowDogs 156 750pxDiego Todd, taking it down

burnout ShowDogs 157 750pxMan, it was getting hot

burnout ShowDogs 158 750pxJake Anderson can catch air! Didn’t know that. Lot’s of fun surprises with this line up

burnout ShowDogs 159 750pxBrady pops in from a jaunty NBS

burnout ShowDogs 160 750pxChima made it! Varial heel

burnout ShowDogs 161 750pxAh-hah!

burnout ShowDogs 162 750pxOne of the many incredible tricks Tyler did over the hip into the slam wall. Backside flip

burnout ShowDogs 163 750pxEn fuego!

burnout ShowDogs 164 750pxNollie flip, super casual

burnout ShowDogs 165 750pxGot everyone hyped

burnout ShowDogs 166 750pxOut of focus, but you get the idea

burnout ShowDogs 167 750pxClive Dixon was going top rope all weekend. Powerful stuff

burnout ShowDogs 168 750pxThen skateboarding’s Gallagher, Simon Woodstock, stormed the course

burnout ShowDogs 169 750pxHe’d done his prop-comedy routine earlier in practice but decided to go for an encore performance during other people’s runs. This is a board being thrown at him

burnout ShowDogs 170 750pxEventually the powers that be intervened

burnout ShowDogs 171 750pxBack to biz, Mason on biggie

burnout ShowDogs 172 750pxCab-tastic!

burnout ShowDogs 173 750pxAustyn Gillette at a contest?!

burnout ShowDogs 174 750pxWith style!

burnout ShowDogs 175 750pxKader made it

burnout ShowDogs 176 750pxStoked to see Beatrice out there

burnout ShowDogs 177 750pxTaking slams with a smile on her face

burnout ShowDogs 178 750px
burnout ShowDogs 179 750pxKeep on pushin’, Bea

burnout ShowDogs 180 750pxSpider meets Glick

burnout ShowDogs 181 750pxIt was this kind of contest

burnout ShowDogs 182 750px
burnout ShowDogs 183 750pxAgain?

burnout ShowDogs 184 750pxThis was a Neil Blender tribute. Discuss among yourselves

burnout ShowDogs 185 750px‘Hey, go wax that thing …’

burnout ShowDogs 186 750pxElaborate pro reveal for Yüng CJ

burnout ShowDogs 187 750pxWhich I was wildly offsides for

burnout ShowDogs 188 750pxYou get the vibe though

burnout ShowDogs 189 750pxThese surprises are getting more and more complicated

burnout ShowDogs 190 750pxCongrats, dude

burnout ShowDogs 191 750px
burnout ShowDogs 192 750px
burnout ShowDogs 193 750pxWhat a time to be alive!

burnout ShowDogs 194 750pxFisheye-on-jump-ramp time

burnout ShowDogs 195 750pxShanahan!

burnout ShowDogs 196 750pxThis kid from Brazil is nuts

burnout ShowDogs 197 750pxHeavy flow

burnout ShowDogs 198 750pxThe Euro-gap rail was a fave obstacle

burnout ShowDogs 199 750pxKicky back lip, Berle-wise

burnout ShowDogs 200 750pxThere was the little hip and the BIG hip gap. Jake backside flips the latter

burnout ShowDogs 201 750pxLikewise, there was a bigger Euro option that Kirby explored

burnout ShowDogs 202 750pxAs did Mason. Wow!

burnout ShowDogs 203 750pxShari White rips! Circumventing the patriarchy via a frontside grind

burnout ShowDogs 204 750pxAnd styling it off the end. Too smooth

burnout ShowDogs 205 750pxHere’s Tyler over that hip with the backside nollie flip. I know!

burnout ShowDogs 206 750pxJ-Wray, last of the selfie-stick filmers

burnout ShowDogs 207 750pxOk, so this is wildly out of sequence, but there was an ‘Industry’ contest for dudes and gals in the biz. After J-Lay bowed out with an injury, all eyes were on Matt B!

burnout ShowDogs 208 750pxOur guy Dylan flexing his Skate Camp years

burnout ShowDogs 209 750pxOnce Rye did the rainbow the pressure was palpable

burnout ShowDogs 210 750pxFrank bashes walls, Brooklyn style!

burnout ShowDogs 211 750pxCasing his next victim!

burnout ShowDogs 212 750pxBut mostly it was just a bunch of old guys out there florfing around. Not Vern, of course, but the rest of us

burnout ShowDogs 213 750pxDLX TM Nate Alton smashes Smith!

burnout ShowDogs 214 750pxScotty on skid

burnout ShowDogs 215 750pxAnd then Rye throws the damn curve off with a Cab over the thing!

burnout ShowDogs 216 750pxAnd in the Shameless Self-Promotion department, this is me grinding over the rainbow after about 16 attempts. All the kids did it like it was a pump bump but I was seriously shitting bricks! Haven’t been that scared in awhile. I recommend it! Photo: Evan Smith

burnout ShowDogs 217 750pxThree-minute heats almost killed Tin

burnout ShowDogs 218 750pxFrank’s wicked tré was just out of reach

burnout ShowDogs 219 750pxEleven years sober, though, so yeah …

burnout ShowDogs 220 750pxThen B took his rightful place in the top slot

burnout ShowDogs 221 750pxA thousand smacks ain’t chump change!

burnout ShowDogs 222 750pxCouldn’t have gone to a better guy

burnout ShowDogs 223 750px‘Hey. You get my rainbow grind? Sir? Sir?’

burnout ShowDogs 224 750pxMore surprises, birthday style

burnout ShowDogs 225 750pxHere we go ..

burnout ShowDogs 226 750px
burnout ShowDogs 227 750pxHBD Hart man! I smell a tickle fight

burnout ShowDogs 228 750px‘Is it vegan? No? I thought not …’

burnout ShowDogs 229 750pxReady for the Olympics: Frank and Nora’s outfits

burnout ShowDogs 230 750pxMeanwhile, Rowan may be down to entertain some drink endorsement offers ...

burnout ShowDogs 231 750pxThat’s more like it. My favorite Canadians

burnout ShowDogs 232 750pxCreepin’ in the cuts, White Clam style!

burnout ShowDogs 233 750pxJustin on double dad duty

burnout ShowDogs 234 750pxPoignant tape

burnout ShowDogs 235 750pxHow do you put out mind-frying video parts on the frontside of 40?

burnout ShowDogs 236 750pxYou don’t wanna know

burnout ShowDogs 237 750pxThe Girl/ 1-8 connect

burnout ShowDogs 238 750px‘No, its not a monarch …’

burnout ShowDogs 239 750pxThe crew was hella cool, melting in the heat like the rest of us

burnout ShowDogs 240 750pxBack on course, Breezy nails that half-flip on request

burnout ShowDogs 241 750pxHey, have you done something different with your hair?

burnout ShowDogs 242 750pxMaybe that Spitfire shirt is new

burnout ShowDogs 243 750pxLogos out, let’s do this!

burnout ShowDogs 244 750pxQuick crowd check before the finals …

burnout ShowDogs 245 750pxYep

burnout ShowDogs 246 750pxHey y’all

burnout ShowDogs 247 750pxUh huh

burnout ShowDogs 248 750pxReady?

burnout ShowDogs 249 750pxGood?

burnout ShowDogs 250 750pxOk then

burnout ShowDogs 251 750pxLet’s do this

burnout ShowDogs 252 750px‘Is Raven out there???’

burnout ShowDogs 253 750pxFinal runs! Simon is bananas. This is an alley-oop fakie-to-front-truck 540 thing

burnout ShowDogs 254 750pxCurren sailed in

burnout ShowDogs 255 750pxEgg on bank! Roman was looking hard to beat although this is his first skate photo in the blog post

burnout ShowDogs 256 750pxNora in the finals?

burnout ShowDogs 257 750pxUh, yeahhh!

burnout ShowDogs 258 750pxPeek-a-boo BSO from the Crank

burnout ShowDogs 259 750pxBig booster

burnout ShowDogs 260 750pxDon’t let his casual approach fool you, Kirby was out for blood. Shep blood!

burnout ShowDogs 261 750pxMedia personalities, everywhere!

burnout ShowDogs 262 750pxAxel battered the ‘bow

burnout ShowDogs 263 750pxWhile CJ sailed

burnout ShowDogs 264 750pxAnd boned

burnout ShowDogs 265 750pxAxel probably did 25 different tricks up this thing

burnout ShowDogs 266 750pxMason, hot Cab

burnout ShowDogs 267 750pxThis gap was bananas, as there was no rideaway

burnout ShowDogs 268 750pxFrom the bank to the raised part. He poweslid into the box

burnout ShowDogs 269 750pxFinally made this thing clean

burnout ShowDogs 270 750pxAnd the Simon set down that egg to fakie. He can do it all

burnout ShowDogs 271 750pxI had no idea who took it

burnout ShowDogs 272 750pxBest trick on the Euro-gap. Austyn from the stands

burnout ShowDogs 273 750pxPaul Hart, crooks up

burnout ShowDogs 274 750pxVincent!

burnout ShowDogs 275 750pxBumped into Rog at the bottom angle. Quick bracelet comparison

burnout ShowDogs 276 750pxOk, back to work!

burnout ShowDogs 277 750pxKicky back tail from David G

burnout ShowDogs 278 750pxPaul, flipping deadly

burnout ShowDogs 279 750pxNarrow escape

burnout ShowDogs 280 750pxHe’ll be fine

burnout ShowDogs 281 750pxGood ol’ 270

burnout ShowDogs 282 750pxThe kid, heelflip front board shove it, among other monstrosities

burnout ShowDogs 283 750pxJordan Trahan brought marketing departments throughout the industry to their feet with this wallie pole jam!

burnout ShowDogs 284 750pxAustyn skated ’til the bitter end. Wait. Is this the end?

burnout ShowDogs 285 750pxGotta be! Finalists called to the course

burnout ShowDogs 286 750pxLook at this crew

burnout ShowDogs 287 750pxPretty rad

burnout ShowDogs 288 750pxNora earns one of the many ‘thanks for being you’ awards

burnout ShowDogs 289 750pxA thousand bucks!

burnout ShowDogs 290 750pxKanfoush got one too. Damn straight

burnout ShowDogs 291 750pxYou can’t hug steel!

burnout ShowDogs 292 750pxOur guys!

burnout ShowDogs 293 750pxMyles got one, because he’s too damn smooth

burnout ShowDogs 294 750pxYou know Manch got an island. Insanely generous these Vans people

burnout ShowDogs 295 750pxDavid won best trick, with Clive and Jordan snagging some cash too

burnout ShowDogs 296 750pxRock n roll

burnout ShowDogs 297 750pxAnd Fabi won!

burnout ShowDogs 298 750pxEqual prize money = equal stoke ‘em

burnout ShowDogs 299 750pxAxel in third

burnout ShowDogs 300 750pxAnd CJ snagging second

burnout ShowDogs 301 750pxAnd then the big surprise …

burnout ShowDogs 302 750pxCouldn’t have given it to a more ripping or broker dude

burnout ShowDogs 303 750pxYeah Kirby!

burnout ShowDogs 304 750pxOverwhelmed

burnout ShowDogs 305 750pxOh y’all!

burnout ShowDogs 306 750pxOk, boys. Let’s get out of this sun

burnout ShowDogs 307 750pxThat tough Shep wall starts crumbling

burnout ShowDogs 308 750pxGo ahead and cry if you need to

burnout ShowDogs 309 750pxSo stoked. Congrats, Kirb Dawg

burnout ShowDogs 310 750pxI know who else was stoked

burnout ShowDogs 311 750px‘We can finally go home …’

burnout ShowDogs 312 750pxOr stick around …

burnout ShowDogs 313 750pxGoodbye Huntington Beach. Goodbye US Open of Surf. Goodbye third-degree sunburn. See you next year! Thanks for everything, friends
  • Burnout: The Damned

    Burnout: The Damned
    Zero skateboards gave the hometown crowd a sneak peek at its eighth full-length video, Damn It All. Old faves, new faces and even a pro surprise. Get your FOMO workin’.
  • Burnout: Show Dogs

    Burnout: Show Dogs
    Vans threw a big contest last weekend with a bunch of skaters you don’t usually associate with the words “organized competition.” Tyler Bledsoe, Breana Geering, Taylor Kirby, Austyn Gillette, Simon Bannerot, Mason Silva and hella more throw down the gauntlet for some fun in the OC sun.
  • Burnout: Trust Me

    Burnout: Trust Me
    Another new Nike video?! Yep, Trust Fall premiered last Friday in Hollywood, chock-a-block with skateboarding’s glitterati.
  • Burnout: Mad Doggin'

    Burnout: Mad Doggin'
    Tony Alva invented the frontside air, the skater attitude and maybe even the dirt ‘stache. It’s about time he got his own documentary! OC’s glitterati converged for the very special premier of The Tony Alva Story.
  • Burnout: Berle-y Weekend

    Burnout: Berle-y Weekend
    Vans rolled out the red carpet to celebrate Elijah Berle’s hotly-anticipated signature shoe – we’re talking skate jams, party busses, baller-ass spreads and the hip-hop stylings of Soulja Boy. Burnout could barely keep up. Congrats, Eli!
  • Burnout: Lou’s Shoe

    Burnout: Lou’s Shoe
    How do you beat getting your own shoe? How about a getting a skatepark, a car and a party for all your friends and family? Congrats, Big Lou!
  • Burnout: Twenty Years Stoned

    Burnout: Twenty Years Stoned
    The OC and ATL’s finest converge to celebrate Grant Taylor’s 20 years on Volcom with a skate jam, killer bands, bros, babes, Big Hongry and the premier of Lannie Rhoades’ epic GT documentary. Cheers, Stoners!
  • Burnout: Death Match NYC

    Burnout: Death Match NYC
    The two-day tornado of rock, rap and radical known as the Thrasher Death Match whipped into the Big Apple recently with brain-scrambling maneuvers sharing space with hellacious pits – plus all the ferocity that names like Omar Hassan, The Gza, Kader Sylla, Gorilla Biscuits, Roman Pabich, Roc Marciano and Pedro Delfino conjure up. A Bill Thomas photo show offered a glimpse into NY skateboarding’s golden age and the whole thing was free! Where were you???
  • Burnout: Glazed Over

    Burnout: Glazed Over
    After a big night it’s time to either sweat out the poison or try to soak it up. Alltimers attempted both with a donut-fueled skate jam at Fat Kid the morning after the Death Match. Burnout prefers chocolate old fashioneds!
  • Burnout: Clay Day

    Burnout: Clay Day
    Kreiner and crew grab some sky time, Weiss gets worked and Clay’s epic part premiers. Y’all seen that thing, right?!!