Jaakko Pro Party Photos
Jaakko is now pro and nobody is surprised about it. One of the most resourceful wizards to ever set foot on a skateboard is finally getting a board with his name on it. Element threw a surprise party in Barcelona, also premiering a short video filmed entirely on two short trips. Most of the Element team was there to show their support and to party with this Finnish prodigy. The night was long and rivers of booze flowed while some of the most important European legends came to pay tribute to one of their own. When the party was over, the night kept going until the early hours of the morning. Yes, Jaakko is now officially a professional skateboarder. But in our minds, he always has been. And if you’ve ever seen him skate in person then you know he’s in a league of his own, treading where only a few enlightened beings will ever set foot. —Gaston Francisco
Skaters from the most varied edges of the world congregated in Barcelona to watch an Element video with a surprise Jaakko Ojanen part
Of course Jaakko was amongst them, accompanied by Sascha Daley
Jaakko´s part was a surprise, ending with his first pro model given to him by his teammates under a champagne shower
Nassim Guammaz and Phil Zwijsen were as psyched as he was
Jaakko, living the moment
As happy as he’s ever been seen
The ol’ board toss could not be left out of such a moment
Jaakko and French Fred
Gabeeb and Roberto Aleman—Cheers!
Artist Fernando Elvira surrounded by some OGs: Diego Bucchieri, Ray Barbee and Danny Wainwright
Legendary skateboard artist Andy Jenkins with filmmaker Niki Walt. Time for some refills, boys
Tiago and Madars, definitely hyped
Winkle could not miss the event. Quite cheeky
Sour Solution rippers Gustav Tønnesen, Simon Isaksson and Barney Page
Jack and Gaston find themselves on the other side of the lens
Lordz was in the house—Flo Marfaing and Luy Pa Sin
Sascha´s model still hanging. One of Jaakko´s had already gotten stolen
Element boards designed by Fernando Elvira and Fred Mortagne
European skate legends Louisa Menke and Begoña Cortes. Shoulda worn that purple shirt after all…
Mathias Torres loves double fisting
These Russian ladies did not want to miss the event
Obviously the event took place at MACBA
“The Poop Boyz,” Barney Page and Nick Garcia feeling proud
Josef Scott Jatta got hot and decided to cool off
MACBA locals couldn´t miss the appointment. Congrats again, Jaakko!
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