Pay the Troll: WSVT 20th Birthday Bash Photos
It all started 20 years ago with an empty space under a bridge, a stolen flatbar, bags of ‘crete, hard work and a lot of beer. Washington St skatepark just hit the two-decade mark. Who would have ever thought it would last this long? It’s one of the best skateparks in San Diego—hands down! To celebrate, the park got lit up and one of the heaviest sessions ever took place. Here’s to another 20 years! –Rhino
Tom Schaar—up, up and out to the back ledge, then back in
James “Sperm” Broderick and Brandon Perelson holding down the raffle table out front
These dudes poured some blood, sweat, beers and concrete into the park—Sperm, Dykma and Mikey Ratt
Marcel Martinez enjoying the calm before the storm
WSVT local Lux Crews knows you gotta show up early to get some runs
Joe Pino celebrates with a rock and roll on the 20th B-Day graff
Second time skating here, Pedro Quintas front feebles like local
Pretty much raised at the bridge, Judo watches the session go down
Toby Koala coming in hot with an Indy 540 in the AM
Marcel, stylish eggplant
Years ago you wouldn’t think to bring your kids down here. Times have changed a little—Damon Mills with his daughter
Lefty and Hewitt
Tim Aguilar, backside boneless
Back country lurking
Omar has done some damage down here over the years, fastplant to fakie
Mazapan, lofty frontside air
Cruise Mosberg, Indy fastpant off the pillar
The first time Liam Pace skated WSVT he was ten and he knocked his teeth out. This was his second time here. Heavy hip-to-hip transfer, no teeth were lost
The grill was fired up all day with $5 burgers
Chris Russell shotguns his thirst away
The Muscle with a huge boneless one
Alley-oop eggplant on the big wall. Russell was killing it
Marcel didn’t stop skating all day—lien to tailslide fist try in the cradle
Patrick Ryan, Clay Kreiner and Tom Schaar
Pineapple, Pino and Mike Neff
No stranger to skating under bridges—Neil Heddings, front rock
The session’s about to get turned up to 11
Front row seats for the cradle show
The Muscle, locked-in switch crooked grind
The crowd was fired up!
Marcel shuts it down with a NDB frontside invert on the cradle. WTF? Happy B-Day, WSVT!
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