The El Gato Classic


The El Gato Classic went down in Palm Springs this past weekend hosted by Eddie “El Gato” Elguera. Skateboard legends from the '70s and '80s showed up who were the innovators of early pool riding and skateboard competition. The Nude Bowl replica got ripped apart by the legends and even Tony Hawk showed up for a vert demo. A legendary skateboard weekend, see you next year! Photos: Rhino



Cab and El Gato ready for the day of shredding


Nude Bowl replica, Mike McGill eggplants for the crowd

Screaming Lord Salba


Olson high speed. Always
 

Eddie has the front rock on lock


Lonnie Hiramoto layback air


Basque Country resident, Brad Bowman made it out


Hosoi coming off a knee injury, high speed coping attack


Freddie Desoto


Pineapple, Lance and Billy Ruff


Eric Grisham footpant


Tony Hawk tuck knee and flapped invert


Spidey and Lucero


Brad Bowman and Jim Muir


Over to the vert demo, Cab finger flip Indy air


Kevin Staab floats a BSO high above the desert


El Gato still has a mean frontside invert!


Evan Doherty blasting a stale fish


Tony tweaked Indy air


Getting the crowd hyped on a huge 540


Eddie decks a patented front rock while Tony blasts one over him