The place was packed? I mean packed! We had to park three blocks down, and we were two hours early!
I woke up Saturday morning knowing full well I was about to journey to one of the best skateparks in southern California. I took the wife and kids out to breakfast, munched down some steak and eggs, and waited for the mob to show up. Around 10:00 a.m. the mob rolled. Brian Kennedy, Brant Austin, and Bradam the boy wonder. We headed out to the Chino Bowl to get some backyard pool action before the main event. I must say the B.K. was killing it! I took a couple runs and managed to get my fat ass pretty high on the face wall. Bradam was trying layback rollouts, gnarly!
The session was finished and we headed out on the 10 east to Fontana. The place was packed… I mean packed! We had to park three blocks down, and we were two hours early! Everyone and there mother were there, literally. From old school to new school and everyone in between was represented. Dave Hackett, Steve Olson, Pineapple, Ed Templeton, David ‘Shaggy’ Palmer, Wade Speyer, Big Jerry, Cholo, Brian from Glory Skateboards; and yes, almost all the Black Label crew including Jeff Grosso and John Lucero. Even the guys from Sacrifice Skateboards were there. There were so many pros that it was like living a live skateboard magazine.
All in all people definitely got their monies worth. The event was a huge success. We headed out at 6:00 p.m. and it was still going strong. Thank you city of Fontana and thank you Wally Holliday. The best is yet to come!
Also check out Fontana Skatepark or the interview with Wally Hollyday (the park designer/builder).