The 3rd annual Skate for A Cause went down on May 5th at the etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest CA. It was jam packed with smile, money raising for Autism, pro skaters, fun contest, and out right ripping on a skateboard. The host is, of course, Ryan Sheckler. $86,000 bucks was raised
Fred Water Legends Bowl Contest: Sergie Ventura
Duracell SkaterCross: Daniel Vargas
Red Bull Tech Center Best Trick Contest: Kurtis Colamanico
CCS Tranny Best Trick: Charlie Blair
Duracell Stairs, Hubbas, Rails Best Trick Contest.
SKATEBOARDING LEGENDS TO COMPETE IN FRED WATER BOWL CONTEST AT SKATE FOR A CAUSE
April 30, 2012 (San Clemente, CA) – Lance Mountain, Steve Olson, Dave Hackett, Omar Hassan and many other legends of pro skateboarding will be competing in the Shark Bowl at the etnies Skatepark this Saturday, May 5 during The Sheckler Foundation’s 3rd Annual SKATE FOR A CAUSE event. The Fred Water Legends Bowl Contest will kick off SKATE FOR A CAUSE at noon.
The Fred Water Legends Bowl Contest will have an ordered jam session format in the Shark Bowl. It is a black backyard style amoeba pool with a four-and-a-half foot deep shallow end, six foot deep pockets and a nine-and-a-half foot deep end. It’ll be amazing to see the legends dominate the bowl’s death boxes, shallow-end stairs and Tedderstone pool coping.
The list of legendary bowl riders confirmed to be at the event includes:
• Aaron Astorga
• Bill Weiss
• Dave Duncan
• Dave Hackett
• Jake Brown
• Jay Adams
• Lance Mountain
• Lincoln Ueda
• Omar Hassan
• Pat Ngoho
• Sasha Steinhorst
• Sergie Ventura
• Steve Olson
All of the day’s events give skateboarders, sponsors and the community a chance to have fun while giving back to raise funds for A.skate. The A.skate Foundation is a non-profit that allows kids with autism to be a part of the social world through skateboarding. They hold clinics for kids with autism at no cost to the families, give grants to kids with autism for skateboard gear, as well as promote awareness and education.
For additional info on SKATE FOR A CAUSE stay tuned to shecklerfoundation.org.
About The Sheckler Foundation:
Founded in 2008, The Sheckler Foundation was created as an avenue for Ryan Sheckler, his family, friends and business associates to give back to the community and industry that they are so grateful for. Fueled by the desire to contribute to the many causes that directly benefit and enrich the lives of children and injured action sports athletes, The Sheckler Foundation produces fundraising events, passion projects and web-based initiatives to raise capital and awareness. The foundation’s ultimate goal is to empower our community to “Be the Change”!
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Grand Opening is being scheduled of August 20th!
I stopped by the etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest on Go Skateboarding Day to check out the progress on the skatepark additions along with getting in some skating.The main new features are tranny related and heres a few notes on them that I got from Nick Gates.
The view of the pool from Shallow to Deep
from Deep to Shallow..
The pool pour is done and looks great. The crete is grey dyed. There are two deathboxes. The tiles will be a random grey flecked pattern. There is a California Pools electrical cover emblem laid into the top stair in the shallow end.
The Cradle is a real nice radius where you can get inverted a lot easier then Mammoth or Fontana. The surrounding bowl is filled with transition changes, waterfalls, pool coping, noping, and hips. The should provide amazing lines. The blind spots around the cradle could be a problem, but some of the top edge around the uppermost region of the cradle where no one will go will be brought back in a little bit. There is a huge bank opposite the cradle backside, which is going to be ridable, and should make it feasible to get up on the back of that cradle if you got the ‘juevos’!
There’s a long slim street area with the main feature being the rails and ledges. They look like they came from the Maloof or Street leagues courses and should be damn good! A six stair with hubba ledges. The edges are lined with even height ledges for the most part, and a couple of manny pads inter mixed.
Lastly, there is a baby bowl in the back. It is shallow and ridable. It is lined with steel coping, but there is an extension with pool coping on top. It is positioned next to the existing parks vert wall and an area that is molded between the two making some wicked transfers possible if your burly. The skateparks total size will now be upwards of 60,000 square feet thus probably in the top 5 sizewise in the USA. The expansions were paid for by the city. It is a great skatepark indeed and going to get even better.
… wife’s minivan loaded to the hilt with beer, chips, Red Bull, water, skate gear, CDs, and skate DVDs. We don’t fuck around when it comes to road trips and the comfort of the passengers is always a priority….