Wave Wednesday (10/24/12)
Photo By: Shane Morines
A Need for Speed
The Need For Speed downhill reunion at The California Surf Museum(link) was nothing short of incredible. OG skaters reunited with old friends, reminisced to their race days and looked back at the boards they used to ride.
The Downhill Skateboarding Reunion, held at The California Surf Museum in Huntington Beach, Ca was one very memorable night for all who attended and it was witnessed by only a couple hundred people.
Legends of skating and people who helped start it all were in attendance along with some legendary surfers. Basically the event was a meet and greet and it was a showcase for their newest display called A Need For Speed. It was a tribute to downhill skateboard racing and there was a whole section dedicated to Signal Hill, which is where the first sanctioned race ever was held.
51st annual U.S. Open – Huntington Beach, CA
Over 500,000 surf fans and beach goers stormed the “Surf City” this weekend to attend the first day of the U.S. Open of Surfing which goes on until Aug. 8. With a record amount of prize money on the line, world-class surfers carved and aired out off as many waves during each heat with hopes of besting their rivals in the overall points race. Check back later this week for updated ranks and a coverage of the skate and BMX contests.
Video: Lee Eisler
Photos: Joseph Espiritu