On the heels of the Halfcab’s 30th anniversary, Vans releases “The Lizzie” today, Lizzie Armanto’s sustainably crafted signature shoe. In 1992, Steve Caballero’s low top helped define a generation of skateboarding. Will The Lizzie help define today’s skateboarding paradigm?
PROS: 1. The event was held on Amy Caron’s birthday. 2. The weather was pristine. 3. Girls & Women from across the globe showed up & ripped. 4. Lots of money was raised for survivors of domestic violence. 5. Many skateboarders won prize money that will contribute to their skateboarding dreams & aspirations.
When you’re in Lincoln City, expect to go big. Drink 10 beers and then drop in on a 12 foot concrete bowl? Sure! Fall asleep next to a bonfire on the beach and wake up early morning having burrowed your own hole in the sand to stay warm? Duh. Meet some cougars and drink all the alcohol at their husband’s mansion with a guy named Captain Booyah? Just another Tuesday in LC.
A great moment was when last year’s champ Nicole Hause rolled in, fashionably late to the party because she didn’t have to qualify. She was rocking rad checkered party pants that were a huge hit, and was just blasting gigantic airs. Fucking classy shit. She was doing just what last year’s champ should; showcasing her skill for the crowd. Not necessarily skating to win but to dazzle, and dazzle she did.
It’s time once again for skateboarding’s bowl troll elite to gather at the legendary Combi pool in Orange County for the yearly shredder showdown, Vans Girls Combi Pool Classic. With a healthy pro purse of $65,000 (28 Gs for 1st) and competitors from all over the globe, this year’s contest looks like it could get pretty fierce. Let’s face it, that kind of shhhmoney is nothing to schneeze at.