BASIC BOWL BASH 2013
WORDS, PHOTOS AND VIDEO BY DAN LEVY
The 2013 Basic Bowl contest marked its 18th year and this contest has consecutively gone off turning the entire neighborhood into one big block party. As expected, the level of skating at this year’s bowl bash was nothing short of incredible. The younger generation is coming up strong and this annual event has become a proving ground for talent of all ages and a showcase of the progression of skateboarding. Dave Duncan took the helm as MC and the bands rocked the concrete as the crowd cheered relentlessly throughout the day. Basic has become an institution and for all that didn’t attend, check out the photos below and, hopefully, we will see you next year!!!
BASIC BOWL 2013 CONTEST WINNERS
APRIL 27, 2013, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
WORDS BY DAVE DUNCAN
Embassy team rider Ben Johnson from Texas won the Pro Division. 2nd Jesus Esteban from Puerto Rico, 3rd Steven Palacios, 4th Camoran Revier, 5th Johnny Abernathy, 6th Francisco Penunuri, 7th Dave Reul, 8th Alec Beck.
Dagger Skater Eddie Reategui won the Masters Division! 2nd Chris Gentry, 3rd Jeff Greenwood, 4th Darin Sanders.
Silly Girl team rider Julz Lynn won the Pro Girls Division!
Tragedy Team rider Pauline Branom won the sponsored Am girls division!
Sponsored Am division 1st Lucas Sanders, 2nd David Branom, 3rd Gage Boan, 4th Hector Tehaitzil, 5th Cameron from San Pedro, 6th Adam White, 7th Matt Vance.
10 and under Groms 1st Taylor Nye, 2nd Myles. 3rd Rylan Mancilla, 4th Luke Kaitler, 5th Mikey Rasor.
11-14 year old Ams 1st Lucas Sanders, 2nd David Branon, 3rd Nate Vernia, 4th Bammer Rasor, 5th Brenden Blaze!
Thanks to everyone who came out, and also to those who helped out and a huge thanks to all of the sponsors: PBR, Black Flys, Embassy, KR3W, Rockstar, Bones, Daggers, Sullen, Madrid, Vitamin Water, Smith Safety Gear, Destroy, Silly Girl , HB Cult, Juice Magazine and many more! Everyone had a blast skating, raging and rocking out to live bands; The Headaches, Skatanic Rednecks and Animal Style! See y’all same time next year for the next annual Basic Bowl Bash!