Van Doren Invitational 2013 Pro Skate Finals

The Vans Van Doren Invitational at the US Open will go down in history as one of the best skateboarding contests of the year with a new generation of bowl rippers showing there skills. The final's were insane! with high flying,close calls and huge trick's. Here's a recap of the finals from Thrasher Magazine and a few photos by KB.

RESULTS
1. Ben Hatchell
2. Greyson Fletcher
3. Raven Tershy

Aaron "Jaw's" Homoki with a melon grab over the Cardiel Gap

Aaron "Jaw's" Homoki with a melon grab over the Cardiel Gap

Chris Greyson and Raven Tershy in the heat of battle

Chris Greyson and Raven Tershy in the heat of battle

Last but not least Raney Beres transferring from bowl to bowl and walking away with 500$

Last but not least Raney Beres transferring from bowl to bowl and walking away with 500$

Vans Van Doren Invitational Womens Comp

Vans put together a much needed women's division to the Van Doren invitational at the US Open. Skateboarding's top female Skater's were invited to skate in quite possibly the biggest contest of the year for women's skateboarding including SoCalSkateShop's  Allysha Bergado. All of the young women who skated in the competition gave 100% skating in every part of the bowl and showing their true potential. Thanks to Vans for supporting women's skateboarding!

Final Results: 1st- Lizzie Armanto, 2nd- Julz, 3rd-Nora Vasconcellos, 4th- Hunter Long, 5th- Allysha Bergado, 6th- Amelia Brodka.

SoCal SkateShop team rider Allysha Bergado with a boneless in the deep end

SoCal SkateShop team rider Allysha Bergado with a boneless in the deep end

Lizzie Armanto  

Lizzie Armanto  

Vanessa Torres

Vanessa Torres

Julz Lynn with a big 50-50 over the spine

Julz Lynn with a big 50-50 over the spine

Nora Vasconcellos,Hunter Long,Allysha Bergado,Lizzie Armanto,Julz Lynn,Amelia Brodka and Steve Van Doren

Nora Vasconcellos,Hunter Long,Allysha Bergado,Lizzie Armanto,Julz Lynn,Amelia Brodka and Steve Van Doren

Vans Van Doren Invitational Shop Battle

On Tuesday July 23rd, Socal Skate Shop took part in the first annual Vans US Open Shop battle.  The battle went down in Huntington Beach, CA where a cement bowl was temporarily built on the beach.  This bowl was a replica of the park in Marseille, France.  There were 10 different shops competing for top honor.  Each shop was allowed 3 riders, and one 6 minute jam to show off their skills.  We had Tristan Rennie, CJ Collins, and Andrew Miller representing Socal Skate Shop.  They skated some of the best runs of the day, and blew away the judges.  Socal was an instant crowd favorite.  Once all the teams were done with their heats, the final decision was Socal Skate Shop in 3rd Place.  Congrats to all three of the riders for skating through the heat, and pressure that was put on them.  Below is the gallery, and the Video is coming soon.  All photos taken by Shawn Rossmiller.