Perfect San Diego weather and an awesome lineup of pro skaters and music meant that a best-ever turnout of over 1000+ people came out on Saturday to Clash at Clairemont.
“This seventh annual event highlighted an all-time brotherhood of skateboarding where all the pros came together for a great cause to help fundraise for travel and other expenses that insurance doesn’t cover for those going through cancer,” said Mike Rogers, founder, Grind for Life. “This year was the best turn-out ever. The Sonic Generations of Skate competition was a great addition to the Clash at Clairemont. The kids were stoked on the triples and the variety of runs put together by the different generations of pros.” Clash also benefits the Mission Valley YMCA.
Bamboo Skateboards has supported Clash since its inception and we couldn’t have been happier to be part of another successful day. It was a busy one—lots of people dropped by the booth to pick up a new deck or learn about our company. It was super fun to catch up with old faces like our friends at Hookit, SK8ology, Sanuk, Mostic to name a few, as well as meeting a few new ones, such as Phun.
Highlights included listening to POD play at the 91X Music Stage, watching Mix Master Mike from the Beastie Boys spin and watching Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, and Mitchie Brusco win the Sonic Generation of Skate. We also appreciated the VIP access to get up and close to watch all the vert skating without an interrupted view, enjoying great food from a variety of vendors and rubbing elbows with our skate heroes.
This year, the Clash at Clairemont 7 featured the Sonic Generations of Skate presented by Sonic Lost World! This unique team competition format celebrates three generations of half-pipe skateboarding over the past decades. Each Team consists of one 40-something skater (first generation), One 30-something skater (second generation) and one 20- something or younger skater (third generation) competing against the other teams with the same mix! The event featured four contests: individual runs, high air, best trick and team triples, where each pro competed against their own generation for team points. Every individual pushed the level of progression with technical lip tricks, varied aerials, and more.
Sonic Generations of Skate Results 1st Place: Team Black – Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald Mitchie Brusco 2nd Place: Team Purple – Kevin Staab, Bucky Lasek, Marcelo Bastos 3rd Place: Team Yellow: Mike McGill, Pierre Luc Gagnon, Jimmy Wilkins 4th Place: Team Red: Sergie Ventura, Lincoln Ueda, Adam Taylor
Bamboo Skateboards is stoked that this years Clash was a success—word on the street is that over $11,000 was raised—and we look forward to supporting next year’s event!
Sonic Generations of Skate will air nationally on FOX Sports Net beginning on November 29th at 5 pm and 11 pm. Bamboo Skate will be releasing a video in the coming weeks from our experience.
Great job and hats off to Chris Conway, Mike Rogers, Andy Macdonald, Lazlo and the others that make this such a successful event each year with 2013 being the best!!