Stop by this weekend and visit our bamboo skateboard obstacle and booth at the Cardiff Surf Classic and Green Beach Fair in Cardiff by the Sea, California. Surf contests, silent auctions, board swaps, tarp surfing, eco art kids zone, artists studios, fun cooking lessons and much more. You will likely see our panda Boodha there too!
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Many of you probably don’t realize all that goes into planning out an event, as you just show up and see all these tents and stages set up. For those that actually put on the event, it is a ton of work and often you are hedging your risk that people will actually come out and participate. As a sponsor, there is a lot of planning involved to ensure you have all the items to set up your booth, the right mix of decks and graphics to sell, ensuring your employees show up at the right times, promoting the event ahead of time, putting up banners, logistics to get everyone to the event, minimizing our pollution by carpooling, minimizing our trash, etc. Knowing the weather had a 100% chance of rain, we were a little worried but nonetheless, we knew we had to brave it and be there to support not only the event which benefits the YMCA and GRIND FOR LIFE but for that one kid who might get educated on our bamboo decks. In years past, it was always exciting to literally see every 1 out of 3 kids walking around with a BambooSK8 deck – many of which were purchased to get autographs from their favorite pro skaters – guys like Tony Hawk, PLG, Bucky Lasek, Andy Macdonald, Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero and many more. Well, this year the rain came down hard and the winds blew like crazy, but we stood strong and still persevered. This said a lot about our company and the others who didn’t wimp out. Honestly, there are plenty of people in the world whose conditions are far worse than a little rain and wind, so who are we to complain at all.
A highlight for us was when Tony Hawk sent someone from the YMCA over to our booth and said “Tony Hawk wants your Capped Langur deck…what does he have to do to get it?” We were like, “Duh – just give him one.” As a result, he autographed a deck made out to us, which was very kind of him. Tony is a legend and has done a lot of goodwill towards building skateparks and helping kids getting healthier through the exercise of skateboarding. It would have been nice to see him skate today, but the weather didn’t permit it. Other legends included Duane Peters, Steve Caballero, Tony Magnusson and Christian Hosoi.
Another highlight is always seeing the future young pros – skaters like Austin Poynter and Allysha Bergado. Both of these kids skated for me on Termite Skateboards years ago when they were very young and I’m always excited to see their growth as people and as skaters.
All in all, we had a great day – we sold some skateboards, raised some money for charity, met some new fans, educated others on bamboo, hung out with our friends, networked with other brands, had some free Bull Taco and some free Jack in the Box. Later that night, we all partied at the Hard Rock in San Diego with everyone – PLG, Tony Hawk, Bucky Lasek, Mike Rogers, etc.
Thanks to Chris Conway, Mike Rogers, YMCA and many more. We’ll see you next year!!!
In an effort to become EVEN more green BambooSK8 forms an alliance with another environmentally conscious company in San Diego County, Buster Biofuels. Buster Biofuels creates a positive alternative to diesel for companies and restaurants in the greater San Diego County area by reclaiming cooking oil and from it creating biodiesel. What is biodiesel you ask????
Biodiesel refers to a clean burning fuel made from vegetable oil, or animal fat-based. It is made from renewable resources and has lower emissions, making it better for the environment then any other fuel source that is mainstreamed in our society today. Biodiesel can also be used in any diesel vehicle, which makes it extremely accessible. Founder Buster Halterman, former professional skateboarder, believes that his passion for the environment and his deep yearning to try to create a meaningful company to the creation of this company.
Some services that Buster Biofuels have include:
-Free Used Oil Collection
-Bin and Barrel Clean Up
Mike Rogers from Grind for Life and Geoff Koboldt of BambooSK8 were featured on NBC TV in San Diego at 6:45am to promote the Clash at Clairemont event this Saturday which benefits the cancer charity, 11-6pm, $10/door – www.clashatclairemont.com
Pro skaters to include: Tony Hawk, PLG, Bucky Lasek, Andy Macdonald, Christian Hosoi and many others.
BambooSK8 will be selling limited edition bamboo “clash” decks which proceeds will benefit Grind for Life. These are perfect for autograph signing – limited to 20 decks only!!!
Ron has been busy taking his motorhome and a trailer full of ramps around and setting up a mobile skatepark on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30-6:30 at a San Diego church called “the Connection”. If you are around, please stop by and say hello to Ron and enjoy a game of skate or just having fun riding the ramps.
What an awesome day in the lovely San Diego sun when you’ve got your industry friends together all having a great time skating. Bamboosk8 had a pretty weird spot in between and over some ramps but under the main stage where the bands played, but it ended up working well as our banner was placed in plain view of the best trick contest where all the photos were being shot. Each of the winners got bamboo skate decks. Tons of skaters and parents visited the booth and we sold tons of 100% bamboo skateboard decks – thanks to the efforts of our interns Mark d, Mark o, Gary and Monica. It’s great to see the excitement of people who are proud of what you are doing for the environment and for skateboarding. Other than that, it was great to see some pros – Christian Hosoi, Bucky Lasek, Andy Macdonald etc. tearing up the 14′ ramp and pool. Also, to see the new hot shot kids like Allysha Bergado (thanks Tho), Austin Poytner (thanks Gerry) and Shane Borland (thanks Jimbo); all of which use to skate with me on Termite Skateboards a few years ago.