Bowl Skating

Highlights from the Pro and Masters divisions of the annual Vans Pool Party skate contest held in the legendary Combi Bowl at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, California. Skaters include Bucky Lasek (1st), Pedro Barros (2nd), Rune Glifberg (3rd), and legends and young bucks like Christian Hosoi, Tom Schaar, Steve Caballero and Jeff Grosso.

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Peculiar things happen in the garden of the skateboard world champion Pedro Barros. Check out the short film produced during the Red Bull Skate Generation 2013.

Bucky Lasek's private pit is a monster and has some of the biggest walls anywhere. Trying to slay the dragon is Kimbel, Effertz, Partanen, and a cameo from Zach Miller.

The next generation of bowl rippers took over the Van Doren Invitational at the 2013 Vans US Open.
Renowned street artist Mike Giant painted a mural in a section of the bowl at the Van Doren Invitational, part of which read, "Vert Never Died." The skating of young riders Greyson Fletcher, Raven Tershy, and Ben Hatchell at the Van Doren Invitational, which was part of the US Open of Surfing, proved that vert is alive and better than ever. Fletcher, Tershy, and Hatchell were among the new generation of transition skaters who threw down in a big way at the contest. Fletcher, the son of aerial surf pioneer Christian Fletcher and the grandson of tow-in surf pioneer Herbie Fletcher, created his own piece of family history. Fletcher flew around like the bowl like he was possessed and finished in second place behind Hatchell. Tershy finished third.