May the force be with you. Santa Cruz has all the hype right now with their newest installment in the skateboard saga. These collectors edition bad boys will be in the shop on Monday, March 3rd. Decks will be $65.

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Decks will be $65.00

Santa Cruz Star Wars Han Solo Collectible 31.7 in 8.26 in 

Santa Cruz Star Wars Darth Vader Collectible 32 in 8.375 in 

Santa Cruz Star Wars Slave Leia Collectible 31.7 in 7.8 in 

Santa Cruz Star Wars Boba Fett Collectible 31.6 in 8 in

 

 

Yoda Cruiser is $169.00

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Santa Cruz Star Wars Yoda Cruzer 10in x 28.5in                                 

On Saturday, February 22nd the Cocoa Beach Skate Park sent over a team to the 3rd annual Clash of the Crews at the Skate Park of Tampa. 

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The event is a skate shop team event where shops are invited to compete against other shops from all over the Southeastern US. The requirements are that each team has at least 3 skaters with a maximum of 4 per team. If you have a pro skater who is on your shop team, you can have one of those slots filled with the pro. Each team can add a 5th skater if that skater is a team manager/shop owner and is over 30 years old. Each skater gets his or her own score and the top 3 scores from your team will count for your teams score. Our team went with the 5 option.

We had Killian Horne, Max Potter, Elijah Allred, Grace Marhoefer and yours truly as the over 30 guy.  We also were lucky enough to have Liam Mollica come with us last minute as an alternate and photographer. The team skated great-from what I was told. I was skating also, so all I remember between the few mediocre tricks I did was a blur of the others skating fast and crossing paths with me as we navigated the 8,000 square foot indoor park.

The course was fun with little quarter-pipe sections, a few rails, ledges and some stairs. Grace was doing hand-plants and hand-plant reverts on the big quarter pipe, Elijah feebled the handrail, Max frontside-feebled the rail and Killian did a lot of big airs on the quarter pipes and some wall rides.  Of course each of them did more tricks than the above named during the team’s 4 minute jam. Spoiler Alert… We got 21st place out of 24 teams, and I could not be more proud of how we (they) did.

This is a very young competition team without a whole lot of experience skating in the upper amateur/pro divisions. These shops that were invited sent their top skaters to try and really control the results. And they did. The skaters we skated against were amazing. Some were pro skaters from brands like Krooked and AIN aka ALL I NEED. Some of the AM’s were featured in magazines and in skateboard industry videos. It seemed like every team was skating real well in the first round. And the top 8 teams were just putting on a show during the finals.

In the end it was Brevard County local parks in the finals! “The Park” in Melbourne vrs Graffiti Skate Zone in Palm Bay, who are also the defending champions from last year. Both teams skated unbelievable but the judges went with Graffiti once again for the win and they truly earned it. Congrats to Graffiti Skate Zone and The Park for getting the top 2!!!!

OK, so here is where I get super ultra-proud of these skaters that represented Cocoa Beach… We earned an Honorable Mention for the Most Diverse Team. To me, that is like 1st place a thousand times over!!  We had 5 skaters with totally different styles, we had the youngest (Grace, 10) and the oldest (yours truly, 42). We were also the only team with a girl on the roster (Grace).

Cocoa Beach was well represented in the spirit of skateboarding at this contest.  Skateboarding is about having fun and we all had a blast. We went over with only 3 things in mind: skate like ourselves and land some good tricks, don’t get last, and show all the other shops a different kind of team (diversity).

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Great job everyone!

Thanks to Tina for driving and Liam for shooting video and pics!

We have been attending Surf Expo since the mid-80's and it never gets old. Catching up with old friends and making new contacts to improve our skate park programs. We had over 18 meetings in 2 days. And saw a lot of cool stuff coming for 2014!

 

Surf Expo street course with the new Lake Mosquito Slapper ready to slam the bugs!!

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Our Friend Abe Paskowitz shows us some completes from Carver. Check them out at Carver Skateboards. We tested one on the Expo floor, smooth and buttery!

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CB Park Team Rider Elijah Allred ripping a f/s boardslide during the Wild in the Parks contest. E.A. made the finals and Max Potter got 6th overall in 14 and under. Good Job ya'll.

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Barak Wiser from Etnies/Emerica invited us to a deluxe hotel room to check out the line. Marana Vulc!!!

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Josh Hudson keeping things moving at Surf Expo for Ocean Avenue Distribution.

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Legends! Dave Bamdas, Robert "Boly" Cortez, and Mr. Mark Lake. Dave and Mark were promoting Lake Skateboards and showing off the new decks. The New Nightmare is looking amazing. Check out more from LAKE SKATEBOARDS.

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The Surfinista had a stylish booth with fantastic Art and Custom surfboards. Chek out more from The Surfinista.

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SSlater Surf Tackle  teamed up with Black Flys, Sanuk, and a few others to host Beebs and Her Money Makers at the Frus Opxe after-party

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Sean Slater does not sleep. Here is another custom creation by Sean -a beer bottle board! Check out Sean's shop and more here.

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Vans doing it right making trade show waffles. And offering agave nector as well!

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Who can resisit skating on the freshly polished smooth marble floors? See you in September.

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Short hours on New Years Eve and open at Noon on New Years Day.

 

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Have a safe and happy holiday! Merry Christmas from Cocoa Beach!!

Subcategories

NKF Surf n Turf 2014

Schedule

$40 Entry/Donation to NKF

Surf n Turf Registration Party/Skate Session Friday August 22nd 4-10pm at the CB Skate Park

Skateboarding "Bowl Contest" Prelims and Finals Saturday August 23rd at the CB Skate Park

Surfing Prelims "CB Pier" Sunday Aug 31st

Surfing Finals "CB Pier" Monday Sept, 1st

Overall Awards Monday Sept 1st 4pm at the CB Pier

Lunch Provided at BOTH events for Surf & Turf Competitors

NKF Surf Festival info here