To be an Olympian you must practice … the rest of that story can be seen on NBC’s taped delay broadcasts.
To be a Converse Coastal Carnage competitor (CCCC) you must a) shred pretty fucking hard b) get invited, and c) run the U.S. Open gauntlet of sand, colorful underpants, and wristbands like a young man possessed. Oh, and you must practice.
There’s some new stuff at Coastal Carnage this year — a birdbath shallow end and waterfall, no banked walls, a bunch of pool coping, and a bmx ledge — and the whole shooting’ match has been reconfigured by the good men at SpeerCo Skateparks. The bowl is different enough that a bunch of dudes feel compelled to skate it for hours and hours at a time. Lucky for us, we bear witness.
Robbie Russo has been making the trip over from Pedro to HB the last few days and getting in his licks on the Shark Attack pillar. Back Smith. Photo: Swift
Al Partanen’s GBF (giant bearded face) floats into frame with Swift and I. Photo: Landi
Keep an eye out this morning for video of yesterday’s practice. Price and Ted should have it posed as soon as they get their asses out of bed.