VANS Philippines once again successfully mounted Go Skateboarding Day – the biggest skateboarding event of the year in the country. Last June 23, the Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig City was filled with lots of action and excitement. Go Skateboarding Day 2018 was attended by around 3000 electrified skate lovers – a proof that the skateboarding community is growing.
Joined by core skate shops such as Quilla, Kick Engines, Calle and Evil Genius; and bands such as Go Smoke Mary and The Chongkeys, the skateboarding family was treated by VANS Philippines to an OFF THE WALL Go Skateboarding Day celebration.
After a heart-stopping and action-loaded competition, few names emerged from the best of the best skaters from each category, making them each division champions.
Here are the category winners:
1. Longest Power Slide category: Egie Chavez
2. Speed Challenge – Flatground Best Trick category: Jommel Tumbokon
3. Obstacle Race Challenge category: Irone Ilagan
4. Girls Game of S.K.A.T.E. category: Kiddo Trinidad
5. Longest Ollie category: Banjo Reyes
6. Highest Hippie Jump category: Ikoy Enriquez
7. Old Skool Best Trick category: Anjo Pineda
8. OFF THE WALL Ride Contest (best trick) category: Jaymar Sarmiento
9. Best Run (Mens Invitational) category:
1st Place: Demitrio Cuevas
2nd place: Mark Fernandez
3rd place: Mak Feliciano
Michael Torio, Mike Toledana, June Castor and Gene Ramilo served as judges during the competition.
Go Skateboarding Day is just a part of the long history of skate events and activities brought by VANS Philippines every year, all year round.
It is a consistent effort to support and gather the skateboarding community and encourage creative expression through action-sports.
Go Skateboarding Day 2018 was supported and made possible by wonder.ph, bluntmagazine.ph, statusmagonline.com, mylifeonboard.net, and wheninmanila.com – our event partners.
Photos courtesy of Vans Philippines.