It was a perfect night to hold a skate competition, the sun was setting and the kids ready to rip. Just two nights before Halloween so we knew when we asked people to show up in costume our request would be granted. Is there anything more rad than watching a tiny little grom boost out of the bowl wearing a Spongebob outfit? I'm hard pressed to find something cooler, but, there was something better than the costumes. It was the technical level of skating that went down for our Hallows Eve Bowl Bash. Although Josh Sandoval took the Pro divison, Kiko Franciso definitely did not disappoint when he conquered the Groms and Lizze Armanto not only took the Girls division but turned heads when she stepped it up and competed in the Sponsored Pro as well. The night was truly amazing, and if you don't believe us then look no further than the photos below. Not to mention Danny Supa, Willy Santos and Pat Duffy showed up to be guest judges so everybody was skating extra hard trying to impress those hero's.
Big thanks to the City of Lake Forest, Etnies Skatepark and of course Slush Puppie for supplying insane slushies and free nachos with popcorn. I still have a tummy ache. Also, for an extended gallery visiit us on Facebook. Hope you all had a happy Halloween.
Pat Duffy getting his groove on pre-judging duties.
Willy Santos with Willy Jr.
The Slush Puppie machine had just about every flavor known to man!
Kickflip for free Arnette swag.
These groms had to down a slush puppie for free grip tape...the banana quit with a headache!
Duffy shows off his nachos and cheese.
Groms show off their grip tape.
Kiko Francisco, first place grom.
Chance Power, Kiko Francisco and Julian Torres.
Screech walked away with a cool $200 to celebrate his Halloween. That buys a lot of candy and soda!
Women's winner Lizze Armanto showing the sponsored division what she's made of.
Misty flip anyone. If he would have stuck this I think he would've walked away with best trick.
The judges, Danny Supa, Pat Duffy and Willy Santos probably worked harder than anyone!
Mens winners. Sick shades Screech but you best throw those away and wear your new Arnette's. Untill next year...
PHOTOS: CARL STEINDLER/ARNETTE