Bamboo Skateboards was delighted to attend the 2nd Annual Iron Mike Festival this past weekend at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, CA.

The festival honors Mike Mckay, a young Solana Beach lifeguard who passed away in 2008. Mike touched many people’s lives through his work as a lifeguard and his passion for the outdoors.

The event is organized by RERIP, a non-profit organization spearheading a movement to recycle old surfboards and create a community of surfers who “re-rip” each other’s boards. The Iron Mike Festival is a way for RERIP to promote its mission to keep surfboards out of landfills.

The day was filled with surfing, skating, art, and music. We had a lot of fun skating with the local kids at our booth and seeing two joyful faces walk away with some bamboo products they won in the raffle! If you were not able to make it out this year, make sure to keep your ears and eyes open around this time next year so you can join!

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Nothing says “summertime in Oceanside” like hanging out on a sunny day down by the O’side Pier and when 5 o’clock hits, we’re out the door and down the road, cruising the boardwalk and enjoying the SoCal sun. Our brand new Drop Through graphic is inspired by everything we love about our favorite city, and it just dropped today, so grab the O’side Pier and do some sidewalk surfing!

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Our good friends at Bataan Skateboarding and EZ Skates in the Philippines came together to host the 1st Local Skate Jam last weekend. The most stoked local skaters came out to compete in the Keep Rollin’ Green skate contest and battled for the chance to win one of our decks.

Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy those Bamboo boards, and keep Rollin’ Green until next year!

Check out some photos from the event below:

 

 

 


16th annual transworld skateboarding awardsBamboo Skateboards has had a great start to the new 2014 year with AGENDA Trade Show in Long Beach, CA. Always great to see many great friends and familiar faces at the show. 16th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards were a blast after the first day of Agenda, funny to see Lizard King hosting and hating on everyone who won an award. Congrats to Habitat pro Mark Suciu for winning the Readers’ Choice Award!

 

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Keep a look out for Bamboo Skateboards launching in your country.  Check out our friends down in Chile stoked on getting to shred some bamboo finally in South America.  The bamboo love is spreading this year… stay tuned in for our new graphics to launch mid-February in our spring collection!

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abombinabowl_flyer-21 The fingerboarding community is an extension of traditional skateboarding. Fingerboarding has grown in mass popularity and is a lifestyle to many since the early 90s. To unite the communities of skateboarding, fingerboarding and art. Binded and inspired by the history and culture of bowl riding, and to present a unique expression of this root of the skate culture, Exhibit A Gallery is holding an art exhibition on November 30, 2013 titled “ A BOMB IN A BOWL” The Art of Bombed Miniature Concrete Skate Bowls.

From the late 1970′s one man’s drought is another man’s blessing, the skate “Bowl” is born.

In Southern California, hundreds maybe thousands of empty swimming pools laid to waste. A baron wasteland, overgrown backyards of dried up or algae infested pools. Skateboarders and graffiti artists would descend like vultures on dying carcasses to leave their mark. The lines of the urethane wheels or the spray painted abominations were left behind as scars of remembrance. After the recession and drought, pools would be renovated and filled. A return to the laughter of children and their families in their backyard oasis. But many of these concrete monuments would meet a formidable demise to demolition, to many they were an eye sore that only an Artist could appreciate, there would be nothing left but memories and a few pictures.

To pay homage to the history of bowl riding and the visual esthetics surrounding this punk attitude culture. Ten Contemporary Artists and Pro Skateboarders will Bomb miniature concrete poured skate bowls. These bowls are not Toys, but concrete replicas of a real skate bowl, encased in a custom maple wood stand. Each artist will hand paint their style of art and subject matter. Bombing artists are Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero, Jake Brown, Mimi Knoop, RISK, Nathan Ota, Richard Villa III, Esao Andrews, Joshua Petker and more.

One of the most famous bowl of all time was the “DOGBOWL”

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“The “Dogbowl” became world famous, as well as the skaters and their groundbreaking sessions. Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Stacy Peralta, Bob Biniak, Paul Constantineau, Wes Humpston, Ray Flores, Jim Muir, Wentzl Ruml, Shogo Kubo, Baby Paul Cullen. Writer, Craig Stecyk & photographer Glen E. Friedman documented most of the sessions, along with “Skateboard World” magazine, they photographed regularly with the Z-boys and have published iconic images that have inspired generations.

Whether it is the “Dogbowl”, “The Keyhole” in Beverly Hills, “The Fruitbowl” in Garden Grove, “The Gonzales” bowls. These pools were where the birthplace of innovational moves, like Tony Alva’s “frontside air”, “figure eights”, “forevers”, “wheelers” “hip riding” & shallow end carves. Bowls in general have played an important part in the development of modern skateboarding and still do. They are the playgrounds, battlegrounds the concrete canvases of these creative, adrenaline fueled misfits.

Exhibit A Gallery has alway done art exhibitions, simply for the sake of the art. To help promote creativity, to give those with a voice a platform to be heard. Giving opportunities to lesser known artists to be shown side by side with some of the best contemporary artists. A place where all walks of life are welcome, a place for all creatives to congregate.

Gallery, Exhibit A, “A BOMB IN A BOWL – The Art of Bombed Miniature Concrete Skate Bowls”. October 11, 2013. www.exhibitagallery.com


Big thanks to all the supporters who came out the the events we sponsored for 91X’s Movember month long campaign.  It was a blast to be apart of such a great cause and spread the bamboo love while bringing awareness of prostate cancer.

Here’s some pics of the winner of a Bamboo Skateboards Pintail Tikiman Longboard deck at the Facial Hair Form November 29th!

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Here’s a few pictures from the Mo’s & Ho’s party last night at Bootlegger’s Bar in downtown San Diego!  One lucky winner walked away with a Diamond Bamboo Deck & one of our brand new Mayhem style T-Shirts.

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Can’t wait until next year!!!



Bamboo Skateboards to team up with 91X in support of Movember!
Limited edition Mustache Ride Skateboard

OCEANSIDE, CA—November 1, 2013: Bamboo Skateboards, a sustainable and cause-driven skateboard manufacturer and brand, is proud to announce its support of 91X and Movember, global men’s health charity encouraging men to grow and women to support the Mo (moustache) for the 30 days of November. Through the power of the moustache, awareness and funds are raised for men’s health to combat prostate and testicular cancer.

Bamboo Skateboards has created a one of a kind Mustache Ride skateboard in the spirit of Movember and create awareness for men’s health. Make sure to jump on board and donate, join team 91X at Team91X (https://www.movember.com/us/donate/payment/team_id/994325), or purchase a Mustache Ride deck for the mustache-loving skater in your life (available at BambooSkateboards.com).

Check out 91X’s Movember Webpage (www.91x.com/pages/movember) to catch Bamboo Skateboards presents “A Short Film, The Mustache Ride”.

Philanthropic work is nothing new to Bamboo Skateboards as it has supported numerous causes in the past. The Mustache Ride graphic is the first to come in a series of charity decks created by Bamboo Skateboards. The Mustache Ride graphic will be available November 1st at www.BambooSkateboards.com

Roll over to one of these Movember events to show your support for the cause:

November 2nd Saturday: Steve West will raffle off 2 Mustache Ride skateboards live on 91X between 8-9pm, during his Movember Marathon Broadcast

November 13th Wednesday: Stone Brewery in Liberty Staton: Mo Stacks Poker
Tournament (http://www.stonelibertystation.com/)

November 29th Friday: Lafayette Hotel: Facial Hair Formal

December 3rd Tuesday: Bootlegger: Mo’s & Ho’s (http://bootleggersd.com/)

About Bamboo Skateboards:
Bamboo Skateboards is an ecologically-based skateboard brand and manufacturer of high quality skateboards made from sustainable bamboo from managed forests. This company is comprised of social entrepreneurs who believe that giving back to the community is as equally important as profits. Bamboo Skateboards services core shops, brands and individuals around the globe while providing a solidified partnership and unique experience with each. This environmentally friendly company is completely immersed in action sports and skateboarding and now passionately hopes to inspire others to take actionable steps towards preserving our natural environment.

About 91X:
91X (XTRA-FM) is owned and operated by Local Media San Diego, LLC, a privately held San Diego-based company.