In 1999, San Jose, Calif. skateboard legend, Tim Brauch, passed away. His legacy is celebrated at a memorial contest at Lake Cunningham skatepark in northern California. Saturday, September 22, was the 14th consecutive year and the contest is going stronger than ever -- his memory lives on. The groms went high, the ladies killed it, pros brought the goods and the masters division showed everyone why they are masters. Speaking of which, Mike McGill stole the show by landing his patented McTwist. No one saw it coming and the crowd went bonkers.
Skate DJ to the stars Ray Stevens mixed the tunes, Dave Duncan MC'd the day, those dang Bone Brigade guys were shralping and with the hot San Jose sun it all made for an awesome event.
The night before the 14th Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Contest, a heated session went down at Lake Cunningham skate park. The boys were out practicing their lines for the following day. The session ended early because everyone drove over to Bela La Vie boutique for the "Love and Guts art show."
"Love and Guts" is a traveling group art show featuring work by legends in the skateboard community. The show was amazing with tons of great paintings and photos, free sushi, good vibes, a mild media circus and of course skaters hanging out and enjoying themselves.
Featured artists were Stacy Peralta, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Pat Ngoho, Lance Mountain, Chris "Dune" Pastras, Jimbo Phillips, Jason Adams, Mofo, Bryce Kanights, Steve Saiz, Chris Senn, Josh Rodriguez, and Daniel Cuervo.