2014 Vans Women's Combi Classic
Last week, women from all over the U.S. and abroad came to compete in the Women's Combi Classic at the Vans Skatepark in Orange County. Allysha Bergado, pictured here, is a little warrior. She got hit in the face during the finals by her board and was bleeding from her nose. But that didn't stop her from taking the rest of her runs and taking second overall.
Arianna Carmona was great to watch skate in person. She chose good lines and good tricks. It was no surprise that she finished in fourth place of the pro division.
They may have been injured, but that did not stop Amelia Brodka, Mimi Knoop and Lizzie Armanto from coming out to support the other ladies skating.
And the judges are, left to right, Dave Duncan, Don Bostick (not pictured), Aaron Astorga, Mike Taylor, Steve Caballero and Ozzie Ausband. The photographer was not sure what Steve Van Doren is approving in the background of this photo, but it must be good.
Julz Lynn skates a lot of competitions. And you could tell that this year was hers right from the moment she dropped in. She has crazy lines and tricks. This Andrecht exiting the round bowl is a prime example of her skills.
The future is bright for women's skateboarding. This youngster, Poppy Starr won the 14 and under division, with moves like this backside air.
Steve Van Doren
Steve Van Doren doesn't need to come to these events, but he loves to. Not only does he come and hang out, but he will cook your burgers too, with a smile on his face the entire time!
Left: Julz Lynn takes a backside air into the round off the peninsula. Right: The pro division winners circle. Left to right: Arianna Carmona, Allysha Bergado, Julz Lynn, Alana Smith and Nora Vasconcellos.