Friday, March 11, 2005

Aurora Skateboarding Cup '05

This sk8 comp happened on February 16 at the municipal plaza. Marten Persiel, a German volunteer working in an ASCOT project found a ragtag gang of local skaters at the plaza about a year ago and took them as his brood, being a skater himself. He started by making a donating a ramp for the kids, then more ramps, then more. Then the thing grew big and became a nightly thing to watch in front of the plaza. Last Baler fiesta, with help from some friends they were able to stage a competition participated in by Baler locals and some skater bois from Baguio and Manila. This time, with support from the Aurora Day people and the Aurora Surfing Cup organizers, a full-pledged skating competition was staged. It's called the Aurora Skateboarding Cup 2005 and was planned to be a yearly event. Local skaters (with improved skills) as well as visitors joind the comp that was well attended and watched. Here are some pix. Enjoy!

I don't know most of these kids and the light position prevented me from taking pictures of them fronting the cam. I also don't have a list of the winners just a hint that a Manila guy won the open competition.



The course.



A local kid clearing the pipe.



Surfer champ Joel Faraon surfing on concrete.






Marten showing them how it is done.



One more time







Groupies



Marten and Julia at the judges seat



Waiting for their turn



Cabagnot pride

















Skater Girl

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

bakit ganun?! mukhang tumanda si bonnie... di bale... astig naman ung matandang itsura ni bonnie eh!!! bwahahahahaha!!!

oo nga pala... bakit daw unfair ung comp sabi ng ilang manonood?! la lang...

Anonymous said...

Ay sinabi ninyu. Nagka-burang-itan nga daw. 5000 pesos na nga daw laang iyung premyu, binurang-it pa . Buti na laang at may certificate daw kahit papaanu.

batuktuk said...

Areh, ay parang nakita ku ang likud ng kapatid ku ditu. hehehe. Parang de yata na-organize masyadu ang comp na itu anu? Sana pinaghingi ng kahit tag 50 pesos sa mga politicians para maski paps ay may pang-sago man lamang. Kawawa naman sila. Sa susunod ipag-rais ko sila ng funds kahit konti lang para masiyahan man lang sila ng konti.

aaronsk8 said...

ok lang to kahit papano
simula pa lang naman eh
hehehe.............
ito na ang start ng tunay na compi..
sana sa susunod maging maganda na talaga... totoong compi na..un lang po...
saka sana my kuha naman na ako sa pix
hehehe

madaming salamat..
aaron poh...4 president...
hehehe

Anonymous said...

ario!!!! bakit walang pic2re ung ibang skater... sana next tym may ruun n. ay ang alam ko naman nabigay ung price nadelay laang. Batiin ko na lang ang mga name ng skater ng para kahit papanu kahit wlang post na pic alam ang pangalan. Ang gagaling nio Erick,JUstin,EDsel,aaron,kevin,neil, c fritz, audrey, at ung mga surfer na nag skate ALLen......D ku na ta alam ang pangalan nung iba ay iun ppla c benedict at jason ung taga mendiola, at marce,.....galing nio sana d kau mapilyan at bumarog ang ulo Yngat sa pagskate pagptuloy nio yan. GWAPO NI AARON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

sayang hindi ako nakasali dati!!! akaw ang malas ko naman! si kuya Eric kasi ay kung kinuha mo na lang na judges si Gino at Chino di sana mas ayus yung compi!! hehehehe pero ok lang yun masaya naman eh!!!

Anonymous said...

akonga pla si homer ulsa, tiga dyan tatay ko.. at mga ulsa.. baka klla nyo.. last compi pla tumloy kmi kina neil rojo.. ang saya mainit ang pagtanggap s samin ng mga kapamilya nya.. ang gnda nikhen querijero b un? crush ko cya..pinaklla kc akoni edsel.. d2 ako baguio aral!