Vans Duct Tape Skate Jam

Story and photos by Mara Pyzel

With the Sunset contest having just wrapped up but Pipe not yet on, yesterday was an ideal day for Vans team riders Nathan Fletcher and Ivan Florence to cohost the Banzai Skate Park Vans Duct Tape Skate Jam. Skaters of all ages packed the park (and parking lot) to show off their talent. A major bummer came early on when Ivan broke his arm and had to be rushed to the hospital. Injuries aside, the event was a success: “This is a different source of entertainment for the local community,” said Nathan, “Ivan and I skate at the park a lot so we’re supposedly hosting…its an honor actually.”

After the sun went down, a movie screening was held on the lawn Sunset Beach Elementary where films “Soma” and “Loveletters to Skateboarding – Hawaii” was screened. Lots of fun was had by all!


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