Airwalk surfer Anastasia Ashley made a jump from coast to coast trading in crashing waves for honking taxis. While she was out in New York she caught up with Relapse Magazine who put together an amazing photo shoot. We have a few behind the scenes photos up above, but head over to Relapse’s website to see the full spread.
Anastasia has been all over the place lately, from viral videos to TMZ interview, she’s been a busy little lady! This time around we’re stoked to share TMZ’s recent post on our favorite surfer, which includes Anastasia’s best photos from this summer. Click here and enjoy!
Airwalk and the Harold Hunter Foundation have teamed up this summer, providing free skate clinics to the youth in Brownsville, Brooklyn with the help of Mt. Ollie Baptist Church. HHF developed a partnership with Mt. Ollie Baptist Church in Brownsville last fall. Concerned about the areaâ€™s youth and children in their congregation, Mt. Ollie asked HHF to help provide programming that would expose the kids in the area to new activities and divert them away from the negative influences like gangs and drugs that are abundant in the neighborhood. HHF, with monetary support from Airwalk, was able to develop the Mt. Ollie Summer Skateboarding Program, a five-week program that also includes Saturday field trips. Already Famous crew member Wade Yates is one of the lead instructors of the program and he grew up in Brownsville.
â€śIâ€™ve always wanted to find a way to give back to my community,â€ť Wade says. â€śIntroducing skateboarding to these kids is awesome. When I was growing up in Brownsville, when all the other kids were playing ball, getting into fights or gangs, I would just go into the city, and just skate by myself. I want to give kids that option too.â€ť
More photos and a video of the Mt. Ollie Skate Program coming your way soon.
Days after his 40th birthday, Airwalk skater Andy Macdonald competed in his 19th X Games and once again landed on the podium. Andy beat out the competition earning the bronze medal in the vert contest behind Bucky Lasek and PLG. Amazing! Check out his final run.
Andy is now off to celebrate his win with a bunch of excited campers at Woodward in Pennsylvania. This will be Andy’s 22nd summer in row at Woodward. He never slows down!
Our good friends at the Harold Hunter Foundation have reached their goal in their 30-day online fundraising campaign to raise at least $10,000 to help send 20 inner city NYC skaters to Woodward Camp this August! Even though they’ve hit their goal, you can still donate to this awesome cause. Check out the video and sick gear you can grab for donating to the cause. Letâ€™s spread the skate love!
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We had the Airwalk skate team out in Shanghai for the Kia Extreme games. Unfortunately we couldn’t make the trip, but we were lucky enough to have Tulio filming the whole thing. Check out this sweet little edit he put toghether of his fellow teammates ripping up vert as well as some of Tulio’s runs that landed him third place in the Street competition.
The Already Famous Crew was out in full force for Go Skateboarding Day in New York on Friday. The day started in Queens and spread across the Williamsburg Bridge. From there a massive session developed in the LES at Coleman park. Crazy day and here’s our killer video recapping one of our favorite days of the year. #goskateboardingday.
Music by: Frank Remarks
C.A.R.S- ft. Geechi Suede of CampLo
Director of Photography: Paul Park
Editing: Paul Park
Producer: Alex Corporan
Airwalk surfer Granger Larsen is competing at the Los Cabos Open of Surf this week and the lovely Anastasia Ashley is commentating on the Live Webcast. Watch the action now by clicking here.
China is a lucky place for Tulio as he always seems to podium when he competes in the Kia Extreme Games. This year he is taking home the bronze medal in the street contest. Team Airwalk is racking up the medals!