Eighth annual Clash At Clairemont
Skate Like Mike challenge
Pictured left-to-right are Tony Hawk, Andy MacDonald, Mike Rogers, Pierre-Luc Gagnon and Tony Magnusson during the "Skate Like Mike" challenge. Rogers, who lost his eye to sarcoma cancer in 2003, founded a skate charity in 2003 to provide aid to cancer patients in need. During the Clash At Clairemont challenge, the participating skateboarders wore eye patches over their right eye in honor of Rogers. Tony Hawk won the challenge with a 540.
Mike Rogers under Andy Macdonald
The Clash at Clairemont started in 2007 and grows each year it returns. This particular photo is shot every year at the Mission Valley YMCA Skatepark's event and it never gets old. "Witnessing Mike grind under one of his closest friends is a treat in its own right, but being able to photograph it is truly an honor," photographer Brian Shamanski said.
Tony Hawk won the "Skate Like Mike" event with a 540, which he did on the wall opposite from me during the event. So here is PLG with a grapefruit grind while wearing an eye patch.
It's not every day that you see three skateboarders in the air stacked on one another. It's precision at its finest. From top-to-bottom: Lincoln Ueda, Tony Hawk and Andy Macdonald.
Former pro skateboarder and current shoe designer Alfonzo Rawls showed up for a couple runs and threw down this padless frontside invert.
Grind For Life
Grind For Life Army played a rad set. Here, band members Adrian Demain, Paul Luc Ronchetti and Scott Taylor entertain the Clash at Clairemont crowd.
Eight-year-old Tate Carew is learning tricks fast. He has these 540s dialed in the deep bowl.
BMX vs. Skate
Clash at Clairemont isn't just for skateboarders anymore. X Games BMX Vert competitor Vince Byron (left) showed up to get stylish on the traditional vert ramp, while Josh Nelson (right) lofts a backside ollie in the concrete bowl.
Tony Hawk is a Clash at Clairemont regular, and this is his version of a proper crossbone on the vert ramp.
Alana Smith was one of the few women skating on Saturday and she was killing it from start to finish. Here's her version of a stylish blunt to fakie on the vert ramp.
Nosegrind through the corner of the deep concrete bowl.