From the Archives!

Here is a little clip of Tom Flaherty skating in the VSA 1991 Rivers edge comp.

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For those that don’t know Tom, or Flaz, he is a Melbourne Legend and wizard of timber ramp and bowl construction.  If you want a mini ramp in you back yard, call Tom!
One of Victoria’s most loved timber bowls is the Ring of Fire….built by Tom.

Tom training the next generation of ramp builders

In  the same comp Tas Pappas also competed.
Tas won that comp along with many other VSA comps, and then went on to take the crown from Tony Hawk in 1996…with a broken rib!

Tas’ story is captured in All This Mayhem,

Board member and world champion Renton Millar also competed in many VSA comps, and Renton still retains his 1st VSA trophy from 1990 as one of his prized possessions!

The successes of  Tas and Renton (Both Victorians!) really does prove the importance of grass roots skateboarding competitions such as VSA’s Skatepark League series, which not only runs to more than 50 events but also incorporates many more disciplines and terrains than just “street”.

Currently the National Sporting Association delivers only one single discipline qualifying event per state per year, and 1 national championship.
Regardless of the NSO’s limitations on competitions, VSA is committed to delivering event volunteer training programs and partner with trusted service providers to allow VSA to deliver events, so that Victorian Skateboarders will have many more opportunities to be their best!

VSA’s origin was back in the late 1970′s when Australia’s 1st champion, Wedge Francis was competing in slalom racing, freestyle and the 1st big ramp comps.  The written history is long gone but the oral history survives to this day, and because of that, VSA can easily claim to be Australia’s oldest continuing skateboarding sporting association, predating SbA by at least 20 years.
So when it comes to Skateboarding Sporting Associations…………who’s ya daddy?

Victoria really is the Place to Skate!

VSA welcomes North East Skate Park League

A further 8 events now join the VSA – Victorian Skatepark League series of events:

VSA is pleased to welcome The North East Skate Park Series,
hosted by the Shire of Indigo, to the VSA-VSL family.

This means that the VSA-VSL series now comprises almost 50 events, where skaters can compete and earn points in their district rankings, to find out who will be eligible for entry into a Victorian Grand Final (TBA)!

Keep up to date with the latest news and results via this link to:
North East Skate Park Series on Facebook

North East Skate Park Series is an all ages youth Skate/Bmx/Scooter and music event which will be held at all the skate parks in the Indigo and Alpine Shires;

  • ·         Myrtleford 8th March 2014
  • ·         Mt Beauty on April 26th
  • ·         Chiltern on May 3rd
  • ·         Tangambalanga on June 7th
  • ·         Yackandandah August 2nd
  • ·         Rutherglen on September 6th (to be confirmed)
  • ·         Bright on October 4th
  • ·         Final will be at Beechworth on the 8th   of November

Yarra Ranges Down Hill Festival 2014

Yarra Ranges Down Hill Festival is on again.

This time we are going BIG!

We are closing a major road in the hills for seriously fast down hill event!
Start saving for helmet and race leathers cause you are gunna need em!

and Ink in 16 November 2014 on your calendar!

see facebook for more info

Victorians Ripping at Bar Beach Caoss Jam 2014

Billy Harrison reppin Victorian Skateboarding!

Masters Results

1st – Billy Harrison (VIC)
2nd – Adrian Errol Adrian Jones
3rd – Jo N John Bogaerts
4th – Luke Jones
5th – Paul Carey
6th – Russell Morrison
7th – Bungeye Wilbury
7th – Anthony Mcintyre
7th – John Gray
8th – Dan Rodwell
9th – Malcolm Cawthorne
10th – Nik Mendoza
11th – Jeremy Rowling
11th – Nick Boomerdog Sable
12th – Kevin Rock Moran
13th – Wedge Rob Francis (VIC)
14th – Mark Tomsen
15th – Mike Cossettini
16th – Shane Ayerst
17th – Luke TorVentor
18th – Chris Hatten (VIC)
19th – Brett Watters
20th – Clint “Ching” Quan (VIC)Zepp Heyes from Rosebud (VIC) Ripping

Diggers Rest Skate Park

Melton Council is holding a comp on the 2nd of August at Diggers Rest Skate Park for all you wheeled fiends.

The Park 1st Birthday!

Happy Birthday to the Park,  looks like you all had a great day!

Geelong Mayor Darryn Lyons & VSA Board member Renton Millar.

THE PARK 1st Birthday Celebrations next Sunday 13th July, it’ll be epic!

LODDON MALLEE & HUME SKATEPARK SERIES

August 3rd – Wodonga Skatepark
August 10th – Moama Skatepark
August 17th – Swan Hill Skatepark
August 31st – Kerang Skatepark
September 7th –  Wangaratta Skatepark
September 14th – Shepparton Skatepark
September 21st – Eaglehawk Skatepark
September 29th – Mildura Skatepark

SES SKATE GRAND FINAL – RIVERSIDE SKATE PARK

League history was made yet again on Friday night at the Riverside skate park as we held our first ever Grand Final under lights!

We kicked the night off with the 12’s and saw Jack Duff cap of a near flawless series with another win & a second run for the ages whilst little ripper Julian Mansfield claimed 2nd and an ever improving Ben Sweeney clinched 3rd place overall.

Brad Saunders delivered an outrageous second run to seal the win in the 16’s over defending champ Isaak Godfrey whom came in a close 2nd whilst young gun Jay “Terry the Jett” took out 3rd overall after jumping up from 12’s.

The open was full of series new faces & rivers locals who showed off their local knowledge of the park putting on a series showcase like performance that saw veteran Richard Flude claim 1st. Congrats to Micka Edwards for coming in 1st overall but couldn’t make it on the day due to a knee injury! Get well soon pal!

Congratulations to all our series champs and a big thanks to everyone whom was a part of a history makin’ record breakin’ South Eastern Series from the rad competitors who put on a free demo week in week out to our rad volunteers, staff & LGA’s.  Ctach ya’ll next season! ;)

Check the final series scoreboard below

SKATE SCOREBOARD

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Snaps by Alex Waldmeyer here

CAOSS 2014

This is the much prettier Sister of Victoria’s famous MOSS Jam!

CAOSS Jam 2014
Saturday July 5th 2014
Empire Park Skate Park, Bar Beach Newcastle. NSW. Australia
Big Cash Prizes for Open Bowl Comp.
Also Fossil & Grommet Family Teams, Masters over 40′s, Grand Masters over 50′s, Grommets age groups, etc.
MOSS Foundation Fund Raiser; all proceeds to kids of Swaziland. www.mosswaterproject.com
Facebook: MOSS Foundation
www.charliedontskate.com -> Forum Index -> Skatejams / Races -> CAOSS Jam 2014

And don’t miss the After Party and Charity Auction for MOSS Foundation.
Burwood Inn Hotel. 77 Berner St, Merewether NSW.

SKATESEEING MELBOURNE


HotelClub – Skateseeing Melbourne

Discover Melbourne as local skate star Mitch Robertom takes you on a tour through some of the city’s most iconic places. We start the journey in the heart of Melbourne’s city centre, cruising past Flinders St Station and Federation Square before skating along Melbourne’s most infamous street art filled laneway. We take a look at the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere with its vast array of buskers, shopping and fresh foods. From there we roll down Brunswick St Fitzroy, pop in at Hemley skateboards and over to check out the cafés and restaurants in Carlton before hitting St Kilda’s spectacular foreshore for sunset on the beach. Music courtesy of FlapJack, track – Jazzin.

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