Look out for a DVD drop about Kert coming soon! This kid rips it up in his homeland of Estonia, but hopefully he can make his way to the rest of the globe to show people what's up!
December 17, 2008
November 17, 2008
October 16, 2008
If you understand German, you have a lot of reading to catch up on in Germany's 'Limited Magazine' article about the ZOO YORK crew's tour through Germany during the European Tour last summer. If you don't read German, check the pic's for the 1,000 words from this past summer abroad. If you prefer the condensed version of what went down: sick skating, lots of fun, lots of girls, and cold meat! These pics are a sweet precursor of what's to come in ZOO YORK's 'State of Mind' team video set to drop this April! So keep tuned in and locked for more updates to come!
September 16, 2008
August 21, 2008
Big ups to Session skate mag for their lengthy article about the Zoo Crew when they toured through South Africa. The first paragraph reads, "The Zoo York international tour to South Africa took place in the second week of April and included visits to Durban, Pretoria, and Johannesburg. Zoo riders Zered Bassett, Forrest Kirby, and Brandon Westgate made the long trip across the pond and put together what I'm calling the most productive international tour ever to go down in the country and, well, the continent of Africa for that matter. They did five demos in six days, hit countless street spots in all three cities, went out every night and managed a trip to the Lion park. If that's not a productive week, then I don't know what is." If you're in S.Africa and happen to see Session Mag, go grab it to check the whole article.
Peep the article Clark Magazine dropped about Harold Hunter Day II, held May 17th 2008 with photos provided by Zoo York Creative Director Kimou Meyer aka Grotesk. Mad love still going out and always going out for Harold in all points of the globe, cause Legends Never Die.
Surfing this virgin break off the Lofoten Islands in Norway, Pat Millin gets the shot and is featured in Outside Magazine for crushing the Arctic Circle waves Zoo Style. The photographer working with pat commented that uncovering these new spots is like detective work. The photographer spent nearly six weeks scouting Norway this past April, and probably drove about 10,000K in that time. Check out that wave and style - it was definitely well worth it!
August 8, 2008
July 27, 2008
Amid threatening weather and downpours of rain, the Zoo Crew was able to hit all final stops of the Zoo-B-Q tour. After the great turnout and crowd of Granby, we had to get a little inventive in Ottowa. The rain storms caught us about 30 minutes into the demo, but that never stopped the crew or our damn fine bbq's! With contests such as: longest power slide, longest belly slide, and catch Shetler if you can, tons of gear was given and everyone left happier than thought possible for a soggy summer day. After a 4 hour drive, the crew hit up Toronto to give some demo love to Wakestock and hit up some misty spots for the Canada podcast and SBC Canada tour article. Big shout outs to Canada for hooking everything up for the team! And big thanks for Caccia, Spin Limit Skateshop, and West 49 for all their support!
July 23, 2008
Over the next three days, the Zoo Crew consisting of Anthony Shetler, Brandon Westgate, Aaron Suski, Eli Reed, and Chaz Ortiz will be making their way across Eastern Canada for the ZOO-B-Q Tour. The first stop of the tour was held in Terrebone, Quebec. The turnout was HUGE, and the kids were stoked to skate with the zoo crew. We fed the army of kids since they needed energy to compete in a best trick contest, and then let them do their thing. After the winners were picked and schwag was tossed to the crowd, everyone took off Zooed out and stoked. Big thanks to the S3 shop for helping to organize the event and bringing your team to skate with our crew.
Next stops on the ZOO-B-Q Tour are: Granby Skatepark, Granby, Quebec on 7/23 @ 3:00 PM, with an afterparty at Bar Republic @ 10:00. Legacy Skatepark in Ottowa, Ontario on 7/24 @ 3:00, and a skate session at Wakestock @ noon on the Toronto Islands in Ontario.
July 22, 2008
Over the weekend, 120 skaters battled it out over the course of three days to get their hands on the $10,000 cash purse offered at the fourth installment of Zoo York's Am getting paid. When all was said and done, Atoine Asselin came out on top for the grand prize of $5,000, Ryan Decenzo came through at 2nd place ($2,000) and Zoo York's own Chaz Ortiz finished out with third place ($1,000). Protec's sponsored best trick contest was won by: Chaz Ortiz, Ryan Decenzo, Mikael O' meara, and Tj Rogers. The energy throughout the event was solid, and these kids are the future of skateboarding - keep your eye on them!
July 21, 2008
After two days of intensive skating, the Ams that trekked to Montreal for Zoo York's AM Getting Paid event were treated to the official Zoo York sponsored party, that has been so dubbed, the AM Getting Laid party. Though it's the night before the finals event - it's the jam that no one wants to miss out on. Dj Numark held it down for the HUGE crowd as everyone danced until the wee morning hours. Also featured at the party were body painted girls for the boys delights. Outside after the party, the streets were filled with rowdy Quebeqoise as far as the eye could see. Shirts were off or soaked, and lines for Poutine (fries with gravy and curds) were out the door. Here's to another year of good fun times with the Zoo Crew in Canada! See you next year, since you know if you missed it this time around you don't want to miss it next time!
July 15, 2008
Organized by Slamjam, Slamtrick is the premiere skate contest in "la terra dello stivale" (the heart of the boot of Italy).
Marina di Ravenna, the place where Slamtrick was born, is famous not only for the "piadina with squacquerone" (kind of a little pizza but very different from pizza!!) but also for this event that every year draws pro riders from across the globe for two days of non stop hardcore skating.
The theme of the event always changes, and this time the theme was "Freak Out" and an artist based in London, named Fergus Purcell (aka Fergadelic) outfitted all the art of the event with a freak theme (and a sticker that everyone in Italy knows as 'the VAGABOND' is the icon of the contest!)
I was speaking with a good friend of mine and we were talking about the power of this event.. of course the massive presence of proriders is key, of course the good organization and the communication is essential... but in the end, we thought the most important thing are the hundreds and hundreds of people that come out every year to fill the seats and keep the energy alive under the hot and beating sun. They make this event as successful as it is!
July 14, 2008
Big thanks to all the kids across Europe who rolled out to meet, greet, and skate with the crew! From every signing to demo to afterparty you kept the team charging for three weeks straight! Check out the zooyorkvideo page for when the Zoo York Euro Tour 2008 podcast is ready to drop and blow your minds (eurostyle of course!)
July 11, 2008
New York, NY – July 10, 2008 – Having just returned from a lengthy three-week European Tour, the Zoo Crew is wasting no time as they prepare to embark on the 2008 “ZOO-B-Q” Canada Tour from July 22nd–25th.
A few days before the tour officially kicks off, several ZY Officials will head to Quebec to compete in the 4th Annual Zoo York Am Getting Paid (AGP) contest which runs from July 18th–20th at Montreal’s South Parc Skatepark. AGP is widely recognized as one of today’s most prestigious international skateboarding contests for amateurs only. With a hefty prize purse of $10,000 USD up for grabs at this year’s event, all the rippers will be there including Zoo’s very own Brandon Westgate, Anthony Shetler, Matt Miller, Ron Deily, and Eli Reed.
Once Am Getting Paid is a wrap, the “ZOO-B-Q” Canada Tour will get underway. Along for the ride will be Zered Bassett, Aaron Suski, Brandon Westgate, Anthony Shetler, Chaz Ortiz, and Eli Reed, as well as ZY staff videographer RB Umali who will document all the action for Zoo’s upcoming video, “State of Mind.” Over a four-day stretch the Zoo Crew will hit a handful of Canadian cities to host demos, autograph signings and, as the name suggests, backyard-style BBQ’s with free burgers, dogs and much more.
2008 “ZOO-B-Q” Canada Tour Schedule:
7/22 – S3 Snow/Skate/Surf – 3:00pm
7/23 – Granby Skatepark – 3:00pm
7/23 – Bar Republic (After Party) – 10:00pm
7/24 – Legacy Skatepark – 3:00pm
Toronto Islands, Ontario
7/25 – Wakestock – Noon
An exclusive ZY podcast of the “ZOO-B-Q” Canada Tour will release this Fall. Find out more at: www.zooyork.com / www.amgettingpaid.com.
June 19, 2008
The Zoo York Skate Team is now underway with it's almost three week long tour of Europe. With almost two weeks left to go, they recently left the UK and are currently on their way to Amsterdam, so we wish them happy travels as they fly, train trek, drive, and skate their way through the rest of the tour. Check the blog posts below for when they're going to be near you, and go get some zoo york gear, so the team can sign up whatever you want - check the pics and see how some fans of Zoo York let the guys get wild with their signature styles. Check back often for more updates and pics of the Zoo York Euro tour 2008!