On Sunday, October 6th Elemental Awareness visited our friends on the Port Gamble S’klallam reservation. We had Mark Appleyard, Nick Garcia, Evan Smith, Greyson Fletcher, Nassim Guammaz, Alex Lawton and Pat Duffy from Plan B with us in the beautiful setting near Puget Sound. It was great to see the entire community come out and support skateboarding on the rez. Both Children and Elders watched as the Element team skated and gifted kids with product donated from Element. The tribe will be breaking ground on a skatepark this fall thanks to the generous support of the Sheckler Foundation. Thanks to everyone who came out and ripped with us for the day. We hope to come back soon!
This past weekend, we had our first rollin deep trip. We packed the van to the brim with gear and five talented young skaters: Berronte Ramirez, Noe Solis, Franky Villani, Michael Schmidt, and Sam Berro. We stayed at the rural Lake Casitas camp grounds. The activities for the weekend included shredding the local Ojai skate park, team building exercises, primitive skills instruction, hiking, swimming, and serious bro’ing down! Thanks to the fine people at Element Skateboards, Levi Brown joined us for the trip to help teach the kids a thing or two. We were able to connect with the kids on a deeper level and create a mentor relationship with them. Special thanks goes out to Andy Dicker, Zac Archuleta and Ryan MacDonald for putting the trip together. For more info on the Rollin Deep Camp, Click Here!
Chipotle Mexican Grill has been supporting Elemental Awareness for a number of years and we are proud of the contributions they have been making in the food industry. Their latest campaign in the fight for a better world has just been released. Check out the Scarecrow and Enjoy!
In a dystopian fantasy world, all food production is controlled by fictional industrial giant Crow Foods. Scarecrows have been displaced from their traditional role of protecting food, and are now servants to the crows and their evil plans to dominate the food system. Dreaming of something better, a lone scarecrow sets out to provide an alternative to the unsustainable processed food from the factory.
Elemental Awareness teamed up with the WLCAC in Watts, CA to bring the Element “No Board Left Behind” program to the kids for the Holidays. The kids brought their used boards and we cut them into cruisers and provided new trucks, wheels, bearings and hardware. After all the cutting was done, we all headed over to the skate park for a session with the new skateboards. Special thanks goes out to the WLCAC and everyone who came out!
The EA crew packed the van and hit the open roads through the deserts of the Southwest on this years annual tour through the Southwest. We visited our friends from Apache Skateboards in San Carlos, AZ, and then headed to Navajo land at Window Rock, AZ. We built a killer mini ramp at the existing park in San Carlos, led by the Hager Brothers, who got lots of the local skaters helping out. From there, we rolled through The Grand Canyon to take in some breathtaking views, then made our way out to Albuquerque, NM to hit the streets and skate some epic ditches. Then back in AZ to Window Rock, where we put on an awesome event at the skate park, lots of skating went down, and live painting on an old car hood by artist Mike Kershnar. We all stayed in a Navajo Hogan that night, and got to hang with some horses in the morning before the long journey back to Cali. See y’all next year! Click here to see all the photos from the trip.