APB CELEBRATES 10 YEARS & TEAM RIDER MALAKAI MONTES WINS FIRST BUM RUSH TOUR
APB just celebrated their 10 year anniversary on February, 2nd. Stop by and tell them congratulations. They're also celebrating because team rider Malakai Montes won teh first Bum Rush skate contest at Banzai Skatepark, and he walked away with $1000 cash. Read the ful press release below.
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BUM RUSH TOUR SURFS THE CONCRETE WAVE WITH A SURPRISE VISIT TO BANZAI ROCK SKATE PARK
Sun Bum, A Florida-Based Sun Care Company, Concludes its Hawaii Leg of the 2012 Bum Rush Tour at Local North Shore Skate Park
OAHU, Hawaii (Feb. 7, 2012) – Sun Bum has kicked off its wildly-popular but ever-elusive Bum Rush Tour in Hawaii this week. The Bum Rush Tour is a unique surfing contest that swept up and down the east and west coasts of the lower 48 last year. What makes it unique, you ask? There are no qualifiers, no entry fees, no applications, and you don’t know when or where it’s going to happen. What makes it even sweeter is 20 minutes after the horn sounds, one surfer will be called out, showered with cheap champagne, and given a big fat check for one thousand dollars. But this time, it’s happening on land.
After a disappointing wave check at Rock Piles, the Sun Bum crew decided to move the contest to the skate park across the street, where it's always seven-foot and glassy. The park was swamped with kids eager to get some skating in after school let out. Local guest judge, Eddie Crawford, from Surf N Sea in Oahu, joined the crew and helped decide a winner in the impromptu 20-minute skate jam. Lots of concrete shredding went down with lots of local talent, but it was 16 year-old Eric "Malakai" Montes that took home the giant $1,000 check.
"It was a close competition," said judge Tracey Kehler. "Everybody was ripping, but Malakai had the best style overall."
Malakai deserved the check after throwing down some nasty smith grinds, huge frontside and backside airs, and even ended his last run with a massive back tailslide revert around the curved seven-foot quarter pipe. He gave the judges quite a show.
"I was wondering what was happening when I saw the Sun Bum tent setting up; I was really confused," said Malakai. "I thought you guys were joking about the contest."
It was no joke, Malakai plans to use the money to buy some new decks and order a couple of pizzas. Judge Eddie Crawford said, "The skating was so good, I wish we could have had a lot more winners, but Malakai earned it."
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