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VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Tristan Rennie, indy dive.

PHOTOS & WORDS: Dave Swift

May 4, 2019

It all started in 2005 at the Vans Skatepark in Anaheim, California, with the very first pool party in the infamous Combi pool. Back in those days the pool was coated with white plaster and had red, white, and blue tiles and was the birthplace of classic pool contests in the modern era. At the start of the day there were 14 banners with the names of division winners hanging above the deep concrete bowl for all to see and tomorrow they will add one more. There are rumors that this will be the last event in this location and it will be moved to the new Reverse Combi in Huntington Beach. But, for now, that is only a rumor.

All day Saturday the fans of skateboarding were given quite a show as current pros, masters, and legends grinded, slid, and aired above, in and around the concrete pit. If walls could talk the stories these could tell. Enjoy the photos.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Tom Schaar, switch flip. Yes, really.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Steve Caballero, Caballerial.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Rune Glifberg, heelflip frontside air.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

The Pro podium.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Nicky Guerrero, fingerflip lien to tail.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Moto Shibata, lien fastplant.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Masters podium.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Legends podium.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Lance Mountain, backside air.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Kiko Francisco, bluntslide over hip.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Josh Rodriguez, Andrecht.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Cory Juneau, frontside boardslide through the corner.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Clay Kreiner, lien.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Christian Hosoi and Eddie Elguera.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Bucky Lasek, stalefish boneless.

VANS POOL PARTY 2019—PHOTOS BY DAVE SWIFT

Andy Macdonald, layback Smith.

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