Recent Skate News
The next generation of Skateboarding is here. Enter Curren Caples. Oakley’s 16-year-old skate star – and part-time surf ripper on the side – first dropped into an X Games Skateboard Park contest in 2010, raising eyebrows by charging his way into a solid fourth-place finish. Following an injury sustained at least year’s event during practice, the bright young rider is looking to make some massive noise in Los Angeles this week and usher in a new era. Peep the Ventura native’s course preview vid – then watch out for Curren as the Skateboard Park Finals approach (Saturday at 2 p.m. Pacific)!
Skate legend Bob Burnquist has returned to his home away from home: X Games- Los Angeles. The Brazilian skateboard pro is back in Los Angeles and preparing to compete in the Big Air contest; an event he has won three times since its introduction to the X Games. Burnquist is a proven veteran and has competed in the X Games since it began in 1995, earning 20 medals during that time.
Although legitimate influencers are found few and far between, Eric Koston has steadily earned that title throughout his prolific skateboarding career. Aside from capturing titles and winning awards in almost every major competition, the celebrated skater has played a key role in the progress of skateboard footwear and apparel with an extensive list of top brands that now includes Oakley with the launch of his first EK EYEWEAR COLLECTION. Not only has Koston’s influence transcended skateboarding and encompassed all of action sports, but he has also paved the way for a younger generation of skaters, artists, fashion forward thinkers and the culture of skateboarding.