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Hippie Mike’s Super Tour 2015 – Vancouver Skate Plaza

Waking up to a torrential rain storm the competition was initially cancelled and postponed until the next day, but the sun popped out around 9:30am and Hippie Mike changed his mind and decided to run the event and risk the weather issues coming back. Ironically there ended up being a massive wind storm throughout the Lower Mainland knocking down trees and poles and leaving tons of people without power for days. But down at The Vancouver Skate Plaza the crowd of eager skateboarders were somehow protected by all the surrounding buildings and the Finale of Hippie Mike’s Super Tour 2015 began and finished in style….

Starting about an hour behind schedule the contest got underway with a small group of Mini’s that all wanted to win a special Plaque. Little 7 year old Presley Huska stepped up the game right away as he tried to ollie the big 7 stair over and over landing it every time and just slipping out. He rode away in the finals jam and the crowd was pumped up for the day. 5 year old Kaelen Faux shredded the whole park in Mini with style and skill, and 10 year old Aidan Eastman took advantage of his final time competing in Mini by throwing down everything he had on the table and taking home another 1st place plaque for his collection.

HMST Plaques 2015

The Beginners had to skate hard after seeing the Minis. Everybody came out flying but the first runs were owned by Olek Khrystoyev as he kickflipped and varial flipped everything in site but in the Finals Fletcher Chan took it to another level with huge gaps and solid landings. No one could keep up with the Park Local though who even had a shirt saying PLAZA across the chest – Joey Livingston as he destroyed the park and lit up the crowd. At the end of the finals he gapped over the big 3 block and all the loc’s went wild – 1st place all the way Joe!

Intermediates came out next and had a small rain delay between runs 1 & 2, but that just created a little extra warm up time for them. Soren Terra, James Graham, Adam McPhee, Josh Lewis all made it into the finals and all made it tough on the judges to do their jobs. But JR Barron owned 1st place all the way. JR has been localizing Hippie Mike contests since he was 5 years old and has a collection of plaques and prizes from over the years, he played it safe and landed everything he tried in both runs, and then kept the consistency alive in the finals. Great job everyone, Intermediate was solid!

Finally getting into Advanced there was a strong list of shredders and it could have been anyone’s game. Run 1 was intense as every competitor showed how good they were, then 4 guys into the 2nd run it started raining again. After a 10 minute wait Hippie Mike called it over knowing the rain was here to stay and told the judges to figure it out just off run1. The winner was pretty obvious but every position down from there was a serious decision to make. 4th place tied with Gabe DiNorscio and Jacob Drescher so you know the top 3 threw down. Local boy Trevor Greig aka DGK Trev wasn’t even going to enter but Hippie Mike put him in the contest anyway and he ended up taking 3rd place, finishing his run in style with a hat transfer through the legs while he ollied the 7 stair. Everyday Local Ty Koeller laid it down like he always does with huge frontside flips, 180 nosegrinds, perfect noseslide bigspins and more and took 2nd place earning his first ever Hippie Mike Plaque. Along with that he won $30 in a 50/50 draw! But the winner of the day was definitely Noah Eastwood. He came out flying with a vengeance, aired over the big pyramid to flat, hit every square inch of the park with speed and finished his run with some rocket madonna trick down the 7 stair that no one should ever attempt. Killed it buddy!
To top it all off Noah Eastwood was also named the 2015 Hippie Mike’s Super King and was even more stoked. 1st place at Plaza, 1st place at Queensborough and 6th at Chuck Bailey Noah put his body on the line at every contest and showed all competitors, judges and spectators that he has no fear. This kid could go far in life.

Super King 2015 - Noah Eastwood

Another great summer of events, Great job to all who came out to the 2nd year of Hippie Mike’s Super Tour, next year we will be hitting 4 different parks so be ready, go out and practice, and remember to have fun – that is what skateboarding is really all about….


Mini: 1. Aidan Eastman; 2. Presley Huska; 3. Kaelen Faux; 4. Tyrus Manlig

Beginner: 1. Joey Livingston; 2. Fletcher Chan; 3. Olek Khrystoyev; 4. Austin MacBeth; 5. Sean Loney & Isaiah

Intermediate: 1. JR Barron; 2. Adam McPhee; 3. Soren Terra; 4. James Graham; 5. Josh Lewis

Advanced: 1. Noah Eastwood; 2. Ty Koeller; 3. Trevor Greig; 4. Gabe Di Norscio & Jacob Drescher; other competitors: Travis Davie, Chadd Sinclair, Kalib Morin, Grant Faithful, Doogie Lester, Riley Antonicic, Jordan Repin

Best New Competitor: Fletcher Chan

Most Improved Skater: Kaelen Faux

2015 Super King: Noah Eastwood

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All Hail King Merrick

Another amazing and historic year for Bowl Series has come to a close, but it seemed this year was so much more crazy. Maybe because we have reached the 3rd decade? Who knows, but what we do know is that it is one of the best things happening in Skateboarding.

King Merrick

To watch kids as young as 5 years old travel around to bowls made in the 1980’s and early 90’s is amazing enough, but to see them competing in beginner and being so stoked on riding for 5 minutes in front of a huge crowd and progressing at every contest is tear jerking. This is what we live for as old school skaters, we helped set the bar high for skateboarding over many lost decades of discrimination and through our determination have seen success in the world and now have confidence that skateboarding will live on forever. Thanks kids for being the next generation of awesomeness.

And speaking of kids, let’s talk about our new King of the Bowls – Merrick Orr. Merrick started coming out to Bowl Series in year 19, only 2 years ago, and this year made an impact that will never be forgotten. At 15 years old he took 1st place at Seylynn Bowl popping all the big gaps, ones that had been done before and some that hadn’t. Griffin Bowl he blew minds when he ollied off the smallest part of the virus to the outside of the bowl, and White Rock he flew with style and flow to take another first place. It was Squamish Beef Under the Chief contest where all eyes were opened wider as they got to see Merrick rip coping, and even though it wasn’t really a Bowl Series jam, Merrick fought to the top 3 by finding every gap possible and crushing the bowl with insane speed and furiousity. But it was Whistler Bowl that everyone was waiting for, where the King would be crowned and Merrick wanted to prove his holiness. He shredded the entire bowl, once again finding impossible and deadly gaps and making them look easy. With long hair blowing, shades on tight and fierceness in his face he battled the best of the best of Whistler and took 3rd Place. As he ollied over the deepend of the bowl into the other side Renee Renee stopped him in his tracks to let him know he needed to prove no more and 15 year old Merrick Orr was crowned the 2015 King of the Bowls in the unforgettable Bowl Series #21.

Merrick Orr - King of the Bowls 2015

Until next year, when we ask the question again

Who will be King….

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Hippie Mike’s Super Tour 2015 – Tsawwassen Recap

One of Hippie Mike’s favorite skate parks the Tsawwassen Skate Park is a great place for competitions. With a wide area full of ledges, rails, manual tables and hip to hips there’s plenty of room for lots of people to have fun together. And that’s what happened on August 2nd at the 3rd stop of the 2015 Hippie Mike’s Super Tour.

Kicking things off with the Beginners and Minis, lots of parents and other family members were keep the noise level high as they cheered on the young competitors. In Mini there were some new kids which is always great to see, but Aidan Eastman is a tough kid to beat. He conquered through to win another one. The Beginners was a tough category as all of them were skilled and were landing their stuff. Austin MacBeth showed everyone that he’s not just a Bowl skater and landed in 3rd place, while Cody Mo and Fletcher Chan battled each other hard for the win, Fletcher took 1st this time sealing the deal with a big frontside 180 down the 3-block.

HMST - Tsawwassen - Beginner Winners

The Intermediates stepped up the skill level by adding in the rail and ledge game into their runs. Austin Doquiatan was putting on a show in the qualifiers but ended in 5th in the finals. All the intermediates skated really solid but the day belonged to the young buck from White Rock Jon Schrack. Way to hold it down Jon!

HMST - Tsawwassen - Intermediate and Ladies

Advanced started off with an insane run by Jake Johnson from the island, who in height looks like he could be in the Mini category. He came out fierce and landed everything he tried setting the standard super high. Merrick Orr, also from the island, took that as a challenge and put on a serious demo in his runs, and Local boys Mick Bey and Aleka Lang used their long legs to look lazy as they landed a ton of tricks around the whole park, but it was tough for either of them the stay caught up to Bryce Aspinall as he shredded around with speed and style. Top 3 came down to Bryce, Merrick and little Jake but 1st place went to Merrick who even after a face to face collision with Bryce in the start of the finals pushed through to transfer every gap he could find, kick flip front board the blue rail, crooked grind the red rail, and pretty much just destroy the entire park. It was a great show and a solid contest, thanks to everyone who showed up.

HMST - Tsawwassen - Advanced Winners


Mini: 1. Aidan Eastman; 2. Kingston Bird; 3. Dave McGough; 4. Kaelen Faux; 5. Lola Paller

Beginner: 1. Fletcher Chan; 2. Cody Mo; 3. Austin MacBeth; 4. Connor Farren; 5. Sebastian Manlig

Intermediate: 1. Jon Schrack; 2. Paul Abraham; 3. Devin Petry; 4. Colton Wilkinson 5. Austin Doquiatan; 6. Robert Wylie

Girls: 1. Jayna Clarke; 2. Rebecca; 3. Katie Wojtun

Advanced: 1. Merrick Orr; 2. Bryce Aspinall; 3. Jake Johnson; 4. Doogie Lester, Jay Mykyte, Aleka Lang, Riley Allen

Next Stop – Grand Finale

August 29th – Vancouver Skate Plaza

See you thereHMST - Tsawwassen - Beginner Winners

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Andy Anderson Wins at Griffin

What a great weekend filled with great skating and great people. The day after The Van Doren Invitational everyone got straight back to skating in the 2nd stop of the Bowl Series #21 at Griffin Bowl in West Van. Griffin is the place where you get there and don’t know what’s going down that day, sometimes it stays super mellow, and sometimes it gets wild. This year was awesome.

Advanced Winners - Griffin Bowl Series 2015

After a little rain delay and the bowl was forced to dry up the Beginners did their thing. All of them shredded the bathtub but little 5 year old Kaelen Faux used the whole bowl, and the obstacles on the outside to take his first ever 1st place. That was cool.

Intermediates and ladies all shredded and the crowd was pumped but it was Advanced they were waiting for. With over 25 people in the jam it was gonna be tough but Eve Feaver, Andy Anderson, Merrick Orr and Cam MacGregor made it easier to pick the winners as they ripped the place up. Merrick and Cam both hit up insane gaps that had never been done before and Eve and Andy literally skated the entire park and laid down hundred of tricks each. Cam MacGregor finished it off with a humungous transfer ollie into the deepend from the bottom of the Virus roller but it wasn’t enough to take the win. Andy Anderson reminded everyone why he was King of the Bowls at age 15 as he flew through to victory.

Another great day of summer 2015, thanks everyone

  1. Andy Anderson
  2. Merrick Orr
  3. Cam MacGregor
  4. Eve Feaver

Kaelen gets 1st Place - Griffin Bowl Series 2015

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Merrick Orr Wins at Seylynn

Another amazing Canada Day as the 21st annual Bowl Series kicked off at the legendary Seylynn Bowl. As hundreds of people flock to the park and set up tents, blankets and BBQ’s the sun was shining down to give everyone a good day. The skaters warmed up with speed lines and creative fly outs as we waited for the sound to be set up and Renee Renee to take his position holding the microphone.

Seylynn Champs 2015 Merrick-Andy-Rickaby

Getting started right on time with the Beginners these kids reminded everyone what July 1st is all about as they dipped in and out of the old snake bowl in every spot they could. Killa B Brayden Nerpio came out fierce in Run #1 and held true in the finals to take 1st place and get the day rolling.

Moving in to Intermediate, it was great to see a bunch of the old beginners that had moved up a category proving the importance of the Bowl Series. Using the entire bowl these kids really knew how to shred and it was sweet to watch them. The girls category was also solid as this was the first year in a long long time where there were multiple heats and the girls owned the bowl for a good 15-20 minutes. Way to go Ladies!

After a little relaxing dip in the creek it was time to watch the Advanced battle it out. All eyes were on certain people of course like Adam Hopkins, Andy Anderson, Jamie Sherratt, Eve Feaver, Stevie Denham, Rob Rickaby, and the young buck from island Merrick Orr. Merrick came out with full aggression blasting up and down the bowl and over all the hips. He kept popping huge ollies from outside the bowl into the deep end and then somehow maintaining enough control to boneless across the wall in the deep. Eve and Andy touched every part of the snake with unique tricks that fire up the large size audience. And Rob and Stevie just plain laid it down like only they could while Adam Hopkins picked out all the big gaps and blew out his pants while flying through the air at mega speeds, Can’t Stop the Hop. In the finals it was Merrick Orr who pulled through on top of the others and sealed the deal with a first try massive crail grab over MFP – Insane!!

Merrick Orr 1st place at Seylynn 2015

Could this be the beginning of the story of 2015’s King of the Bowls?

1st – Merrick Orr

2nd – Rob Rickaby

3rd – Andy Anderson

4th – Adam Hopkins

5th – Stevie D

After the contest was done and the crowd began to disperse it was time to see who had the fastest time as the best of the best at the Seylynn Speed Line put their bearings to the test. Amazingly between about 8-10 people they were all within 1 second of each other to go down and back, it was like an alpine ski race. Steve Denham prevailed at the last moment with a 10.20 second run beating out Adam Hopkins 10.28. So awesome.

That’s it for this year people – another awesome Canada Day thanks to Mike Strato, Renee Renee, Cuz, Seb and everyone who showed up.

Bowl Series 21

See you at Griffin – July 12th

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A Taste of Andy Anderson

The world is about to change for 19 year old Andy Anderson, a unique Canadian skateboarder that can literally skate everything. Ranked the #1 Amateur Freestyle Skateboarder in the world at the moment Andy has gotten himself a little bit of attention from some interesting folks, but once they realized that this kid is not a Freestyler by Trade but actually a fearless shredder in Bowls, Pools and any obstacle on the streets, they wanted to see more. So we are putting together a creative video that will showcase his all-around talent on his skateboard. Andy Anderson is definitely a One of a Kind skateboarder, learn his name, and check out this little teaser put together by Hippie Mike to give you a small taste of the type of footage you are going to see in the near future – stay tuned for more coming real soon…

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VeeDub 12 Recap

Another successful year in Victoria for the VeeDub Skateboard Contest, hard to believe this was the 12th annual. Protest Skateboards was proud to be a sponsor as usual and this year we actually got to head over to the island and hang out with the crew. Hippie Mike hobbled on to the ferry with his crutches and drove over a bunch of dudes in the big black van so they could get in on the action. All the kiddies in the younger categories were going off pushing their boundaries to new limits which is always awesome to see. Other than the injuries that plagued the day, everyone had a great time and people left with many new stories to tell. Andy Anderson headed over with us and put on a show in the Old School Category as well as during the Advanced Best Trick letting his name be known on the island. Merrick Orr represented hard all day for Protest on his fresh Protest Riot Deck and destroyed the bowl. Lots of people went hard in the Advanced Best Trick and there were a bunch of NBD’s that went down topped off by Isaac Walker as he switch kick flipped the long step up with ease….

Check out the video recap from Luke Connor to see some of the chaos during the Best Trick contest

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Surrey What?

Authentic Board Supply is still a fairly new skate shop on the scene but with Hippie Mike behind the reigns you were assured it was gonna take off. Coming out of the gates with a stellar team of Surrey Locals young and old it was guaranteed that footage would be constant and with that came a weekly video series called Surrey What! Saturdays where a fresh edit drops every Saturday morning featuring one of the team riders skating a spot anywhere in Surrey. These videos are quick and straight to the point, and definitely worth a gander. With the first 10 episodes under their belt you know it’s only gonna get better from here, Dominic Devries, Andy Anderson, Shawn Beaupre, Calvin Dignard, Jay Mykyte, Surrey Stu & Hippie Mike – check it out

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Getting Authentic at Chuck Bailey

AB on the wall

Authentic Board Supply has been open for almost 3 months now and it was time for the boys to put on a show at Chuck Bailey. It was more about having fun then showing off since everyone around there knows the crew already. The team consists of 7 skaters which 2 couldn’t be there for the demo, Shawn Beaupre was working and Surrey Stu was helping with the clean up at Leeside after last nights fire. So that left Dominic Devries, Andy Anderson, Jay Mykyte, Hippie Mike and Calvin Dignard, but Calvin is down with a bad sprained ankle so he took over the MC roll and let Hippie Mike do some skating. Between Dom and Andy there was plenty to watch as they both missioned around the entire park landing everything they tried. Dominic did a lot of different flip tricks into rail tricks and Andy just made up tricks everywhere he went until Mike called him out to start airing the whole volcano. The crowd was blessed with 2 massive melons over the top by Andy and that shut it down a bit.

Ryan Barron & Andrew Classon

Some Best Trick comps started up, one for the young bucks and one for the older. The first one was for the kids on the gap over the quarter pipe. Weston Hutchinson got it started with a nollie pop shovit and Josh Lewis followed him up with a couple mean 180’s. A few other tricks went down but these 2 won the beanies.

MC Calvin

The second Best Trick was for the older dudes on the flat ledges. Trevor Greig was trying 5-0 to switch crook shovits but couldn’t quite hold on. The two to watch on this contest were Andrew Classon and Ryan Barron. Ryan struggles sometime in competition, mainly because he only tries really hard tricks, but he usually does well in Best Tricks. Tonight was no exception as he stuck down a long manual reverted into a switch crook and bigspin out into the bank, and Andrew Classon showed everyone how easy it is to nollie crook nollie heelflip out. They took home a Hoodie and Deck respectively.

Josh Lewis & Weston Hutchinson

After the best tricks there was a video played on the wall of the building. It was all the original Authentic Welcome to the Team videos, but due to technical difficulties it got cut off  just before the end. The crowd had a good time and the team skated solid. It was a good show…

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You Spin me Right Round Baby Right Round

Last night marked the beginning of Authentic Board Supply’s Grand Opening Sale. They opened their doors to the public on November 2nd and have continuously been adding more and more to the shop since then. Now it is official, it’s open!

Hippie Mike  DJ Cuzo (4)1

If you haven’t had a chance to hit up this Surrey Skate Shop yet it should be on your list of to do’s, even if it’s just to stand in front of their massive Board Wall for a few moments. Hippie Mike has worked very hard to make this place special and we are stoked about the response he has been receiving. Last night he had DJ Cuz-O show up and lay down some tracks from 6-9pm to keep the vibe sweet and mellow in the shop and the sale began. Tons of people showed up right at 6 and it was chaotic in there but the solid staff managed to keep it running smooth and ensure that everyone was treated equally. This is already the 2nd unique event that has gone down inside Authentic, there was already a video premiere and game of skate a couple weeks ago and we’re sure there will be many more to come. If you haven’t done so already tune in to and start following so you don’t miss out on stuff like this.

The Grand Opening Sale continues all weekend long, guest vendors will be on site at times, and each day will be full of  fun surprises until they close on Sunday, come on down and check it out.

Unit #1 – 10604 King George Blvd



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