Today’s events were a fantastic way to kick start the next two weeks. It was the perfect mix on fashion (Andy Spade showing up at the Tony Hawk vert ramp demo and the Quiksilver Party at the top of The Standard Hotel) and Surf / Skate.
The morning kicked off with a great press conference where Bob (CEO of Quiksilver) walked us all through why New York / Long Beach was picked for this leg of the ASP tour… noting the amazing surf culture that this area has and the people that make it great. After a little Q&A session with Tony and the crew we made our way over to the meet and greet. Tons of little kids flooded the Standard Hotels’ Highline Room to get a the autograph of their hero, or in some cases, their fathers’ hero. The main attraction was next, and boy did it deliver. The guys did an awesome job entertaining the hundreds of people that came out to see them skate, despite the high winds, and we snapped a few behind the scenes shots of the event just for you.