The 2014 SLS Nike SB World Tour is hitting Chicago, Los Angeles, and New Jersey – three cities with a rich skateboarding culture. Street League Skateboarding is known for featuring world-class talent, but the locals deserve a platform all their own. That’s why GoPro and SLS decided to switch up the rulebook and offer the Hometown Challenge. Here’s how it works. Selected skateshops will get a chance to present an insider's perspective on the city they love and the street they call home using the GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition. Their task is to capture their passion with the World’s Most Versatile Camera.
What’s on the line? Bragging rights. GoPro HERO 3+ Black Edition cameras. But that’s not all. The winning shop will be featured on-course during the official Street League competition, have their edit featured on the Jumbotron, and get to brush shoulders with some of the skateboarding’s biggest names.
Follow @StreetLeague and @GoPro to find out which shop from each city swoops in and steals the crown. Big up!
We have been supporting the skate scene since 2005. Me being an East Coast skater since the early 90's my store has a direct reflection of my history and experiences here. We are a street east coast based shop which is authentic to the core. Our most used description of Classic Skate Shop is "Family" once you've met me, team or staff you know you are always Classic Family once you walk through our doors!
Since starting in the summer of 2003, NJ Skateshop has become one of the premier skateshops in New Jersey. With two locations, Hoboken and New Brunswick, NJ services the North and Central Skate scenes and boasts some of the best pro, am and up and coming talent to come out of Jersey in recent years. NJ is and always has been skater owned and operated.
Underground Skate Shop was established in 2010 in a small town in NJ, since 2010 we have grown into 3 retail locations, Nutley, Ridgewood & Bergenfield. We have over 200 decks in stock at all times, we have endless trucks and wheels and we carry all the major brands in skateboarding, from Nike SB, Adidas to Spitfire, Indy and Real Skateboards. We also support the local brands within our area. Our 3 stores are all located in New Jersey, however we will ship to anywhere in the USA.
Active Ride Shop serves the greater LA Area with more than 20 store and a massive skate team of local shredders collectively known as the Active Army. for this contest, we decided to work with Active Army rider Alex Valdez from our Long Beach store. Alex got on active about 5 years ago and has been killing it ever since, we’re definitely stoked to have him on the squad! ENJOY!
October 6th, 1962 Val Surf opened its doors in North Hollywood, California, becoming the oldest family-owned and still-operated surf/skate/snowboard shop in the world. A little over a decade later, Val Surf opened its second location in Woodland Hills, and continued thereafter to expand 3 more locations into Thousand Oaks, Valencia, and Pasadena. Val Surf is also the first Mail Order Service in the Industry. In the Spring of 1963, Val Surf broke ground doing the unheard of, and reached out to customers well beyond their immediate area through mail order. Most importantly they did this efficiently, timely, and successfully, earning the reputation today as a household name to know and trust. As a result, 50 years later Val Surf's instilled innovation, determination, and efficiency paved the way for today's success.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, Brooklyn Projects (BP) is a world-renowned skateboard shop streetwear and art gallery. Perhaps the greatest draw to Brooklyn Projects is the backyard mini-ramp which is frequented daily by many ams.pros and team riders!
Warning skate shop is proud to call itself South Central LA’s first skate shop. Located at 8228 S Central Ave., Los Angeles CA. 90001, they continue to support local skaters and provide the community with the latest and greatest product. One the daily grind, one spot at a time.
FEATURING: Paul Ruta, Guy Magierek, Kevin Kuczkowski, Frank Verges, Andy Sisomboune, Marty Merritt, Justin Edwards, Justin Brzozowski, Chris Burnett, Andrew Smith, Michael Ruta, Laurence Brazeau, Ryan Walter
FILMED BY: Justin Edwards
Uprise has been supporting skateboarding in Chicago since 1997. They strive to backup Chicago skateboarding in all aspects and are grateful to be living, and helping others live the dream everyday.
Check ‘em out in Wicker Park, just outside of downtown at 1820 N Milwaukee Ave. / Chicago, IL 60647 / @upriseskateshop
FEATURING: Zac Coyne
FILMED BY: David Kappa
Anonymous was founded in 1999 by Nick and Chris Accurso.
Check ‘em out at 5334 Sidney Rd. / Cincinnati, OH 45238 / @anonymousskateshop