RECAP: Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at Lakeland

With full social distancing and all CDC guidelines, #GFLSeries Presented by Marinela had a stop at Lakeland Skatepark. Check photos and video coverage here.

RECAP: Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at Lakeland

Posted by Rob Meronek a year ago on July 1st, 2020

With full social distancing and all CDC guidelines, #GFLSeries Presented by Marinela had a stop at Lakeland Skatepark. Check photos and video coverage below.

We worked cohesively with the City of Lakeland on this one. Their group and ours had signage posted on how to stay safe. We had five sanitation stations and the judging area was maintained at all times with disinfectant. Our staff wore masks as much as possible. All Registration was done online, no wristbands were issued, and no cash was accepted. You literally could not check-in on site…it all had to be done online. Staff was required to bring their own lunch since we we did not provide. Awards were done at a 6’ distance and the announcers specifically told the crowd to not gather when we handed out the Prizes (which we did more frequently at this stop so parents could leave with their kids if they chose to do so). The announcers discussed policies and protocol all day to remind the crowd about safety regulations. Thanks to everyone for working with us to maintain the lowest risk environment possible while we all had a good time skateboarding.

Photos by James Luedde and Rob Meronek.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Banner Duty

It's an early morning of banner duty at 7am.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Out of Hibernation
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

Like a bear out of contest hibernation, The Body is awake and on site at 7am.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - 50-50
Jonny Rips Photo

Jonny with a 50-50 at the first golden hour of the day.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Quinn Harbin
Quinn Harbin Photo

Quinn Harbin on a feeble.

Profile: Quinn Harbin
GFL Lakeland 2020 - The Decks

A sample from the decks.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - The Guns Need Oil
Pat Dewitte Photo

The guns need oil.

Profile: Pat Dewitte
GFL Lakeland 2020 - GFL Raffle Mask
Mike Rogers Photo

Can you win a mask in the GFL raffle?

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Kris Clayton and Pal
Kris Clayton Photo

Kris Clayton and pal.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - H2O
Darius Woods Photo

First some H2O.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Red Bull Kickoff
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

Then some Red Bull and the announcers are ready to kick it off.

Profile: Scotty Conley aka The Body
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Gabriel Front Board
Gabriel Lavallee Photo

Gabriel looking good on a front board.

Profile: Gabriel Lavallee
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Fast Announcing
Mikah Collins Photo

How fast is Mikah's announcing with those shades on?

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Announcer
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

For the next Digital event, we should just print a cutout of this photo and put them all around the park.

Profile: Scotty Conley aka The Body
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Someone Did Something
Justin Ryan Photo

Somebody did something over there. These are your judges: Porpe, Justin, and Stiv.

Profile: Justin Ryan
GFL Lakeland 2020 - PJ Feeble
PJ DeBlasi Photo

PJ pushing a feeble to the end.

Profile: PJ DeBlasi
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Announcers
Mikah Collins Photo

I like when they're just having a conversation with each other over the mic like it's just them alone in a car or something.

Profile: Mikah Collins
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Level Front Board

A very level front board.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Rock and Roll
Josh Tancos Photo

Rock and roll on the Jain bank.

Profile: Josh Tancos
GFL Lakeland 2020 - El Yucateco Hands

The El Yucateco hands are a hit.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - El Yucateco Wristguard
Jonny Rips Photo

El Yucateco should make giant foam wristguards!

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - El Yucateco Hype
Jonny Rips Photo

Socially distanced El Yucateco hype.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - The Families

Thanks to the families.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Laura and Shiloh
Laura Fong-Yee Photo

Laura and Shiloh on deck.

Profile: Laura Fong-Yee
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Pit Crew

You're your own pit crew out there.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Raffles
Mike Rogers Photo

Mike and those raffles. Thanks to everyone that throws in on the raffles and helps raise money for the Grind for Life cause.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Scoring

Thinkin' about that score to drop.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Fast Judging
Stiv Markovich Photo

How fast is Stiv's judging with those shades on?

Profile: Stiv Markovich
GFL Lakeland 2020 - 100 Sponch
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Jorge gives Sponch a 100.

Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
GFL Lakeland 2020 - FSNG
Tiago Christian Oliveira Photo

Frontside nosegrind from Tiago.

Profile: Tiago Christian Oliveira
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Jake and Tampa Timmy
Jake Yanko Photo

Jake and Tampa Timmy on deck.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Mike and His Raffles
Mike Rogers Photo

Mike and his raffles.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Hot Back Disaster
Tristan Phoenix Photo

Thanks to Igloo for backing GFL, but there is nothing cold about his back disaster in the hot sun.

Profile: Tristan Phoenix
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Front Lipslide
Tristan Phoenix Photo

A good looking frontside lipslide.

Profile: Tristan Phoenix
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Frontside Announcer Grind
Tristan Phoenix Photo

Frontside grind for the announcers.

Profile: Tristan Phoenix
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Thumbs Up
Jimmy Dennis Photo

Jimmy Dennis gives himself a thumbs up. We give you one, too, Jimmy.

Profile: Jimmy Dennis
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Slashing
Pat Dewitte Photo

Pat is greased up and slashing.

Profile: Pat Dewitte
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Looking Good
Blaze Helgerson Photo

Blaze is looking real good out there.

Profile: Blaze Helgerson
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Blunt Nosegrab
Gabriel Lavallee Photo

Over in the bowl, Gabriel is also holding it down.

Profile: Gabriel Lavallee
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 1

Samples from the socially distant podium.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 2

Samples from the socially distant podium.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Backside Air
Gavin Liller Photo

Must be nice to do backside airs like this.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Autumn Frontside Air
Autumn Tust Photo

Autumn on a frontside air.

Profile: Autumn Tust
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Shiloh Frontside Air
Shiloh Catori Photo

Shiloh frontside over the hip.

Profile: Shiloh Catori
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Mike Front Rock
Mike Rogers Photo

Mike has more front rocks than raffle tickets.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Jake Madonna
Jake Yanko Photo

Jake about to crack the coping on a Madonna.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Frontside Hair
Connor Lerian Photo

Frontside hair and air.

Profile: Connor Lerian
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 3

Samples from the podium.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 4
Autumn Tust Photo

Samples from the podium.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 5
John Whiteman Photo

Samples from the podium.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 6
Mike Rogers Photo

Samples from the podium.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 7
Jake Yanko Photo

Samples from the podium.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Parents

A supportive parent posted up first thing in the morning.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Safety Precautions

Thanks for respecting the safety precautions.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Jessup

Grab a sheet of Jessup next time you come through.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Nonregistration
Dylan Perry Photo

Dylan at the non-registration desk. Thanks everyone for handling it online so we could eliminate personal contact there.

Profile: Dylan Perry
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Power
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

We come with our own power.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - James Luedde

This is James who shot most of the photos at this stop.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Early Morning Post
Autumn Tust Photo

Autumn with the early morning post.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Pinguinos and Sponch
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Pinguinos and Sponch figuring out the lay of the Marinela land.

Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Thanks, Mike
Mike Rogers Photo

Thanks again, Mike.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Kickflip
Quinn Harbin Photo

That's quite a kickflip snap from Quinn Harbin.

Profile: Quinn Harbin
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Keep Clean

Keep clean out there.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Cass Front Blunt
Cass Hecht Photo

I like when your front foot comes off a frontside bluntslide then the board just sucks back up before you pop out.

Profile: Cass Hecht
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Quinn Feeble
Quinn Harbin Photo

Quinn on a feeble.

Profile: Quinn Harbin
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Laura Ollie
Laura Fong-Yee Photo

Laura cracks one down the stairs to kick off the Women's Division.

Profile: Laura Fong-Yee
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Shiloh Boardslide
Shiloh Catori Photo

Shiloh's got more hair styles than GFL stops.

Profile: Shiloh Catori
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Late Shuv
Noah Strockbine Photo

These kids got really good late shuv-its.

Profile: Noah Strockbine
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Anthony Ollie
Anthony Benitez Photo

Anthony Benitez, thanks for skating your first GFL Series.

Profile: Anthony Benitez
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Brian Feeble
Brian Scott FL Photo

Brian Scott sitting low on a feeble.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Gearcheck
Nate Ilardi aka Trap Nate Photo

Pause for a gear check with Nate.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Hyped Parents

Hyped parents.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Owen Franklin
Owen Franklin Photo

Owen Franklin with a kickflip down.

Profile: Owen Franklin
GFL Lakeland 2020 - 360 Flip
Matthew McCauley Photo

This 360 flip is going to two wheels up the step up.

Profile: Matthew McCauley
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Trey Jones Fan
Trey Jones Photo

Jackson Tutor just skated his first contest ever this weekend. He didn't do so hot, but that's how it goes for just about everyone. He's a big fan of Trey Jones as we all are.

Profile: Trey Jones
GFL Lakeland 2020 - 2nd Street

2nd Street in Pompano Beach had a crew.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Free Jessup

Hope you came up on some free Jessup.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Pop Shuv Late Flip
Darius Woods Photo

A pop shuv late flip? The 90's are strong.

Profile: Darius Woods
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Jake Yanko Back Smith
Jake Yanko Photo

Jake Yanko on a back smith for the judges.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Jake Back 360
Jake Yanko Photo

Jake going up the step up with a backside 360.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Marinela Snack Break

Pause for a snack break with Marinela.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Marinela Thanks

Speaking of snacks, thanks Marinela for backing GFL.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Lakeland Thanks

Thanks Lakeland for having us.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - More Hyped Parents

More hyped parents. Some of them are in the contest with their kids which is always sick to see.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Marcus Caseria Feeble
Marcus Caseria Photo

Marcus Caseria with a feeble.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 8
Gabriel Lavallee Photo

Samples from the podium.

Profile: Gabriel Lavallee
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 9
Noah Strockbine Photo

Samples from the podium.

Profile: Noah Strockbine
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 10
Cass Hecht Photo

Samples from the podium.

Profile: Cass Hecht
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 11
Laura Fong-Yee Photo

Samples from the podium.

Profile: Laura Fong-Yee
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Jake Back Smith
Jake Malick Photo

Jake with a back smith.

Profile: Jake Malick
GFL Lakeland 2020 - REAL Skateboards

Thanks to REAL Skateboards for the decks.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 12
Bryan Figueroa Photo

Samples from the podium.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 13
Tiago Christian Oliveira Photo

Samples from the podium.

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GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 14
Jake Yanko Photo

Samples from the podium.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Barritas for the Road

A quick Barritas Marinela snack for the road. Thanks everyone!

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