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 3 months 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.

Photography

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Banner Duty

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

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Out of Hibernation

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

Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo
Scotty Conley aka The Body
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Trap Nate and Gaspar

Trap Nate and Gaspar.

Nate Ilardi aka Trap Nate Photo
Nate Ilardi aka Trap Nate
GFL Lakeland 2020 - 50-50

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

Jonny Rips Photo
Jonny Rips
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Posted

Posted.

Gabriel Lavallee Photo
Gabriel Lavallee
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Quinn Harbin

Quinn Harbin on a feeble.

Quinn Harbin Photo
Quinn Harbin
GFL Lakeland 2020 - The Decks

A sample from the decks.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - The Guns Need Oil

The guns need oil.

Pat Dewitte Photo
Pat Dewitte
GFL Lakeland 2020 - GFL Raffle Mask

Can you win a mask in the GFL raffle?

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

Kris Clayton and pal.

Kris Clayton Photo
Kris Clayton
GFL Lakeland 2020 - H2O

First some H2O.

Darius Woods Photo
Darius Woods
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Red Bull Kickoff

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

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

Gabriel looking good on a front board.

Gabriel Lavallee Photo
Gabriel Lavallee
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Fast Announcing

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

Mikah Collins Photo
Mikah Collins
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Announcer

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

Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo
Scotty Conley aka The Body
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Someone Did Something

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

Justin Ryan Photo
Justin Ryan
GFL Lakeland 2020 - PJ Feeble

PJ pushing a feeble to the end.

PJ DeBlasi Photo
PJ DeBlasi
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Announcers

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.

Mikah Collins Photo
Mikah Collins
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Level Front Board

A very level front board.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Rock and Roll

Rock and roll on the Jain bank.

Josh Tancos Photo
Josh Tancos
GFL Lakeland 2020 - El Yucateco Hands

The El Yucateco hands are a hit.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - El Yucateco Wristguard

El Yucateco should make giant foam wristguards!

Jonny Rips Photo
Jonny Rips
GFL Lakeland 2020 - El Yucateco Hype

Socially distanced El Yucateco hype.

Jonny Rips Photo
Jonny Rips
GFL Lakeland 2020 - The Families

Thanks to the families.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Laura and Shiloh

Laura and Shiloh on deck.

Laura Fong-Yee Photo
Laura Fong-Yee
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Pit Crew

You're your own pit crew out there.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Raffles

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

Mike Rogers Photo
Mike Rogers
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Scoring

Thinkin' about that score to drop.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Fast Judging

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

Stiv Markovich Photo
Stiv Markovich
GFL Lakeland 2020 - 100 Sponch

Jorge gives Sponch a 100.

Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo
Jorge Angel aka Porpe
GFL Lakeland 2020 - FSNG

Frontside nosegrind from Tiago.

Tiago Christian Alves De Oliveira Photo
Tiago Christian Alves De Oliveira
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Jake and Tampa Timmy

Jake and Tampa Timmy on deck.

Jake Yanko Photo
Jake Yanko
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Mike and His Raffles

Mike and his raffles.

Mike Rogers Photo
Mike Rogers
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Hot Back Disaster

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

Tristan Phoenix Photo
Tristan Phoenix
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Front Lipslide

A good looking frontside lipslide.

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

Frontside grind for the announcers.

Tristan Phoenix Photo
Tristan Phoenix
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Thumbs Up

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

Jimmy Dennis Photo
Jimmy Dennis
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Slashing

Pat is greased up and slashing.

Pat Dewitte Photo
Pat Dewitte
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Looking Good

Blaze is looking real good out there.

Blaze Helgerson Photo
Blaze Helgerson
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Blunt Nosegrab

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

Gabriel Lavallee Photo
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

Must be nice to do backside airs like this.

Gavin Liller Photo
Gavin Liller
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Autumn Frontside Air

Autumn on a frontside air.

Autumn Tust Photo
Autumn Tust
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Shiloh Frontside Air

Shiloh frontside over the hip.

Shiloh Catori Photo
Shiloh Catori
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Mike Front Rock

Mike has more front rocks than raffle tickets.

Mike Rogers Photo
Mike Rogers
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Jake Madonna

Jake about to crack the coping on a Madonna.

Jake Yanko Photo
Jake Yanko
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Frontside Hair

Frontside hair and air.

Connor Lerian Photo
Connor Lerian
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 3

Samples from the podium.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 4

Samples from the podium.

Autumn Tust Photo
Autumn Tust
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 5

Samples from the podium.

John Whiteman Photo
John Whiteman
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 6

Samples from the podium.

Mike Rogers Photo
Mike Rogers
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 7

Samples from the podium.

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

Dylan Perry Photo
Dylan Perry
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Power

We come with our own power.

Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo
Scotty Conley aka The Body
GFL Lakeland 2020 - James Luedde

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

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Early Morning Post

Autumn with the early morning post.

Autumn Tust Photo
Autumn Tust
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Pinguinos and Sponch

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

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

Thanks again, Mike.

Mike Rogers Photo
Mike Rogers
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Kickflip

That's quite a kickflip snap from Quinn Harbin.

Quinn Harbin Photo
Quinn Harbin
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Keep Clean

Keep clean out there.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Cass Front Blunt

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

Cass Hecht Photo
Cass Hecht
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Quinn Feeble

Quinn on a feeble.

Quinn Harbin Photo
Quinn Harbin
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Laura Ollie

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

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

Shiloh's got more hair styles than GFL stops.

Shiloh Catori Photo
Shiloh Catori
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Late Shuv

These kids got really good late shuv-its.

Noah Strockbine Photo
Noah Strockbine
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Anthony Ollie

Anthony Benitez, thanks for skating your first GFL Series.

Anthony Benitez Photo
Anthony Benitez
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Brian Feeble

Brian Scott sitting low on a feeble.

Brian Scott FL Photo
Brian Scott FL
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Gearcheck

Pause for a gear check with Nate.

Nate Ilardi aka Trap Nate Photo
Nate Ilardi aka Trap Nate
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Hyped Parents

Hyped parents.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Owen Franklin

Owen Franklin with a kickflip down.

Owen Franklin Photo
Owen Franklin
GFL Lakeland 2020 - 360 Flip

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

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

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.

Trey Jones Photo
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

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

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

Jake Yanko on a back smith for the judges.

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

Jake going up the step up with a backside 360.

Jake Yanko Photo
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 with a feeble.

Marcus Caseria Photo
Marcus Caseria
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 8

Samples from the podium.

Gabriel Lavallee Photo
Gabriel Lavallee
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 9

Samples from the podium.

Noah Strockbine Photo
Noah Strockbine
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 10

Samples from the podium.

Cass Hecht Photo
Cass Hecht
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 11

Samples from the podium.

Laura Fong-Yee Photo
Laura Fong-Yee
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Jake Back Smith

Jake with a back smith.

Jake Malick Photo
Jake Malick
GFL Lakeland 2020 - REAL Skateboards

Thanks to REAL Skateboards for the decks.

GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 12

Samples from the podium.

Bryan Figueroa Photo
Bryan Figueroa
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 13

Samples from the podium.

Tiago Christian Alves De Oliveira Photo
Tiago Christian Alves De Oliveira
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Podium 14

Samples from the podium.

Jake Yanko Photo
Jake Yanko
GFL Lakeland 2020 - Barritas for the Road

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

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