Recap: GFL at New Smyrna Presented by Marinela

The Grind for Life Series is a national, all ages and skills series benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses. This year's first stop was in New Smyrna, Florida where 144 entries went down in 14 divisions in bowl and street skateboarding.

Recap: GFL at New Smyrna Presented by Marinela

Posted by Rob Meronek 5 years ago on February 2nd, 2017

The Grind for Life Series is a national, all ages and skills series benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses.

This year's first stop was in New Smyrna, Florida where 144 entries went down in 14 divisions in bowl and street skateboarding.

Photography: Image Swiper

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Direct links to all the images in this set are below.


Tyler Kirshenbaum Frontside Heelflip
Tyler Kirshenbaum Photo

You don't see anyone doing heelflips like this. Damn, Tyler!

Profile: Tyler Kirshenbaum
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Setup
Ryan Clements Photo

We're the first one here in the morning setting up for the day.

Profile: Ryan Clements
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Registration
Rob Meronek Photo

Rob and Dylan setting up registration, which you can skip if you register online. Do that so you can go straight to skating.

Profile: Rob Meronek
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Banner Duty
Eric McKenney Photo

Hanging banners is an art form.

Profile: Eric McKenney
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Power
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

The Body has all the power in the world right now.

Profile: Scotty Conley aka The Body
GFL Series at New Smyrna - The Boardr Live
Ryan Clements Photo

If you're running contests, I hope you're using The Boardr Live. It removes all the stress caused by the boring stuff like arranging jams and crunching numbers. Even with 144 people in the Contest today, towards the end of the day, we had to stop and take breaks because we were getting too far ahead of published schedule. Hit us up at Help@TheBoardr.com if you want to use our tools.

Profile: Ryan Clements
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Nash FSBS
Nash Barfield Photo

Nash Barfield, front board.

Profile: Nash Barfield
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Full Box

Little man is currently in negotiations to take an entire box of Marinela.

GFL Series at New Smyrna - Jake Smith
Jake Malick Photo

Jake Malick, smith grind.

Profile: Jake Malick
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Lauren Quarter
Lauren Canoura Photo

Lauren Canoura on the big quarter. Thanks to the record number of girls that entered this weekend. That was nice to see, especially with so many of you in your first contest ever.

Profile: Lauren Canoura
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Noobs

Leave things around, and skateboarders will make it skateable. Interesting how that happens even with noobs like this.

GFL Series at New Smyrna - Landon Back Lip
Landon Swan Photo

Landon Swan, back lip.

Profile: Landon Swan
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Street 9 and Under
Nash Barfield Photo

Nash Barfield, Myles Gentry, and Ryan Saueracker took home the top 3 spots for Street 9 and Under.

Profile: Nash Barfield
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Street 10 to 12
Jonah Clark Photo

Jonah Clark, Noah Nagaro,, and Travis Miller took home the top 3 for Street 10 to 12.

Profile: Jonah Clark
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Street 13 to 15
Elijah Allred AKA Allshred Photo

Elijah Allred, Preston Arey, and Jake Malick took home the top 3 spots for Street 13 to 15.

Profile: Elijah Allred AKA Allshred
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Street Girls
Georgia Martin Photo

Georgia Martin, Lauren Canoura, and Carlin Makibbin took home the top 3 spots for Street Girls.

Profile: Georgia Martin
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Wings Team

Thanks to the Wings Team.

GFL Series at New Smyrna - Jeff Boardslide
Jeff Wolcott Photo

Jeff Wolcott with a board slide.

Profile: Jeff Wolcott
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Selfies

Skater Mom selfies. Thanks for supporting your kids and GFL.

GFL Series at New Smyrna - 5-0 Slash
Omar Delgado Photo

Omar Delgado slashing a mean 5-0.

Profile: Omar Delgado
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Indy
Braden Stelma Photo

Braden Stelma with a proper Indy.

Profile: Braden Stelma
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Crowd

Thanks to everyone that came to watch.

GFL Series at New Smyrna - Feeble Grind
Roman Hager Photo

Roman with the feeble grind minus golden hair cape.

Profile: Roman Hager
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Best Grip

Best Grip of the Day goes to whoever owns this board.

GFL Series at New Smyrna - Chucky Back Smith
Chucky Woodard Photo

Chucky joined us on the road trip across the state. That's a back smith up there.

Profile: Chucky Woodard
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Kickflip
Tyler Kirshenbaum Photo

Tyler Kirshenbaum, kickflip.

Profile: Tyler Kirshenbaum
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Street 16 to 29
Jake Yanko Photo

Jake Yanko, Chris Hatten, and Malachi Macera took home the top 3 spots for Street 16 to 29.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Street 30 and Up
Michael Wiegner Photo

Michael Wiegner, Omar Delgado, and Tary Valle took home the top 3 spots for Street 30 and Up.

Profile: Michael Wiegner
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Street Sponsored
Braden Stelma Photo

Braden Stelma, Tyler Kirshenbaum, and Landon Swan took home the top 3 spots for Street Sponsored.

Profile: Braden Stelma
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Front Heel
Tyler Kirshenbaum Photo

Tyler's front heel is unreal.

Profile: Tyler Kirshenbaum
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Raffle

Not my lucky day.

GFL Series at New Smyrna - Ryan Saueracker
Ryan Saueracker Photo

Ryan Saueracker killing it in the Bowl 9 and Under.

Profile: Ryan Saueracker
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Reef
Reef Orlando Photo

Reef took home 1st in the Bowl 10 to 12.

Profile: Reef Orlando
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Family
Ben Dannemiller Photo

Family day in the park with Ben Dannemiller.

Profile: Ben Dannemiller
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Dipped Smith
Lauren Canoura Photo

Lauren Canoura has a mean smith grind.

Profile: Lauren Canoura
GFL Series at New Smyrna - The Greek
Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek Photo

The Greek is always fun to watch rip around the bowl.

Profile: Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Booger
Dan Booger Brown Photo

Dan Booger Brown with a 55 year old invert.

Profile: Dan Booger Brown
GFL Series at New Smyrna - FS5050
Mike Rogers Photo

Mike putting both trucks on the coping.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Lenny
Lenny Byrd Photo

The legend Lenny Byrd with a proper invert.

Profile: Lenny Byrd
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Gymnast Plant
Rodney Mead Photo

Rodney Mead has a bag full of inverts.

Profile: Rodney Mead
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Deep End Blast
Jake Yanko Photo

Jake Yanko blasting out the deep end.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Bowl 9 and Under
Nash Barfield Photo

Nash Barfield, Myles Gentry, and Ryan Saueracker took home the top 3 spots for Bowl 9 and Under.

Profile: Nash Barfield
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Bowl 10 to 12
Reef Orlando Photo

Reef Orlando, Gavin Liller, and Xavier Schwarz took home the top 3 spots for Bowl 10 to 12.

Profile: Reef Orlando
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Bowl Intermediate
Tary Valle Photo

Tary Valle, Kainalu Canubida, and Dan Boulter took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Intermediate.

Profile: Tary Valle
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Award
Omar Delgado Photo

Omar rolling up to pick up his award,

Profile: Omar Delgado
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Bowl Girls
Lauren Canoura Photo

Lauren Canoura, Jordan Santana, and Stacie Roberts took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Girls.

Profile: Lauren Canoura
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Bowl Masters
Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek Photo

Jimmy Marcus, Rodney Mead, and Omar Delgado took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Masters.

Profile: Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Bowl Grand Masters
Lenny Byrd Photo

Lenny Byrd, Mike Rogers, and Dan Booger Brown took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Grand Masters.

Profile: Lenny Byrd
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Bowl Sponsored
Jake Yanko Photo

Jake Yanko, Brandon Yarborough, and Drew Hoffman took home the top 3 spots for Bowl Sponsored.

Profile: Jake Yanko
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Movie Tickets
Tyler Kirshenbaum Photo

Tyler took home the Movie Tickets Clip of the Day for that front heel.

Profile: Tyler Kirshenbaum
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Dog of the Day
Dog of the Day Photo

Dog of the day goes to this little guy.

Profile: Dog of the Day
GFL Series at New Smyrna - Wrap
Casey Wayne Photo

Thats all for from the #BoardrBoys. Time for the road captain to get us home.

Profile: Casey Wayne
GFL at New Smyrna - Whats Joe Doing
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

Anyone know what Joe is doing?

Profile: Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe
GFL at New Smyrna - Buds
Amelia Allen Photo

Buds, Amelia and Clements.

Profile: Amelia Allen
GFL at New Smyrna - Brandon Frontside
Brandon Delgado Photo

Brandon Delgado, frontside air.

Profile: Brandon Delgado
GFL at New Smyrna - On the Move
Braden Stelma Photo

Braden Stelma on the move.

Profile: Braden Stelma
GFL at New Smyrna - Braden Hurricane
Braden Stelma Photo

Braden Stelma, hurricane.

Profile: Braden Stelma
GFL at New Smyrna - Braden BS Air
Braden Stelma Photo

Braden Stelma, backside air.

Profile: Braden Stelma
GFL at New Smyrna - Brandon Lien Air
Brandon Yarborough Photo

Brandon Yarborough, lien air.

Profile: Brandon Yarborough
GFL at New Smyrna - Clements Knows
Ryan Clements Photo

Clem always knows when I'm about to shoot a photo of him.

Profile: Ryan Clements
GFL at New Smyrna - Drew Hoffman
Drew Hoffman Photo

Drew Hoffman, invert.

Profile: Drew Hoffman
GFL at New Smyrna - Drew Hoffman Slob
Drew Hoffman Photo

Drew Hoffman, slob fastplant.

Profile: Drew Hoffman
GFL at New Smyrna - Drew Hoffman Smith
Drew Hoffman Photo

Drew Hoffman, smith.

Profile: Drew Hoffman
GFL at New Smyrna - Dylan Setup
Dylan Perry Photo

Dylan getting set up.

Profile: Dylan Perry
GFL at New Smyrna - Favorite Skater
Francisco Penunuri Photo

Francisco Penunuri was my favorite skater of the day.

Profile: Francisco Penunuri
GFL at New Smyrna - FS Grind Georgia
Georgia Martin Photo

Georgia Martin, frontside grind.

Profile: Georgia Martin
GFL at New Smyrna - GFL Tent
Mike Rogers Photo

Grind For Life tent up and ready to go.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL at New Smyrna - Invert Tips
Tab Textor Photo

I think Tab was giving Rodney some pointers on inverts.

Profile: Tab Textor
GFL at New Smyrna - Trick Names
Michael Wiegner Photo

I'm going to have to start asking Michael Wiegner to start naming all his tricks.

Profile: Michael Wiegner
GFL at New Smyrna - Front Blunt
Jake Malick Photo

Jake Malick, front blunt.

Profile: Jake Malick
GFL at New Smyrna - Mornings
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

Joe's favorite time is morning time.

Profile: Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe
GFL at New Smyrna - Sticker Duty
Justin Ryan Photo

Justin on sticker duty.

Profile: Justin Ryan
GFL at New Smyrna - Registration Line

Register ahead of time and you can skip this line.

GFL at New Smyrna - Layback Air
Lauren Canoura Photo

Lauren Canoura, layback air.

Profile: Lauren Canoura
GFL at New Smyrna - FS Air Deep End
Lauren Canoura Photo

Lauren Canoura, frontside air out the deep end.

Profile: Lauren Canoura
GFL at New Smyrna - Lenny Smith Grind
Lenny Byrd Photo

Lenny Byrd, smith grind.

Profile: Lenny Byrd
GFL at New Smyrna - Coming In
Mike Rogers Photo

Mike coming in hot.

Profile: Mike Rogers
GFL at New Smyrna - Layback Nash
Nash Barfield Photo

Nash with the layback air.

Profile: Nash Barfield
GFL at New Smyrna - Omar Frontside
Omar Delgado Photo

Omar Delgado, frontside air.

Profile: Omar Delgado
GFL at New Smyrna - Locals
Rob Meronek Photo

Rob hanging out with the locals.

Profile: Rob Meronek
GFL at New Smyrna - Back Lip Rail
Roman Hager Photo

Roman with a back lip.

Profile: Roman Hager
GFL at New Smyrna - Setup Time
Ryan Clements Photo

Set up time with Clem and the boys.

Profile: Ryan Clements
GFL at New Smyrna - FSBS Tyler
Tyler Kirshenbaum Photo

Tyler Kirshenbaum, front board.

Profile: Tyler Kirshenbaum
GFL at New Smyrna - Frontside Ollie Tyler
Tyler Kirshenbaum Photo

Tyler Kirshenbaum, frontside ollie.

Profile: Tyler Kirshenbaum
GFL at New Smyrna - Back Lip Tyler
Tyler Wolford Photo

Tyler Wolford, back lip.

Profile: Tyler Wolford
GFL at New Smyrna - Cox FSG
Will Cox Photo

Will Cox getting his truck on the coping.

Profile: Will Cox
GFL at New Smyrna - Back Smith Zack
Zack Keller Photo

Zack Keller, back smith.

Profile: Zack Keller

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