Recap: GFL Presented by Marinela at Fort Lauderdale

Posted by Rob Meronek on Monday, May 21, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, Florida was our fifth stop of the year for the Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela, an all ages skateboarding contest series in both bowl and street. We're doing 12 across the United States this year. Check the full results, rankings, and future stops at

Starting the day off with some morning raffle tickets.

Marinela snacks to get the day going.

Noah with the back 50-50.
Profile: Noah Nagaro

Noah Pollard with a proper kickflip.
Profile: Noah Pollard

Rob holding down registration.
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Tent city inside.
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Mike pulling up with the raffle goods.
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9 and Under with Zion Effs in 1st.
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Street 10 to 12 with Gabriel Vigliotti in 1st.
Profile: Gabe Vigliotti aka Minnow

Street 13 to 15 with Noah Pollard in 1st.
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Street Women's with Kendra Long in 1st.
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Garrett Ayoub with the no nose smith grind.
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Malique Simpson with the fakie 50-50.
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Dillon Brown - 3 flip.
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Roman coming through with a nice front blunt.
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Street 16 to 29 with Jake Malick in 1st.
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Street 30 and Up with Corey Gonzalez in 1st.
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Street Sponsored with Malique Simpson in 1st
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Jonny Rips for sure.
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Elijah Wolcott digging on on a Smith grind.
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It was a pleasure to have Danny Fuenzalida join us on the judging panel at this stop.
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Daniel Ferreira crackin' one over the hip.
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Thanks for making the trip to another one, Jordan! It's pretty awesome to see her progression as each stop goes by. Now we'll see here at Vans Park Series in Brazil next week.
Profile: Jordan Santana

Rodney lending the helping hand to Cheyenne Taylor in her first contest.
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Lindino Benedet over the hip to 50-50. Thanks for skating in your first Grind for Life!
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Rodney Mead upside down as usual.
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We here hashtag blessed with a visit from Marcos Montoya.
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Mike Rogers on his signature front rock.
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Steven McKaig yankin' one off the wall.
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Dante Tonella mid front blunt.
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Jake Yanko with a stale way up there.
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Jake Yanko on a back smith.
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They grow up so fast.

Phoenix Sinnerton taking 1st in Bowl 9 and Under.
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Gavin Liller taking 1st in Bowl 10 to 12.
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Reef Orlando taking 1st in Bowl 13 to 39.
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Jordan Santana taking 1st in Bowl Womens.
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Rodney Mead, taking 1st in Bowl 40 to 49.
Profile: Rodney Mead

Dave Bamdas taking 1st in Bowl 50 and Up.
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Jake Yanko taking 1st in Bowl Sponsored.
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Flex on 'em.
Profile: Jake Yanko

The trophies are like a finger longboard. Thanks to everyone that made it out for another stop!
Profile: Noah Nagaro

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