Van Doren Invitational Huntington Beach Women's and Shop Battle

Today the Women's division at Van Doren Invitational went down where Lizzie Armanto's shred lead the female pack. The Shop Battle wrapped up over the weekend, too. I've got some results and photos from both right here.

Van Doren Invitational Huntington Beach Women's and Shop Battle

Posted by Rob Meronek 6 years ago on July 3rd, 2014

Today the Women's division at Van Doren Invitational went down where Lizzie Armanto's shred lead the female pack. The Shop Battle wrapped up over the weekend, too. I've got some results and photos from both right here below Transworld's video coverage of the Women's event.

Photography

Ed Templeton and Deanna in Huntington Beach

One of the first locals we ran into was the Templeton's. Matching Leica's with Ed and Deanna are documenting the HB scene daily.

Ed Templeton Photo
Ed Templeton
Early Morning at Huntington Beach

I'm up way early and Huntington Beach is looking haunted with a thick fog in the air.

The Scene at Huntington Beach

The scene just a few hours later after the fog.

Sugar Shack on Huntington Beach

Mandatory food photo at the local breakfast hot spot.

Security Meeting on Huntington Beach

That definitely looks like a security meeting.

The Boardr Logo with Corpo America

Well it's sure interesting seeing The Boardr logo mixed in with those.

Adult 420 on the Beach

Everyday at 4:20, it's grinding time. Coffee gets made at our office in the sand for Clements' fix.

Artwork in the Van Doren Invitational Bowl

The artwork in the bowl is looking super good.

Alex Brunelle One Foot Tail Grab Van Doren Invitational

Alex Brunelle was the stand out in the Shop Battle today.

Alex Brunelle Photo
Alex Brunelle
Anthony Acosta at Van Doren Invitational

Photographer Anthony Acosta has your pro snaps and much better imagery than you'll find here in my photos.

Anthony Acosta Photo
Anthony Acosta
Chris Gregson Seat Belt at Van Doren Invitational

I'm a little early on the snap for Chris Gregson's seat belt through the corner.

Chris Gregson Photo
Chris Gregson
Announcers at Van Doren Invitational

Ryan Clements and Vern Laird are on the airwaves at this one.

Vern Laird Photo
Vern Laird
CJ Collins at Van Doren Invitational

How can you be 10 and have a frontside ollie in the deep end looking so tight like this? Just saw CJ Collins skate for the first time in the Shop Battle today. Never expected to be hyped on a little kid in the bowl!

CJ Collins Photo
CJ Collins
DJ AK at Van Doren Invitational

DJ AK is responsible for the Metallica and Slayer.

Adam Kearley Photo
Adam Kearley
Packed Stands at Van Doren Invitational

The stands are packed!

Elijah's Brother Evan Berle at Van Doren Invitational

Elijah's brother Evan is out here ripping and kicking a foot off.

Evan Berle Photo
Evan Berle
Oscar Navarro at Van Doren Invitational

Oscar Navarro's got a slob dog pisser to get Val Surf into 1st.

Oscar Navarro Photo
Oscar Navarro
Chris Gregson FS Alley Oop at Van Doren Invitational

Chris Gregson - frontside alleyoop tail grab over the hip.

Chris Gregson Photo
Chris Gregson
Collision at Van Doren Invitational

Careful in there, even with just three people, there can be crashes.

Jason Thurtle Photo
Jason Thurtle
Dylan Witkin at Van Doren Invitational

Dylan Witkin's nosegrind through the corner was good ender to the Jam.

Dylan Witkin Photo
Dylan Witkin
Alex Brunelle Smith at Van Doren Invitational

Alex Brunelle's smith grind could just as easily be on a wave back there.

Alex Brunelle Photo
Alex Brunelle
Alex Brunelle Bigspin Disaster at Van Doren Invitational

Alex Brunelle - big spin disaster with that late shuv style.

Alex Brunelle Photo
Alex Brunelle
Alex Brunelle Transfer at Van Doren Invitational

Alex fought hard to re-do this frontside grind transfer to get it cleaner and ended up making it on point right at the end of the Jam.

Alex Brunelle Photo
Alex Brunelle
Chase Webb FSNG at Van Doren Invitational

Chase Webb has it in the streets and the bowl and combines both skillsets here.

Chase Webb Photo
Chase Webb
Chris Gregson FS Flip at Van Doren Invitational

Chris Gregson - frontside flip to tail.

Chris Gregson Photo
Chris Gregson
Jim Gray Jim Jam at Van Doren Invitational

Jim Gray's patented move is the Jim Jam as seen here. What you don't see here is the proper wristband to be skating. Jim's in his 50's and still pulling sneak attacks on security like that.

Jim Gray Photo
Jim Gray
Alex Brunelle Battle at Van Doren Invitational

Alex Brunelle after his transfer battle. He ended up getting $1,000 for the highest score of the day in the Shop Battle.

Alex Brunelle Photo
Alex Brunelle
Val Surf Wins Shop Battle at Van Doren Invitational

Congrats to Val Surf for winning the Shop Battle.

Chris Russell Frontside Air Van Doren Invitational

Chris is in the main event getting some practice in today.

Chris Russell Photo
Chris Russell
Christian Hosoi Backside Ollie at Van Doren Invitational

It was a pleasure seeing Christian Hosoi during practice, especially floating these effortless backside ollies.

Christian Hosoi Photo
Christian Hosoi
Julz Lynn Invert at Van Doren Invitational

Julz Lynn skated the first jam in the Qualifiers and qualified first, setting the ripping tone of the whole Women's event.

Julie Kindstrand Photo
Julie Kindstrand
Lizzie Armanto at Van Doren Invitational

Lizzie Armanto with a lien to tail on the wall.

Lizzie Armanto Photo
Lizzie Armanto
Julz Lynn at Van Doren Invitational

Julz has a frontside ollie on the wall.

Julie Kindstrand Photo
Julie Kindstrand
Dave Duncan at Van Doren Invitational

Open practice had a nice mix of skateboarders with people like Dave Duncan being out there slashing.

Dave Duncan Photo
Dave Duncan
Allysha Bergado at Van Doren Invitational

This was the first time I've seen Allysha Bergado skate. You can tell her and Lizzie push each other. They're both killing it out there. Allysha made the cut to the Finals and ended up in 4th.

Allysha Le Photo
Allysha Le
Christian and Kids at Van Doren Invitational

Christian checks in with the family.

Christian Hosoi Photo
Christian Hosoi
Jake Anderson at Van Doren Invitational

Jake, brother of Manderson, snuck in there to get some practice shred.

Jake Anderson Photo
Jake Anderson
Lizzie Armanto Backside Air at Van Doren Invitational

Lizzie's got a proper looking backside air.

Lizzie Armanto Photo
Lizzie Armanto
Lizzie Armanto Feeble Fakie at Van Doren Invitational

I think this feeble to fakie in the deep end around the corner sealed it for her in the Finals. Congrats, Lizzie!

Lizzie Armanto Photo
Lizzie Armanto
Allysha Bergado Stale Fish at Van Doren Invitational

We're building a mini-ramp at The Boardr HQ next week and I'm going to start doing stale fish ollies again. I hope they look good like Allysha's here.

Allysha Le Photo
Allysha Le
Women's Winners at Van Doren Invitational

Check the Results Page for full results.

Lizzie Armanto Photo
Lizzie Armanto
Skateboard Shoe Industry at Van Doren Invitational

Don Brown and Justin Regan in a heated discussion about skateboard footwear.

Don Brown Photo
Don Brown
Nora Vasconcellos and Daniel Vargas at Van Doren Invitational

The skateboard couple of the weekend is Nora and Daniel, both skating Van Doren and ripping, both riding for Welcome Skateboards.

Nora Vasconcellos Photo
Nora Vasconcellos
Pink Helmet Posse at Van Doren Invitational

OMG cute overdose from the Pink Helmet Posse who snuck in a practice session early one morning.

Porpe and Rollergirl at Van Doren Invitational

This sketchy rollergirl gave us all a good headache begging to get in on eight wheels day after day. Porpe is about to pull all his hair out here as he tries to convince her to go away.

Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo
Jorge Angel aka Porpe
Jason Rothmeyer and Mike Burnett at Van Doren Invitational

Judges Jason Rothmeyer and Brian Howard with Thrasher photo snapper Mike Burnett.

Jason Rothmeyer Photo
Jason Rothmeyer
Vern Laird and Jimmy DC at Van Doren Invitational

Vern and Jimmy, super Team Managers in the sketchy skateboard industry.

Vern Laird Photo
Vern Laird
Collin Kennedy at Van Doren Invitational

Collin's got an OG deck from an old video of his.

Lizzie R2D2 Suit at Van Doren Invitational

Lizzie won the Contest in a damn R2D2 suit. I had to fan out with a selfie as a fellow Star Wars fan. My R2D2 shirt is a perverted version of Ed Templeton's doing, though.

Lizzie Armanto Photo
Lizzie Armanto

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