July 12, 2014 was the first annual Ballard Skate Festi-Bowl at the Ballard Commons Skate Park. As a new addition to the 40 year old SeafoodFest, the event drew skaters from all over the city and rallied a huge and supportive crowd throughout the evening. I’m stoked to have been a part of the committee to bring this event to the city and want to give a huge thanks to the guys that really drove this from start to finish: Legh Burns of Re-Soul, Marshall Reid of All Together Skate Park, Steve & Laurie Brown of Brownwork, Greg Shaw of Second Ascent, Randy Brinker of Sweet Mickeys, and the Ballard Chamber of Commerce for having us onboard for the SeafoodFest. It was a killer day all around. The weather was perfect and the attendance of the Festi-Bowl and overall festival was immense. Ballard was crawling with people all day and the food variety was perfect for any appetite. The Other Coast Cafe and Li’l Woody’s sponsored sandwiches for the competitors, QFC provided the much needed refreshments, and a ludicrous amount of cash, swag and prizes were given by so many great sponsors. Of course, there was no way the day would’ve been complete without the rockin’ show from The Not-Its! followed by C89.5 FM kicking the beats throughout the evening. Results:
- First Place Womens: Sally Roepke
- First Place Mens: Payton Moriarty
- Second Place: Griffin Chase
- 3rd Place: Andy Hopgood
- Best Trick On Tombstone: Payton Moriarty – Backside Boneless
- Highest Air: Griffin Chase
HUGE round of thanks goes to the additional sponsors that brought the event to life and provided the swag and cash prizes: Evo, Etnies, Alive & Well, Death Lens, Volcom, Brixton, KR3W, Supra, Grindline, Dragon, Mob Grip, OJ’s, Sausage Skateboards, Altamont, Black Market Skates, Vol 4, Deathwish, Emerica, 35th North, Plan B, Skate Like a Girl, The Foundry, Amigos, Shake Junt – See you next year!