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As the 2011 pro contest season comes to a close, Transworld has produced a “Judgment Day” segment interviewing Nyjah Huston among many others, for their insight on the current state of the contests.
On September 24th 2011, Element and Beachworks joined forces to present the ELEMENT EQUINOX FESTIVAL. Set in Element’s own Orange County backyard, the festival included an amateur contest, team demo, team signing and a bevy of booths to keep attendees psyched. Two amateur contests were held: thirteen and under and fourteen plus. A total of $1,000 was awarded to the winners, $700 of which made its way into the back pocket of 14+ winner Edgar Barrera.
In addition, a free trip to Element / Ymca Skate Camp was awarded to the winner of the thirteen and under contest, Vinny Villani.
As impressive as the 14+ contest and demo were, the young kids contest really brought the stoke. Seeing the young’uns with decks as big them go for glory brought smiles to the faces of even the most jaded among us.
While not watching the skate action, attendees tie-dyed t-shirts, got henna tattoos, played skateboard wheel plinko to win free Element gear and checked out an array of animals on display from Inside the Outdoors.
For more photos from the event, visit our Flickr page.
The Skateboard Mag posted a web feature documenting Nyjah’s late nights, makes and slams while compiling footage for his RISE AND SHINE part. If you’ve seen any of the trailers, you know it’s destined to be a part for the ages. Click HERE to see more. Go get ‘em, Nyjah.
Nyjah Huston and Element formed a relationship when Nyjah was only 7-years old. Then, a twig on the Element tree, Nyjah grew into his own… In 2011 Nyjah 3-peat’d at Street League, and won X-Games gold, but he’s out now to prove his talents where their matter most; in the streets.
Element presents “RISE & SHINE” – The Nyjah Huston video, available on iTunes worldwide on 11.11.11.