La Kantera Pro 2017 – Getxo, Basque

Location: La Kantera. Playa Arrigunaga.
Getxo, Basque Country

Date: June 23rd-24th, 2017

This year’s event was not unlike previous years, except more cash for the winners, and the first Women’s division ever in the La Kantera “pool” and free beers courtesy of Volcom for photographers, riders and special guests. The overall atmosphere was great, big skating but no big attitudes, with some of the best bowl skaters in the world hanging out with media and fans at the bar on the hill til the wee hours of the morning, only to return to battle the next day. Sunny skies with a nice breeze was perfect weather for a two day skate party. For the video we collaborated with Sket from Thanks Skateboarding Magazine who put together this edit from the finals with a few other clips from the women’s and masters and semi finals. Thanks to everyone for everything… good times were had by all.


Thanks Skateboarding x Confusion magazine collab video
Edited by Alberto “Sket” Scattolin
Filmed by Sket. Additional footage J. Hay

Photography by J. Hay

CJ Collins. One foot ollie for the win.

CJ Collins. One foot ollie for the win. Photo: J. Hay

Jordan Thackeray. Front blunt

Jordan Thackeray. Front blunt

Jake Welch. No comply crailslide over the deathbox.

Jake Welch. No comply crailslide over the deathbox.

Kalle Berglind. Madonna

Kalle Berglind. Madonna

CJ Collins. Frontside nose blunt.

CJ Collins. Frontside nose blunt.

Jaime Mateu. Stalefish

Jaime Mateu. Stalefish

Sergio Cadena. One foot frontside air.

Sergio Cadena. One foot frontside air.

Jake "Poptart" Welch. Frontside air to disaster.

Jake “Poptart” Welch. Frontside air to disaster.

Robin Bolian. Slob fast plant.

Robin Bolian. Slob fast plant.

Jordan Thackeray. Frontside air

Jordan Thackeray. Frontside air

Enrique Giles going into a crail slide.

Enrique Giles going into a crail slide.

Jaime Mateu. Backside 360 judo.

Jaime Mateu. Backside 360 judo.

Jake Welsch. Nose grind.

Jake Welch. Nose grind.

Keith Baldassare. Body jar

Keith Baldassare. Body jar

Jaime Mateu. Crail one foot to disaster.

Jaime Mateu. Crail one foot to disaster.

Yankee. Frigid body jar.

Yankee. Frigid body jar.

Jaime Mateu. Crail air to disaster.

Jaime Mateu. Crail air to disaster.

Ivan Federico. Frigid body jar.

Ivan Federico. Frigid body jar.

Ivan Federico. Frontside tailsllide.

Ivan Federico. Frontside tailsllide.

Jaime Mateu. Lien disaster

Jaime Mateu. Lien disaster

CJ Collins. Boneless.

CJ Collins. Boneless.

Kalle Berglind.Stalefish

Kalle Berglind. Stalefish

Jordan Thackeray. Boosting a backside boneless.

Jordan Thackeray. Boosting a backside boneless.

Robin Bolian. Frontside air

Robin Bolian. Frontside air

Jaime Mateu. Slob fast plant.

Jaime Mateu. Slob fast plant.

Jordan and Sox

DJ Snaking Commando!

DJ Snaking Commando!

First time there has been a Womens event at La Kantera

Yndiara slob fast plant.

Yndiara slob fast plant for first place.

Chloé Bernard. Backside slash grind.

Chloé Bernard. Backside slash grind.

Catherine Marquis. Slob plant.

Catherine Marquis. Slob plant.

Yndiara frontside grind.

Yndiara frontside grind.

Iraia. Frontside air

Iraia. Frontside air

Paula Flores. Front rock

Paula Flores. Front rock

Yndiara crail grind.

Yndiara crail grind.

Masters

Nicky Guerrero. Invert

Nicky Guerrero. Invert

Txufillo. Feeble grind.

Txufillo. Feeble grind.

Pat Ngoho. Backside air

Pat Ngoho. Backside air

Txus. Frontside grind.

Txus. Frontside grind.

Txufillo. Invert.

Txufillo. Invert.

BEST TRICK CONTEST:

Enrique Giles. Backside nosegrind over the deathbox.

Enrique Giles. Backside nosegrind over the deathbox.

Danny Leon. Frontside nosegrind over the deathbox.

Danny Leon. Frontside nosegrind over the deathbox.

Marcel Cama. 540.

Aron Buzas. Front blunt in the death box for €1000 and winner of the Best Trick contest.

Aron Buzas. Front blunt in the death box for €1000 and winner of the Best Trick contest.

Additional photography by Ander Ormaetxea

Jaime Mateu. Backside judo 360.

Jaime Mateu. Backside judo 360.

CJ Collins redefining an ollie over the death box.

CJ Collins redefining an ollie over the death box.

Pat Ngoho. FSA in the Masters.

Diego Doural. Master blaster

Diego Doural. Master blaster

Robin Bolian. Crail air to tail.

Kalle Berglind. Stalefish

PRO FINALS

1. CJ Collins (USA)
2. Danny Leon (Spain)
3. Kalle Berglind (Sweden)
4. Robin Bolian (France)
5. Ivan Federico (Italy)
6. Jaime Mateu (Spain)
7. Jake Welch (USA)
8. Jordan Thackeray (England)
9. Ian Campbell (Basque)
10. Sox (Wales)
11. Simon Karlsson (Sweden)
12. Grant Taylor (USA)
13. Philip Eidenborg (Sweden)
14. George Poole (France)
15. Rune Glifberg (Denmark)
16. Yago Dominguez (Basque)

WOMEN

1. Yndiara Asp (Brasil)
2. Amelia Brodka (USA)
3. Chloé Bernard (France)
4. Paula Flores (Spain)
5. Catherine Marquis (Germany)
6. Iraia Escobar (Basque)
7. Idoia Casas (Basque)
8. Erica Caballero (Basque)

MASTERS

1. Nicky Guerrero (USA)
2. Pat Ngoho (USA)
3. Omar Hassan (USA)
4. Alain Goikoetxea (Basque)
5. Diego Doural (Basque)
6. Jorge Ladas Amarilla (Argentina)
7. Txufo (Basque)
8. Txus Dominguez (Basque)

BEST TRICK

Aaron Buzas (Sweden) – front blunt in the death box

For the THANKS SKATEBOARDING MAG report click here.

For last years’ CONFUSION REPORT of the La Kantera Pro 2016 click here.

Watch the full MENS PRO FINALS of La Kantera Pro 2017 here.

Watch the full WOMENS FINALS of La Kantera Pro 2017 here.

Watch the full MASTERS of La Kantera Pro 2017 here.

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