La Kantera book release

Thursday 17th, December 2015,  La Kantera book was finally released! Two and a half years of work and boom! One day the dream ends and reality takes over. 350 pages (plus) of  raw, local, Basque skateboarding, all of it printed in a deluxe edition. And yes, we said no to energy drinks companies who wanted to sponsor the book, or the party. They didn’t exist when La Kantera was built… and if you ask me, they don’t exist now!

This book was funded by the generous support of Converse and created by selfless donation of photographs, writings and graphic material from lots of people… so many, I can’t thank ’em all here.

The party was awesome with a thermonuclear skate session that was started by one of La Kantera’s most admired and respected living legends, yeah, Guillermo “Kuko” Almagia! It was truly a joy to see the very first pioneers and photographers hanging out casually with the new local talents, all united by our common love of skateboarding and the inherent experience of freedom that comes with it.

If you want a copy you can get it here:
www.lakanterabook.bigcartel.com

Stay true, skate fast, do exclusively what you love!

Fernando Elvira


video / edit: J. Hay

Photos: Jaime Marcos and J. Hay

Alex Mosterin. Layback tailslide. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Alex Mosterin. Layback tailslide. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Alain Goikoetxea. FSA. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Alain Goikoetxea. FSA. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Marcelo. Back smith. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Marcelo. Back smith. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Kuko. Corner carve on the pool coping. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Kuko. Corner carve on the pool coping. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Kako. Crail slide. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Kako. Crail slide. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Jon Rosa. Backside nose blunt. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Jon Rosa Velasco. Backside nose blunt. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Guillermo "Kuko" Almagia. Layback tailblock. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Guillermo “Kuko” Almagia. Layback tailblock. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Fernando Elvira. Layback slash grind. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Fernando Elvira. Layback slash grind. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Fernando Elvira. Backside layback tail. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Fernando Elvira. Backside layback tail. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Fernando Elvira. Hurricane grind on the ledge. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Fernando Elvira. Hurricane grind on the ledge. Photo: Jaime Marcos

Sergio Cadenas. Nose bone. Photo: J. Hay

Sergio Cadenas. Nose bone. Photo: J. Hay

Alain Goikoetxea. Frontside air. Photo: J. Hay

Alain Goikoetxea. Frontside air. Photo: J. Hay

Kako. Slob plant. Photo: J. Hay

Kako. Slob plant. Photo: J. Hay

Cosme. Lien to tail. Photo: J. Hay (poached slave flash from Jaime Marcos, my flashes were out of batteries)

Cosme. Lien to tail. Photo: J. Hay (poached slave flash from Jaime Marcos)

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Jon Rosa Velasco. Backside disaster. Photo: J. Hay

Jon Rosa Velasco. Backside disaster. Photo: J. Hay

Alain Goikoetxea. Backside air. Photo: J. Hay

Alain Goikoetxea. Backside air. Photo: J. Hay

Kali. Tailblock.

Kali. Tailblock.

Sergio Cadenas. Frontside air. Photo: J. Hay

Sergio Cadenas. Frontside air. Photo: J. Hay

Fernado Elvira and Cosme with some doubles action. Photos: J. Hay

Fernado Elvira and Cosme with some doubles action. Photos: J. Hay

Alain Goikoetxea. Switch layback. Photo: J. Hay

Alain Goikoetxea. Switch layback tailslide. Photo: J. Hay

La Kantera overview. Photo: J. Hay

La Kantera overview.
Photo: J. Hay

Txus Dominguez and son Yago. Photo: J. Hay

Txus Dominguez and son Yago. Photo: J. Hay

La Kantera book photo show at Iluna bar.

La Kantera book photo show at Iluna bar.

La Kantera book photo show at Iluna bar.

La Kantera book photo show at Iluna bar.

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Koko, Borja Casas and Rigo checking out the book.

Koko, Borja Casas and Rigo checking out the book.

Kako and Jon Rosa

Kako and Jon Rosa

Jaime Ruiz, Juan Gomez and Shai

Jaime Ruiz, Juan Gomez and Shai. Photo: J. Hay

Txus checking out the La Kantera book photo show at Iluna bar.

Txus checking out the La Kantera book photo show at Iluna bar.

Fernando Elvira, Lute, and Gorka "guantez" stoked on the La Kantera Book release! To many histories... Photo: Jaime Marcos

Fernando Elvira, Lute, and Gorka “guantez” stoked on the La Kantera Book release! To many histories… Photo: Jaime Marcos

La Kantera Book release session group shot by Jaime Marcos

La Kantera Book release session group shot by Jaime Marcos

Txus and Javier Javier Mendizabal

Txus and Javier Mendizabal

Fernando Elvira and friend in front of the Iluna bar where the book release took place, on the hill above La Kantera

Fernando Elvira and Rouco in front of the Iluna bar where the book release took place, on the hill above La Kantera

To buy the book or more info go here: www.lakanterabook.bigcartel.com

La Kantera: 1987-2015

La Kantera: 1987-2015

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