Volcom has uploaded their La Kantera Invitational 2018 Recap in both photo and video form to the web, so you can witness the madness that went down at the long serving Basque Country skatepark when a crew of rippers from across the globe descends on the town.
Press play for Jordyn Barratt, Sox, George Poole, Jordan Thackeray, Alex Hallford, Nicky Guerrero, Rune Glifberg, Sam Beckett, Jaime Mateu, Vincent Matheron and more ripping up the pool, then scroll further for a press release and selection of photos from the weekend.
"The legendary pool of Algorta got shredded into pieces by an international field of skateboarders, and besides a few injuries and a destroyed pool ladder, the action didn’t stop. Congratulations to Jordyn Barratt (USA) who took top honors in Women division, Nicky Guerrero (Denmark) for winning the Masters division and to Vincent Matheron (France) for his first place in the Pro/Am division.
On top of all the action we also celebrated Alain Goikoetxea’s 20 years with Volcom in his hometown, surprising him with a giant Volcom Stone cake and an Eagletone guitar customized by his sister and artist Naiara. The warm up day (Friday) ended with a giant Barbecue at the beach on the evening, and with the local psychedelic band Purple Vellocet playing at Sunset. With the beers flowing, the party peaked with Pizza Knife taking over the stage with a killer punk show.
It was all about good vibes on the contest day (Saturday), the public coming in numbers as the day advanced to watch the action in the grandstand around the pool or in the grass fields surrounding playa Arrigunaga. The action continued after the prize ceremony with Woody Woodcutters and FAVX playing a live free show under a stunning sunset. Then it was time to crack more cold ones down the beach for the annual Sanjuanada celebrating the longest day of the year with fires everywhere.
Thanks to Euskaltel, the city of Getxo, Confusion magazine, Thanks Skateboarding, @guretxoskatepark, Eagletone guitars, Alain Goikoetxea, Javier Mendizabal and Etienne Pinon for judging, Naiara Goikoetxea for this year artwork drawing and the custom Eagletone Guitars trophies, Don Grego and Edu for MCing, DJ Judas for the good tunes, Daniel Pelow and his webcast crew, Marc Churchill and Dani Lozano for hosting the webcast, Vincent Coupeau and Borja from the skate club for the photos, Jeremy and Alex for the video and everyone else who made this event a success!
Check out @volcomskate and #lakanterainvitational for more insights."