September 3rd. Mark that date on your calendar because Tony Hawk is coming to town. Birdhouse Skateboards, which is owned by celebrity skater Tony Hawk, will be making a tour stop to our very own Long Beach, NY. This event is a compliment to the even bigger show: The Quiksilver Pro.
For those you don’t want to deal with the traffic and parking this September, I suggest you make plans to leave town because this event will be huge. last I heard, event coordinators are expecting over 25,000 additional people filling up our tiny barrier island.
Check out the Promotional Video which has the following Screenshots: Birdhouse MIA to NYC 2011 Tour Promo. The full press release has been posted below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vista, CA (June 13, 2011) –Tony Hawk and his Birdhouse Skateboards team are kicking off the Quiksilver presents Birdhouse Skateboards MIAtoNYC Tour powered by Tech Deck on August 21st at the West Wind Skatepark in Miami, FL. This summer tradition gives fans a great opportunity to come out and see some of the best that skateboarding has to offer at each of the legendary skateparks and tour spots along the way. Each demo will showcase skatepark street skating, as well as spectacular halfpipe events in Virginia Beach and New York City.
This year’s line-up includes skateboarding legends Tony Hawk, Kevin Staab and Willy Santos, along with an amazing crew of Birdhouse team amateurs, including Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Riley Hawk, Shawn Hale, Clint Walker, David Loy, Shaun Gregoire and Elliot Sloan.
“I can’t wait to get back on tour with the Birdhouse crew,” said Tony Hawk of the tour. “We are like a family, but our daily gatherings are much more exciting to watch.”
In addition to Quiksilver and Tech Deck, tour sponsors include Staples, YoYo Factory and the truth® youth smoking prevention campaign. Tech Deck’s National Fingerboarding Championships will be held on tour September 3rd. Sponsors will be participating at tour stops with promotions, giveaways, entertainment and product demos.
2011 Tour Schedule
8/21 Miami, FL • West Wind Skatepark
8/22 Tampa, FL • Skatepark of Tampa
8/23 Jacksonville, FL • Kona Skatepark
8/25 Savannah, GA • Buckwalter Skatepark
8/27 Fayetteville, NC • Double Decker Skatepark
8/28 Virginia Beach, VA • Virginia Beach (East Coast Surfing Championships)
8/31 Washington, DC. • Frederick Skatepark
9/2 New York City, NY • TBA
9/3 Long Beach, Long Island, NY
About Birdhouse Skateboards
Birdhouse Skateboards was founded in 1992. Tony Hawk became sole owner of the company in 2009 and refocused Birdhouse’s image and branding to reflect its incredible team of riders. Birdhouse has been prominently featured in the Tony Hawk video game franchise since 1999 and has become an international iconic brand. The company distributes and licenses skateboards and skateboard accessories worldwide, with products designed to cover all ability levels. For more about Birdhouse Skateboards, go to www.birdhouseskateboards.com.
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