Posts Tagged ‘Orange County California’


When you have a growing and innovative sport like freebording, gather up all the best riders in the sport and take them on a trip, epic times are to be had.

Arnaud de Bluze (green shirt) leads with Bently Anderson (blue shirt) Tom Macfarlane (black shirt) Tyler Murgo (grey shirt) Nicolas Gaillard (blue sweatshirt)

Traveling south through L.A and finding a great hill with fresh wet slurry on it was fustrating. It was time for the team to head farther south to Orange County.

Arnaud de Bluze (left) and Arnaud Blin (right) shredding down Summit

After finding some of the best hills in Southern California it was not long before the cops came to tell us to leave. They told us about a ban on hills in the city and gave us a pamphlet showing all the banned hills.

The cops came to try to stop all our fun telling us about the roads being banned

Thinking we had won after finding a hill that wasn’t on the list the Dethbox (Freebord van) crashed into a parked Mustang.

The Dethbox eats up a Mustang

It was time to move on to other hills. Heading down south to a popular road in San Clemente everyone got some shredding in without being hassled.

From right to left. Corey Lucero followed by Bently Anderson and Richie Verost shredding Talega

The trip wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the skate park. The shreddage and elbow/hip/ass carnage was exhilerating to watch.

Richie Verost steezing out a method grab at San Clemente skate park

Nicolas Gaillard does a 360 at San Clemente skatepark

After another day of shredding the team was headed back up north.

Arnaud de Bluze takes the best right hand turn Modjeska Canyon has to offer

Epic hills, cops, car crash, more cops, shredding, getting yelled at by the locals, camping, more shredding, road rash, swell bows, skate parks, and more shredding. Wouldn’t be a Freebord trip without all of this.


The Irvine Downhill & Garage Riders (IDGR informally named by Spencer Adams) is a group of local Orange County skaters. We love to skate hills throughout Orange County. Heres a video of a day and a night of skating.

Riders: Chris Culliney, Bryce Gerard, Lee Eisler, Spencer Adams, Alli Adams

Edit By: Lee Eisler

Music By: http://www.danosongs.com


Over 500,000 surf fans and beach goers stormed the “Surf City” this weekend to attend the first day of the U.S. Open of Surfing which goes on until Aug. 8.  With a record amount of prize money on the line, world-class surfers carved and aired out off as many waves during each heat with hopes of besting their rivals in the overall points race.   Check back later this week for updated ranks and a coverage of the skate and BMX contests.

Video: Lee Eisler

Photos: Joseph Espiritu