The first annual Bay Jam went down in Oakland, CA on October 12, 2109 as part of the 12th annual Life is Living Festival hosted by Youth Speaks at Town Park Skatepark at Lil Bobby Hutton (Defremery) Park. The day kicked off with a massive skate clinic for all ages, abilities, and genders, lead by volunteers and staff alike. Following folks learning how to kick and push, was the showcase, a non-competitive opportunity for skaters to show off their tricks without judges or strict rules. The contest came next, featuring 5 heats of rippers who absolutely annihilated the ‘crete. Although this was the more serious division of the day it was truly all about community and friendship, as Una Farrar and Ashley Rehfeld both boosted the bump to bar after time had expired in their jam. In the end, the fast and free style of Dayana Young helped her clench the victory, backed up by Aster Arkin and Poppy Starr Olsen, respectively. Thanks to everyone for coming to the event! All photos by Norma Ibarra.
The Welcome Party at 510 Skate Shop in Berkeley had a solid turnout.
Kristen Ebeling & Shari White with The Skate Witches Issue #13. Hitting shops now!
DJ Aileen With It
Stylish layback from Lara
Poppy Starr Olsen with a smith
Pop shuv it the gap by Una Farrar
Bay local Dayana with an FSO over the channel
Bump to bar battle for the make
Epic day. Thanks to everyone who came out to the event – Looking forward to next year!
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