Friday, July 1, 2016

Capitola Classic Video

If the repave wouldn't it be awesome to have another Capitola Classic.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Capitola Classics second Street Style event 1985

Capitola Classic Street Style's second event in 1985 Tommy Guerrero wins.
Cover of Christian Hosoi jumping over the car. Huge crowds and good for the local businesses.

Thrasher article

August 31, 1985 Capitola Street Style Classic Results
1 Tommy Guerrero
2 Christian Hosoi
3 Mark Gonzales
4 Steve Caballero
5 Steve Olson
6 John Kopp
7 Keith Meek
8 Rob Roskopp

Capitola Classic Streetstyle event 1984

The first year for the Street Style event.
Steve Caballero won.

Capitola Street Style Classic Results

1 Steve Caballero
2 Tommy Guerrero (AM)
3 Steve Olson
4 Bill Ruff
5 Christian Hosoi (AM)
6 Garry Davis
7 Joe Arabia (AM)
8 Micke Alba
9 Keith Meek
10 Craig Johnson

Capitola Classic Thrasher Article November 1982

Capitola Classic 1982

Capitola Classic Thrasher Article October 1981

Thrasher Capitola Classic article
Some past articles about the races in Capitola.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Capitola Classic pushed back until Spring 2012

Sorry we had to push back again. We are all too busy and my main help Marcus Rietema President-International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA) has a new baby coming and the downhill events are filling up in 2 hours with 170 riders. The interest and sport is growing which is a good thing but we can't do it all so this has to wait. Working on this new Official Guide for 2012

Here is last years 2011 IGSA Guide

Check: Silverfishlongboarding and This is Push Culture

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Capitola Classic 2011?

Working on it, the dates we are planning are the first week before or after US National Championships, San Dimas, California USA, October 8-9, 2011. The weekend dates October 15 & 16 most likely it will be a one day event on Sunday the 16 th. The pavement is not great but so many people have asked about it and I've wanted to revive it for decades. Will keep you posted. Permit process first with Capitola. I am working on it with Marcus Rietema president and founder of the IGSA. He's got the no how I have the drive.

IGSA on Facebook
International Gravity Sports Association (IGSA)

The Capitola Classic was a skateboarding event that received international attention and brought lots of excitement and energy to the Capitola village back in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The Capitola Classic was well known in skating circles for its annual downhill race, which was a head-to-head speed competition that drew top names in the sport, many local as well as international, including Santa Cruz, California local John Hutson, who held the world speed record for skateboarding at 53.45 mph and dominated the event each year.