This is a dream come true! Music has always been a big part of my life.
Gnarlytown will be in San Pedro, CA on Saturday June 22nd.
Passes will go on sale this Friday, March 22nd at 10am PST, at gnarlytown.com.
Hope to see you there!
For the past few years I’ve been giving away a bunch of stuff from all my sponsors during the holidays.
A few weeks ago I did another Holiday Hookup.
Here are the winners:
Thunder Trucks box: Paul Saiki and James Mastalerz.
“James just got back on the board after a torn meniscus.”
Bones Bearings box: Jose Chong and Tiffany.
“She is going through a tough transition right now trying to find a home and we shred to help her anxiety and not have to turn to other stuff. I think this would be mad motivational for her if we win.”
Plan B box: Anthony Schmarge and Sofia.
“She’s my little sister and my best friend, and I want her to start skateboarding just like me. She loves watching me skate, plying skateboarding video games and watching a bunch of skate clips. So what better way to start her off by getting her hooked up with a Plan B deck?!”
Spitfire wheels box: Brandon Le and Brad.
“This is actually my brother. I started skateboarding with him 8-9 years ago and he is my favorite person to skate with.”
Stance socks box: Kenneth Schmidgall and David.
““He works hard to get by and I’m a full-time student at 31 and can’t really afford gifts for him like I used to and I’d love for him to get something rad to show him I still love my little bro and Im always thinking about him even though I live 2000 miles away.”
Kershaw knives box: Tim Shepard and Jeff.
“Because I was disabled in a motorcycle wreck 30 years ago and he has been there for me through the good as well as the bad times.”
GoPro box: Amy Hellman and Chris.
“Chris is not only my best friend but my fiance. Chris loves skating even though he isn’t the best he still enjoys it so he has something fun to do with his friends. He also loves cars and dreams of filming his passion and making memories. He’s never had a GoPro but has always talked about how much he would enjoy having one to be able to film the things he loves to do like skating and working on his car. He wants a way to capture the activities and moments that he really enjoys. This way he can share it with our friends and loved ones . He works so hard between going to school, working, and being in the Army reserves. He deserves something he’d really be surprised to get. This past year has really been hard on us. Lot’s of changes good and bad going on and keeping ourselves positive through it all. He deserves something nice to keep his spirits up. End this year off with a nice surprise and start the new year feeling good. I want him to see that good things come no matter how hard life gets.”
Grizzly Griptape box: Ceasar Torres and Jeremy.
“Jeremy is more than a friend he is my son. I would like to hook him up because it’s been a rough year for the both of us and I feel he deserves to start 2018 on a positive note.”
Cult crew BMX bike: Rob Darden and Jeremiah Shinn
“He is going under the knife Jan 3rd to have his ACL repaired. I would love to hook him up with some new bike and get him stoked to ride again. Cheers!”
Thanks to everyone that has signed up!
Hope you all have an amazing 2018.
Live rad, don’t be lame.
A few weeks ago I mounted my GoPro Hero 5 with the Karma Grip stabilizer on my son’s board. Figured I would try to film some clips with it in my backyard skatepark.
Just like last year I am blown away by the number of entries, and by a lot of the stories from everyone. Stoked to read people are down to hook up a friend that could use something nice, but mostly just a positive “I got your back” message from a close friend. Almost 5,000 people signed up for the Holiday Hookup, and picking winners was not an easy task. Thank you to everyone that signed up!
Without further ado, here are the winners:
Joe Lamar and Tyler Keyton from Baltimore, MA.
You’ll both get 6 pairs of socks.
Kevin Magee and Mikale Erhart from Belgrade, MT.
You’ll both get 2 sets of Bones Swiss bearings.
Josh Chivers and Ellie Ford from Southampton, England.
You both get 5 sheets of my signature griptape.
Jon Henkel and Steven Maune from Saint Clair, MI.
You’ll both get a set of the Team Hollows trucks.
Josh Robinson and Ross Haynes from Lehi, UT.
You both will get two pairs of shoes, a sweatshirt, and 3 shirts.
Michael Esqueda and Christopher Rodriguez from South Gate, CA.
You’ll both get one of my pro boards.
Angel Matta and Jenifer Matta from Downey, CA.
You’ll both get the 1776 link utility knife.
Kurtis Bray and James Dexter from Carmarthenshire, Wales.
You’ll both get some nice Reign items, including the limited DC X Reign t-shirt.
Alexander Thomas and Curtis Henry from Shady Spring, WV.
You’ll both get a set of the new Formula Four Radial Slims.
Announced soon who will get a brand new complete BMX bike.
Kory Hogan and Jason Stripling from Summerville, SC.
You guys get a HERO 5 camera and a 3-way handle.
Please check your email if your name is on the list.
You have until Friday January 13th to claim your prizes.
Special thanks to all my sponsors for hooking up all the prizes.
Live rad, don’t be lame. -Chris Cole.
In case you don’t follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, I’m running another Holiday Hookup this year. My sponsors are helping me give out some rad products to someone who deserve it. All you have to do is tell me who you think should get a nice (extra) gift this holiday season. Just go to the giveaway page, pick a brand, and tell me about your friend who could use a nice gift this year.
Looking forward to reading some of your stories. Enjoy the holidays and, as always, thank you for the support.
I’m flying to Munich, Germany today to skate the Street League contest on Saturday, July 2nd.
If you can’t attend the contest you can watch it live on streetleague.com. It starts at 1.30pm ET. If you live in the United States you can watch the finals on Fox Sports 1.
If you’re in Germany this weekend and don’t have tickets, follow me on Instagram to see how you can win tickets. (@ChrisCobraCole)
Hey everyone, let me start of by saying thanks again to everyone that signed up for the Holiday Hookup and wanting to take care of a close friend. It’s been rad to read all the entries from everyone. Almost 5,000 people signed up so it took me a little while to pick the winners. If it was up to me I would have picked all of them, but I had to narrow it down to 13 winners. On Wednesday I’ll pick and announce the grand prize winner, who gets a box of goods from all of my sponsors. You can still sign up for that on the giveaway page.
But enough typing for now, here are the winners of the 2015 Holiday Hookup. Hope everyone has a great 2016!
Grand Prize winner – Trent Gonzales & Tommy Galyon. You guys won a box of products from all my sponsors.
“Tommy Galyon is THE greatest guy I’ve ever known. He’s been through a lot. Tommy is the most kind hearted, loving, and deserving person I know. Since the very first day I met him he has been nothing but a wonderful friend to me, he would give you the shirt off his back if that’s all he had. Tommy is the reason I’m still alive, he’s the reason I’m even skateboarding right now. Tommy saved my life, the least I can do is sign his name to win some cool stuff. Friends like Tommy may only come once in a lifetime. He’s been there for me everyday, every minute, any situation. I really could go on for a few hours telling you all the reasons I would give the world to Tommy. He is the glue holding his own family together. He deserves this. I’m gonna stop here cuz this could go on forever.”
1. DC Shoes – Kaleb Abebe & Kenny Nicholas
“Kenny has been a bit down on his luck, before he was to go to training (Air Force Guard) he found out a member of his family was terminally ill, I can’t be with him to help him out but maybe this would bring a smile to his face.”
2. Monster Energy – Andres Plascencia & Kimberly Briones**
“My friend Kimberly is the rarest person I know. She digs everything an ideal bro would. She stays up wicked hours studying and for college stuff. She would love a few trays of Monster!”
3. GoPro – Manuel Rodriguez & Shayne Carlson
“I want to hook my friend Shayne because he works hard to teach outdoor education to 6th graders and this summer he will be doing a 2nd skate trip, raising money for veterans. He’s planning to do San Diego up north to Washington. I believe he deserves it. “
4. Plan B skateboards – Nolan Villemaire & Bruno
“I want to hook up my friend Bruno because me and him used to skate every day and motivate each other, until he broke his legs in a bad car accident. He is on the road to recovery and I want to give him something to bring that spark back, and motivate him to get out skating again.”
5. Thunder trucks – Omar Aburto & Gavin
“I want to help my friend Gavin cause his mom recently passes away and he’s living with his grandparents. He has a messed up board and trucks and I want to at least give him some brand new trucks because his bushing keeps falling off. I don’t have any money to get him trucks and I’m hoping you can help. Gavin has been through a lot and I’m pretty sure this will make him happy!! ”
6. Spitfire wheels – Kevin Maier & Juneau
“My friend is actually my 8 year old son, who just started skating this fall. He’s progressing fast, and was really inspired by the scene from The Motivation where Chris describes the curb where it all began. He’s got a set-up we scored at a garage sale this summer, but he’d love a new one. New wheels will be a great start.”
7. Bones bearings – Joshua Rainbolt & Ryan Moran
“Ryan is a really good person. We skate together and our kids skate together. Lots of fun. He also donates his time to local skatepark project that are not well funded but trying to get off the ground.”
8. Grizzly griptape – Bob Greene & Cole Thomas
“My good friend Cole is a good dude that I go to church with. He has been teaching my 7 year old son how to skate.”
9. Diamond Supply Co. – Erin Podpeskar & Zachery
“I want to hook Zach up as a thank you for helping my dad around the house and with yard work while I was away at college. He lives and breathes skateboarding and loves Diamond Supply Co. It’s his favorite brand for sure and he loves to watch all the guys who skate for Diamond.”
10. Stance socks – Bailey Sutton & Joey Schultz
“I want to hook my friend Joey up because my mom recently passed away and he’s been there for me with everything and I want to bless him and hopefully surprise him with winning this giveaway.”
11. Electric – Joshua Holmes & Justin
“He just got diagnosed with MS and has been pretty down about it.”
12. Kershaw – Seth Cheatham & Joe Eddings
“Joe is going to the military soon and I want to send him off with a goodbye give. He is going to be a Marine. He will be a combat electrician and after boot camp he goes straight off to Afghanistan.”
13. Cult – Matthew Leach & Jeremy Bethel
“Jeremy moved to North Carolina from Florida a few years back. He used to ride all the time but not so much anymore. He was hyped from the get go on Cult and still is. He doesn’t have too much time because he works a lot and I don’t think he has too many people to ride with. He’s been a bit bummed since he moved and I feel like this would bring back the hype!”
14. Reign Skate Shop – Ryan Kirkwood & Jake Kirkwood
“We love Reign Skate Shop and skateboarding. Both of us are just getting started and want to get better and get stuff to help us. The guys at Reign are awesome and helped me pick out my first real board. I’m getting better at skating went to my first skate park not ready for that yet but I will be back when it reopens in the spring.”
If you are one of the winners check your email and reply to the one we just sent out.
**Will have to confirm that you are 16 years or older.
We are ending the Holiday Hookup with Kershaw Knives. No knives this time, but they put together a nice little package so let me know which of your friends would be hyped to get some stuff. Go to the giveaway page to sign up. If you get picked you’ll get some stuff too.
Winners are announced tomorrow afternoon, Monday January 4th. The grand prize winner is announced on Wednesday January 6th.
Hope everyone had a great holiday! Thanks to everyone that signed up to take care of a close friend, it’s been rad to read all the stories from everyone. Back on the grind tomorrow!