NOOBeginnings

Bombora NOOBeginnings is here!! This summer we've decided to focus on expanding our community by introducing new people to skating as well as our local scene thats filled with amazing characters. Over the last few years we have noticed a decline in attendance at most major events and we realized one massive contributing factor, most of the events that were being held didn't exactly attract new riders. Although we have so many wicked local events, most were being held for people who were already a part of the community that already had a basic knowledge of how to skate. 

For years Bombora Brotherhood member Luis Bustamante had been talking about hosting NOOB sessions and this was the perfect time to kickstart it. So, the plan was set in motion and we opened the floodgates to our community! We took a different approach to how we attacked these events. This year we've teamed up with established groups of skaters in their local areas across Southern Ontario to reach into their community and pull a whack load of new people into the scene. 

We kicked NOOBeginnings off by hosting two sessions this month, both with tremendous turnouts! Lets take a look at some of the great media captured by both us and the community.

NOOBeginnings Session #1

Our first event was with the HBFC crew in Hamilton. They run a monthly push along the harbour with decent turn outs. We were approached by Meghan Guevarra, a local leader of the HBFC crew, asking us if we wanted to play host to one of her cruises. We jumped at the opportunity and decided it was the perfect event to kick off NOOBeginnings. Here are some of the highlights.

 NOOBeginnings was the most highest attended HBFC event ever! Photo - Meghan Guevarra

NOOBeginnings was the most highest attended HBFC event ever! Photo - Meghan Guevarra

 We cant believe how many young kids showed up! Its was amazing that they were all shredding.   Photo - Meghan Guevarra

We cant believe how many young kids showed up! Its was amazing that they were all shredding.   Photo - Meghan Guevarra

 Old traditions never die! Photo - Meghan Guevarra 

Old traditions never die! Photo - Meghan Guevarra 

 Skater Snakes! Photo - Meghan Guevarra

Skater Snakes! Photo - Meghan Guevarra

 Skater Kitties! Photo - Meghan Guevarra

Skater Kitties! Photo - Meghan Guevarra

 Brady Brown doin' a little break dancing. Photo - Sierra Paterson

Brady Brown doin' a little break dancing. Photo - Sierra Paterson

 Hang him buy his BOOTS!! (He passed out...for real). Photo - Rob DeFreitas

Hang him buy his BOOTS!! (He passed out...for real). Photo - Rob DeFreitas

 Winner winner, chicken dinner!!! this man walked away with a brand new  BOMBORA BALISONG.  Photo - Rob DeFreitas

Winner winner, chicken dinner!!! this man walked away with a brand new BOMBORA BALISONG. Photo - Rob DeFreitas

Make sure to follow the HBFC Facebook group to keep in the loop of all their shenanigans. They host a mellow push every month in Hamilton.

NOOBEGINNINGS SESSION #2

For our second instalment of NOOBeginnings we teamed up with THE ADVENTURE CLUB and the SKATE INVADERS to host a ultra noob session for people who have never even stepped on a board. All the other sponsors stepped up their game for this event too ! LONGBOARD HAVEN provided some of their talented riders to act as teachers, BEAN AND BAKER provided crucial water and treats and ZERO FUCKS BOLT COMPANY was running the grill all day. Such an amazing turnout! So many new faces!!!

 The NOOBeginnings family! Smiles from ear to ear on every person!! Photo - Jon Nuss

The NOOBeginnings family! Smiles from ear to ear on every person!! Photo - Jon Nuss

 Early birds gettin the worms! Photo - Rob DeFreitas

Early birds gettin the worms! Photo - Rob DeFreitas

 Jonathan Chan is the graphic designer behind the new Balisong and he's damn good Hippy jumper too! Photo - Jon Nuss

Jonathan Chan is the graphic designer behind the new Balisong and he's damn good Hippy jumper too! Photo - Jon Nuss

 Love! Photo - Jon Nuss

Love! Photo - Jon Nuss

 Love!! Photo - Jon Nuss

Love!! Photo - Jon Nuss

 Riders meeting from across the pond. Photo - Jon Nuss

Riders meeting from across the pond. Photo - Jon Nuss

 Another winner of a brand new  BOMBORA BALISONG.  photo - Jon Nuss

Another winner of a brand new BOMBORA BALISONG. photo - Jon Nuss

  Bean and Baker's  famous malt shake and strawberry rhubarb pie for the post shred cool down! Photo - Rob DeFreitas 

Bean and Baker's famous malt shake and strawberry rhubarb pie for the post shred cool down! Photo - Rob DeFreitas 

We are so stoked at the response we received from the first two NOOBeginnings sessions! So much stoke!! Our third instalment of NOOBeginnings will be taking place August 21 in Toronto. We will be hosting the Super Mellow Beach Cruise and we expect a massive showing!!!!!