TRUCKEE, CA - The annual Birdhouse Summer Tour rolled into Truckee Wednesday afternoon. Skateboard legends like Tony Hawk, Kevin Staab and Willy Santos took to the halfpipe at the Woodward Tahoe campus at Boreal resort. It was the fourth stop on the tour.
“We started in LA and we’re making our way all the way up the coast to Vancouver,” Tony Hawk said. “It’s going pretty well, we’ve had good crowds at the skateparks and we’re happy to come to Tahoe because it’s a nice break from all the cities we’ve been to.”
This is the first time they’ve taken the tour to Woodward Tahoe.
“Every year we try to hit new places we haven’t hit before so this was one of the places on our radar,” pro skateboarder Kevin Staab said. “It’s awesome, it’s so great here and I just found out they’re going to be building some more pools and other stuff so as soon as that’s done we’ll be back up here again.”
Woodward Tahoe Marketing Director Jon Slaughter says bringing the tour here is a great way to showcase what Woodward Tahoe has to offer.
“We’re doing summer camp for skiers and snowboarders, plus skaters, BMX, digital media and cheerleading,” Slaughter said. “It’s a really fun atmosphere and then starting August 17th this building and everything we have here opens to the public.”
Fans of all ages came to see some of the best skateboarders in the world.
“We’re here for the fans and to give a good demonstration but also to inspire the younger generation,” Hawk said. “It’s just fun because people generally don’t get to see things like this live, they mostly get to see them on television and it’s not nearly as impressive.”
The tour heads to Oregon and Washington and finishes up in Vancouver.
“Thanks to everyone for coming out, thanks for the support,” Hawk said. “We’re happy to be here and we’re honored you came to see us. My message is do what you love. We’re living examples that you can do what you love and make it your life and be happy in the process.”