TransWorld SKATEboarding announced the nominees for the 11th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards today. The winners will be named during a live event on June 12, 2009 at Avalon Hollywood.
The TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards honor skateboardingâ€™s top riders, presenting eight awards to professional skateboarders in the categories of Best Rookie, Best Street Skater, Best Transition Skater, Best Team, Best Video, Best Video Part, TWS Readersâ€™ Choice, and the TWS Legend Award. The award winners are determined by polling more than 150 professional skateboarders worldwide with thousands of TransWorld SKATEboardingâ€™s readers voting for the winner of the TWS Readersâ€™ Choice Award. This yearâ€™s TWS Legend Award will be presented to one of skateboardingâ€™s finest vert skaters, Christian Hosoi. Previous winners of this prestigious award have included Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, and Mark Gonzales.
In addition to the awards, TransWorld SKATEboarding is pleased to host the world premiere of its 21st video, Right Foot Forward, the newest film by Jon Holland and Chris Ray, featuring Corey Duffel, Joey Brezinski, Kellen James, Matt Beach, and Bobby Worrest.
Eric Stricker, Editor of TransWorld SKATEboarding says, â€œThe TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards are not only the biggest and best awards show in skateboardingâ€”where the pros are the ones deciding who was best for the yearâ€”but itâ€™s the official kickoff to the summer. And probably your only chance to see Skin Phillips onstage.â€
The official nominees for the 11th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards presented by Adio are:
Anthony Van Engelen
And Now, TransWorld
Mind Field, Alien Workshop
Ride The Sky, Fallen Footwear
BEST VIDEO PART
David Gravette, And Now
Jake Johnson, Mind Field
Anthony Van Engelen, Mind Field
TWS READERSâ€™ CHOICE
The 11th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards is proud to be presented by Adio, associated with sponsors: Osiris, New Era, Kicker, Quiksilver, and Red Bull. For more information on TransWorld SKATEboarding and the TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards, please visit skateboarding.com.