On Saturday, May 17th, the 2nd Annual Harold Hunter Day was held in NYC. All week leading up to the event the weather report wasn’t looking too promising as cool temps and showers were forecasted. However, Harold himself must have been smiling down on us because Saturday turned out to be a beauty with temps in the mid-70’s and nothing but sunshine.
500+ skaters and spectators swarmed the Manhattan Bridge Skatepark in Chinatown from Noon-6pm for a positive day of shredding in memory of Harold. Plenty of big names showed up including Chad Muska, The Gonz, Jeremy Henderson, Aaron Suski, Vinny Raffa, Steve Rodriguez, Luis Tolentino, Brandon Westgate, Anthony Shetler, Jahmal Williams, Billy Rohan, Rodney Torres, Kevin Taylor, Vinny Ponte, Todd Jordan, Robert Lopez-Mont, Jeff Pang, and many more. And to keep the crowds jumpin’, New York’s finest, Pete Rock, crushed it on the tables as he served up classic jam after classic jam for hours.
When the skate session began to wind down, a massive product toss was held and the crowd definitely got hooked up Harold-style with dozens of decks, tees, wheels, DVD’s, stickers, hats, and sneakers. A huge thanks goes out to all the companies that kicked down product and lent their support including the Harold Hunter Foundation, Rock Star Bearings, SHUT, 5boro, New Era, The ZY Institute, Hopps, Official, Instant Winner, UXA, Verte, Acapulco Gold, Billy’s Nuts, Savage, Off Bowery, Everything Must Go, Frank 151, DQM, Rival, Supreme, Autumn, KCDC, Anything, Red Bull, Function Drinks, and Camp Woodward.
Photos by Sean Cronan, Kimou Meyer, and Seamus Deegan.
Manhattan Bridge Skatepark – Chinatown, NYC
Torres, Westgate & Shetler Skatin’ for the H
RB Umali in the House
Todd Jordan & Harif
Reda & Nardelli
The Suski Clan
Deegs & Mr. C
Rodney Torres & Aaron Suski
Shetler & Westgate
Robert Lopez-Mont Frontside Flip Monster
Matt Miller Gettin’ His Shred On
Backside Flip by Anthony Shetler
Autographs for the Fans
Watchin’ the Jam
Billy Rohan Nose What’s Up
Ron Hunter with HH Day II Commemorative Deck
RB Documenting All the Action Like Always
NY’s Finest, Pete Rock
Pete Rock Gettin’ the Crowd Fired Up
Mad Product, Yo!
Put Your Hands in the Air for Free Gear
Everyone Left with Something Thanks to the Sponsors!
Meet the Press
Jay, KT & Man’s Best Friend
Eli Reed & Vinny Ponte
DQM & Pang
Corporan, Ponte & Raffa
Ortiz, Shetler, Westgate & Lorena
ZY Team Van