Posts tagged “Danny Fuenzalida

SPoT On | Danny Fuenzalida

In this episode of SPoT On, the Skatepark of Tampa crew made a trip down to Miami for a contest at Grand Central Park, Miami’s DIY skatepark. While they were there they caught up with resident pro Danny Fuenzalida, one of the dedicated people responsible for making the park a reality.


Franks for Nothing | Orlando

The latest installment of Franks For Nothing features Chris Blake, Aaron Austin, and Danny Fuenzalida putting in a full day of skating in the streets of downtown Orlando.


Grand Central Park | iPhone Edit by Matt Roy

Miami-based photographer Matt Roy filmed some clips with his iPhone at Grand Central Park in downtown Miami recently. Featuring Rene Perez, Danny Fuenzalida, Abe Bethel, Will Gomez, AJ Petit, Mike Mancini & Jesse Vilamor.


Bones Bearings | A Week in Miami with Danny Fuenzalida

Bones Bearings spent a week with Think Skateboards pro and MIA Skateshop team rider Danny Fuenzalida skating Miami.


MIA X Coral Morphologic

MIA Skate Shop and Coral Morphologic are psyched to announce the release of a series of skateboard decks featuring the photography of three different fluorescent corals that call Miami their home. The collaboration is a logical extension of Coral Morphologic’s view of Miami as the Coral City. A city whose cement buildings are metaphorical monuments to the fossilized remains of an ancient coral reef that once ran through it. Skaters will now be able to skate through a city of coral (recycled as concrete) on boards that reflect its bio-geologic past, present, and future. Miami, a city where vertebrate and invertebrate life-forms are forever bonded through calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate skeletons that were once enveloped with fluorescent coral tissue now form the foundation for a neon metropolis that mirrors its coral reefs. A metropolis with an Atlantean destiny, where corals will one day recolonize the streets and buildings as their own.

– Coral Morphologic (May, 2013)

Featuring: Lazaro Reyes, Joel Meinholz, Deion’dre De Veaux, Tristan Trout, John Baragwanath, Rafael Lynch, Ed Selego, Paul DeOliveira, Koki Loaiza & Danny Fuenzalida


Intro | Grand Central Park D.I.Y. – Miami

Sometimes you just have to Do It Yourself…just like they are doing in Miami. Take a look at the “Introduction” video about Miami’s Grand Central Park DIY spot. Quit bitching, get organized, and make it happen. Make sure to check out all of the other videos and subscribe to DIYMIAMI‘s channel while you are there.


Miami Grand Central Park | Homie Edit

Check out this killer little edit of some of the MIA Skateshop crew and friends skating Grand Central Park. Grand Central is a new D.I.Y. project in downtown Miami that has been growing by the day thanks to some generous donations and the hard work of the local skateboarders. Featuring: Johnathan Alvarado, Ariel Alvarado, Rafael Lynch, Lazaro Reyes, Danny Fuenzalida, Jon Baragwanath, Manny Benitez, and more…


MIA Skateshop Skates Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark

MIA Skateshop Skates Bradenton Riverwalk Skatepark features: Danny Fuenzalida, Rene Perez, Rafael Lynch, Deion’dre De Veaux, John Baragwanath, Lazaro Reyes, and a guest appearance by TJ Sparks.

Filmed & Edited by: DJ Brethauer.


GX1000 FOR MIA

The most recent installment of SLAP Magazine’s infamous GX1000 series finds the crew in the streets of Miami. GX1000 FOR MIA features: Al Davis, Richie Zuczek, Danny Renaud, Yonnie Cruz, Jose Velez, Chris Blake, Jimmy Lannon, Christian Lizendo, Ben Gore, Jake Johnson and Danny Fuenzalida.


“Clash of the Crews” 2013 @ SPoT

Here is footage of the 2013 Clash of the Crews Presented by Vans @ SPoT. Teams from all over Florida and beyond competed for the fame and ($1,000) fortune. In the end, the Graffiti Skate Zone team from Palm Bay, Florida took home 1st place. The final results and some photos can be found here.


MIA Skateshop | “Heavenly” Pack Release Edit

MIA Skateshop has a killer little edit for the release of their “Heavenly” Pack featuring team riders: Danny Fuenzalida, Ed Selego, Rene Perez, John Baragwanath, and Rafael Lynch.


Bones Bearings | Florida Trip

Check out this edit of the Bones Bearings team on a recent trip through Florida.


Map Masquerade Tour: Florida

The final leg of Slap Magazine’s Map Masquerade Tour takes the crew through Florida. Alex Davis, Max Van Arnem, Dylan Perry, Chris Jata, Jereme Knibbs, James Coleman, Yonnie Cruz, Richie Zuczek, Kevrick Evans, Danny Fuenzalida, Mikey Perez, Nick Panza, Mark Suciu and Jake Johnson skate some of the most creative and unique spots you’ve ever seen.

Filmed & Edited by Ryan Garshell.


SPoT Life Episode 6 | 24 Hours in Miami

SPoT Life Episode 6 from the RIDE Channel finds Ryan Clements and Justin Ryan in Miami for a little business with DC Shoes. Of course, they manage to squeeze in a little skating with Joel Meinholz, Ed Selego, and Danny Fuenzalida while they are there.


MIA’s “Clash of the Crews” Roadtrip

MIA Skateshop put together a sick little edit of their road-trip to Tampa for the Clash of the Crews at SPoT last month. Looks like they managed to fit in a killer session at P(A)yne Skatepark in Sarasota as well. Check it…

Filmed and Edited by Mikey Bueso.


Weekends With Rosa – Miami Edition

Paradise Wheel Company’s latest Weekends With Rosa finds Mike Rosa and crew skating the streets of Miami.


Destroy Miami | Winter 2011

Heated MIA TF session featuring: Danny Fuenzalida, Abe Bethel, Paul DeOliveira, Rene Perez, Matt Roy and more.

Filmed and Edited by Richard Quintero.


Lowcard Mag’s “Miami Report”

Lowcard Mag sent Tadashi down to Miami to check in with those dudes down there. Click on the image below to view the photos and peep the Couch Session with resident pro Danny Fuenzalida.


Mind’s Eye: Matt Roy

     When I called Matt a few nights ago to interview him for this Mind’s Eye piece, I had a list of questions that I was prepared to ask him. Most of the questions were pretty standard, but I figured that they would be good starting points that would lead to questions that I hadn’t thought of. Anyway, when Matt answered the phone, he told me that he had just put his daughter down to sleep and that he would have to be somewhat quiet. This immediately led into an organic conversation that lasted over 30 minutes, which, after I hung up the phone, I realized I had never asked him a single one of those questions. So, that being said, I will give you some background information on Matt and cover some of what we talked about. In the end though, as is the sign of any passionate and talented artist, I will let Matt’s work speak for itself.

     Matt Roy is a snow skier from New Hampshire, snow skiing he says was his first true love. When Matt was a kid he wanted to make ski movies, so he mounted an old VHS video camera to his helmet…you know, the ones that weigh like 25 lbs!  Obviously Matt knew from day one that you have to do what you have to do to get the shot. When Matt was about 8 or 9 he discovered skateboarding, he skated until he was about 15 and quit. It was also in this period of time that Matt picked up his mom’s Pentax K-1000 for the first time and started shooting photos of his friends. Unfortunately, all the film from that era is missing, which seems to be something that happens to all of us at one point in our lives.

     Anyway, fast forward several years, Matt leaves the northeast for the tropical climate of Miami, where he eventually begins working as a personal trainer. Matt is still a full-time personal trainer, which he is also very passionate about. But about 5 years ago Matt started wakeboarding and also went in to MIA Skateshop and bought a new setup to start skateboarding again. I guess not being able to snow ski as much as he wanted to was starting to get to him.

    Apparently the wakeboarding and skateboarding also sparked Matt’s photographic fire. He bought a 20D and started taking it wakeboarding to shoot photos for trade on getting pulled behind the boat, and he also started taking it to the old MIA Skate Park (R.I.P.) to shoot. Eventually, Matt started hanging out with and shooting photos of Abe Bethel and Rene Perez at the park, which led to countless hours of watching online tutorials, experimenting, and a ton of trial and error…photography was consuming him.

     As you can see from the photos below, all that time and passion has translated into some amazing photography. Matt’s skateboarding photography has been featured in Focus Skate Mag, Lowcard Mag, and FTK Mag (snagged the cover shot in the most recent issue). Matt says that he doesn’t want to make a career of photography (for now at least), he is focused on training, being a dad, and juggling a busy schedule, although he said that he is getting more and more phone calls to go shoot all the time. This also allows him to focus on shooting subject matter that he is comfortable with.

     Matt shoots and skates with the MIA Skateshop team and other Miami locals on a regular basis, which keeps him involved in skateboarding. Make sure to key your eyes peeled, lots of good things to come. In the meantime, enjoy this gallery of photos, all of which really epitomize the Miami skateboarding scene. – Nicks

Check out all of Matt’s work at Matt Roy Photography

All Photographs © Matt Roy Photography

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Danny Fuenzalida in SF

Think Skateboards Pro and MIA Skateshop team rider Danny Fuenzalida has been out taking care of business in San Francisco for the last few weeks. In between shooting a tv show for ESPN Latin America, and doing a bunch of skating, Danny also found time to sit down with Adam Salo of ESPN Action Sports for some “Face Time” . After you have checked out the “Face Time” Interview, take a look at the video that Strange Bird Distribution put together of even more of the shredding that Danny has done since being in SF.

http://vimeo.com/25100182


Miami D.I.Y.

Here is a smooth little clip of Think Skateboards Pro and MIA Skateshop rider, Danny Fuenzalida, shredding a nice little D.I.Y spot in Miami. Filmed and Edited by Mikey Bueso.


Video Review: “Welcome to MIA”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, after missing both of the premiers at The Bricks recently, I finally managed to see Josh Stewart’s latest film “Welcome to MIA”. It was no surprise to me that the film is an instant classic and is already a must have for every skateboarders’ collection. But, with the Cigar City, Rising, the Static series, F.O.R.E and Friends (filmed only), and Adio’s One Step Beyond in his repertoire, I have come to expect nothing less than raw brilliance from Stewart.

Josh Stewart is originally from Tampa and with videos such as the aforementioned Cigar City, Rising, and the Static series, he helped put Tampa on the skateboarding map. So, when longtime friends and MIA Skateshop co-owners Ed Selego and Chris Williams wanted to do a shop video and finally put Miami in its long deserved spot on the skateboarding map, Josh Stewart was definitely their guy. Stewart was in the middle of filming for Static IV (Yep, Static IV), but spent the majority of the last two years completing “Welcome to MIA”.

“Welcome to MIA” gets started with a full part from “Mr. Miami” himself, Joel Meinholz. I was so stoked to see a full length part from Joel, footage of him is so hard to come by. Joel’s skating is sick and his style is unique and refreshing! Ed Selego, Forrest Kirby, Danny Fuenzalida, Paul DeOliveira, Ben Gore, and Brian DeLatorre all came through with super-good full parts also. I hadn’t really seen a whole lot of footage of Brian DeLatorre before “Welcome to MIA”, and let me just say that, his skating blew my mind! Super-Fast, Super-Smooth…keep your eye on this dude…he killed it! “Welcome to MIA” also features montages of footage from guys like Jahmal Williams, Cody Lucas, Luis Perez, Rene Perez, Chris Williams, and the rest of the MIA family and friends network!

The skating is as raw and real and diverse as the lineup of skaters. The spots are also refreshing and new, with just the right amount of crustiness we are used to here in Florida. The top-notch, signature filming technique that has become Josh Stewart’s own, coupled with the creative soundtrack, puts the final touches on another masterpiece. Well done!

Pick up a copy of “Welcome to MIA” through Josh Stewart’s brainchild Theories of Atlantis or MIA Skateshop…it will be the best $12.95 you ever spend.

In the meantime, check out the trailer: