Industry News 1/2/2014

EVENT: The World's Best Skateboarders to Attend the TransWorld Skateboarding Awards on January 7th

The World's Best Skateboarders to Attend the TransWorld Skateboarding Awards on January 7th in Long Beach, Calif. at the Agenda Show
Press Release from GrindMedia

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 2, 2014 - Since its inception, the TransWorldSKATEboarding Awards have become the premier, go-to annual event for the skateboarding industry. Now in its 16th year, the TransWorldSKATEboarding Awards will officially recognize and honor the year's top skaters and video as voted on by the TWS editorial staff.

Thousands of TWS readers also had the chance to vote online to determine the winner of the only award in the industry picked solely by skateboarding fans themselves, ”the TWS Readers' Choice Award.”

In addition, TWS will be presenting the Eric Stricker Memorial Award, in memory of the late Eric Stricker, former editor of TransWorldSKATEboarding, and the TWS Legend Award, recognizing deserving recipients who have dedicated their hearts and souls to skateboarding.

All winners will be announced and awarded with their trophies during the invite-only live event on January 7, 2014 in Long Beach, California during the Agenda trade show. Following the awards there will be an exclusive trailer for the next TWS video #26 coming Summer 2014.

The official nominees for this year's awards are (in alphabetical order):

Best Rookie
- Brad Cromer
- Evan Smith
- Jon Dickson
- Julian Davidson
- Mark Suciu

Best Team
- Cliche
- Deathwish
- Element
- Habitat
- Zero

- Bon Voyage
- Chronicles 2
- Cold War
- Deathwish
- Made

TWS Readers' Choice
- Brandon Westgate
- Chris Cole
- Evan Smith
- IshodWair
- Mark Suciu
- Silas Baxter-Neal
- Wes Kremer

Best Video Part
- IshodWair - Chronicles 2
- Tommy Sandoval - Cold War
- Jon Dickson - Deathwish
- Brandon Westgate - Made
- Silas Baxter-Neal - Perpetual Motion

For more information about the 16th Annual TransWorldSKATEboarding Awards, click HERE and follow Twitter and Instagram feeds at @TransWorldSKATE (#TWSAWARDS). Special thanks to our sponsors: Agenda, Red Bull, GoPro, New Era, and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Entry to awards show granted with Agenda trade show wristband. Working media invited to attend; complete a credential request at

About TransWorldSKATEboarding
TransWorldSKATEboardinghas been the largest, most respected skateboarding media outlet in the world for more than 30 years. Known widely by its mantra, skate & create, and delivering the most innovative photography, cutting-edge editorial, and top-notch videos, TransWorldSKATEboarding offers its audience an inside look at the skateboarding culture through its magazines, videos, events, and website. TransWorldSKATEboarding is published by GrindMedia, the world's leading action sports media company.TransWorldSKATEboarding can be found online at .

About GrindMedia
Source Interlink Media's GrindMedia is the world's largest action/adventure/outdoor media company, with 29 leading media assets featuring brands such as, SURFER, SURFING, TransWorldSKATEboarding, Bike, POWDER, TransWorld Motocross, Snowboarder, Canoe & Kayak and more. GrindMedia reaches more than 40 million engaged consumers every month through its print, online, mobile, TV/video and events. Delivering significant reach across both action sports enthusiast and various in-market consumer audiences, GrindMedia also produces more than 40 leading events and webcasts such as Surfer Poll Awards, TransWorldSKATEboarding Awards, Powder Video Awards, Lowers Pro and EnduroCross. GrindMedia is also the exclusive action and adventure sports content provider for Yahoo! Sports. To learn more, visit