Oceanside Contest 1978Location: Oceanside, California USA

About the Event

Taking place on a sunny California weekend, the event, organised by Gordon and Smith, American Cycle Systems and the I.S.A, welcomed around 10,000 spectators. The prize purse for the event was $10,000 in total, with 32 male and 7 female riders. An amateur contest also took place here the previous week, with winners performing in an exhibition before the pro contest. Bill ‘Dr Skateboard’ Robertson competed in this amateur event, taking 6th place

Results (Men’s Freestyle)

1. Doug Salidino
2. Matt Barden
3. Steve Cathey
4. Steve Day
5. Dan Ewell

Results (Women’s Freestyle)

1. Ellen Berryman
2. Robin Logan
3. Julie Cheng
4. Ellen Oneil
5. Kathie Bowmeister

360 Spin Results

Richie Carrasco – 47 Spins
Dan Ewell – 40 Spins
Chris Larson – 40 Spints

Best Team Award

Gordon and Smith team


Write Up on Independent Freestyle website
Bill “Dr Skateboard” Robertson’s contest results
Brief Write Up on Concrete Lunch website
Article and Results in Skateboard World Magazine


Photos and Results found on Concrete Lunch website
Event flyer on Facebook