TWS Skateboarding Announces Skate Award Nominees


Hosted by Brian Schaefer
& Pat Duffy

Winners To Be Announced On June 15, 2010 In Hollywood, CA

Carlsbad, CA – May 21, 2010 – TransWorld SKATEboarding, the world's largest and most respected skateboard magazine for over 25 years, announces the nominees for the 12th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards. The winners will be named during a live event on June 15, 2010 at Avalon in Hollywood, California.

The TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards honor skateboarding'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 Readers' Choice, and the TWS Legend Award. The award winners are determined by polling more than 150 professional skateboarders worldwide, with thousands of TransWorld SKATEboarding's readers voting for the winner of the TWS Readers' Choice Award. This year's TWS Legend Award will be presented to one of skateboarding's most widely influential skaters, Matt Hensley. Previous winners of this prestigious award include Christian Hosoi, Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, and Mark Gonzales.

Directly following the awards, TransWorld SKATEboarding is pleased to host the world premiere of its 22nd video, Hallelujah, the newest film by Jon Holland and Chris Ray, featuring Ryan Decenzo, Pete Eldridge, Taylor Bingaman, Tyler Bledsoe, and Torey Pudwill.

The official nominees for the 12th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards are:


Grant Taylor

Brandon Westgate

Luan Oliveira



Zoo York



Zered Bassett – State Of Mind

Grant Taylor – Debacle

Bob Burnquist – Extremely Sorry


Chris Cole

Dennis Busenitz

Zered Bassett


Bob Burnquist

Grant Taylor

Jake Brown


Extremely Sorry

State Of Mind

Sk8mafia Am Video


Chris Cole

Lizard King

Sean Malto


Matt Hensley

"Once again the pros have spoken, the votes have been tallied, and on June 15 the very best of the past year in skateboarding will finally be revealed; not to mention we'll be honoring Matt Hensley with the Legend Award and premiering our 22nd video, Hallelujah. It's another memorable year for TWS." —Ben Kelly, Editor, TransWorld SKATEboarding.

The 12th Annual TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards is proud to be associated with the following sponsors: Ball Park, New Era, and Red Bull. For more information on TransWorld SKATEboarding and the TransWorld SKATEboarding Awards, please visit

About TransWorld SKATEboarding

Transworld SKATEboarding has been the largest, most respected skateboarding magazine in the world for over 25 years. Delivering the most innovative photography and cutting-edge editorial, TransWorld SKATEboarding offers its audience an inside look at skate culture through news, product reviews, and in-depth profiles of the world's top skateboarders, in print, Web, video, and events. You can find TransWorld SKATEboarding online at TransWorld SKATEboarding is published by TransWorld Media, the world's leading action-sports media company.

TransWorld is a division of the Bonnier Corporation. Bonnier Corporation ( is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.