Summer of Death is a skateboarding concert series produced by SLUG Mag. First held in Salt Lake City in 2000, Summer of Death has helped cultivate the talent of locals in the skateboard community including Holland Reed, Tyson Bowerbank, Oliver Buchannan, Lil’ Brandon, Lizard King and many other Utah favorites.
Photo gallery for this years 17th Annual Summer of Death Skate Contest Presented By Half and Half Skate Shop and Monster Energy. … read more
SLUG’s sixth incarnation of the Summer of Death: Roughside Presented by Monster series took place over the past weekend. Roughside is a travelling contest that has mainly centered in the downtown Salt Lake area in the past. … read more
The 16th annual SLUG Summer of Death kicked off the first contest of the year at Banzai Skatepark in Lindon, Utah, on June 20 2015. Banzai offers a unique wood bowl feature to the Northern Utah skate landscape, and it was definitely tested by the rippe … read more
Skate decks echoed the sound of claps as they were thumped by contestants and spectators alike, after watching Parley Southworth, 24, complete his winning trick—a truck driver disaster from a waist-high ledge into the bowl. This was the Summer of Death Presented By Monster: Bowl Jam at Banzai, SLUG’s 16th Annual Skate Competition Series in Lindon on Saturday, June 20. … read more
SLUG’s Summer of Death skate contests have been a skateway drug for countless Utah skaters for 15 years. This summer’s second and final installment of Summer of Death, Roughside of the TRAX, took place on Sept. 13, and made use of some sweet spots along Salt Lake’s TRAX lines. … read more
The Summer of Death skate series wrapped up this past weekend with SLUG’s annual Roughside of the TRAX contest. Using TRAX as our transportation and the city as our skate park, the contest is unique, with new spots and features each year. … read more
SLUG’s Summer of Death contests have served as a springboard for countless Utah skaters. This summer’s first installment of SLUG’s 15th annual Summer of Death series took place at Ogden’s Crossroads Skatepark on Go Skateboarding Day on June 21. Split pants and busted shoes abounded, as the contestants in the amateur and open divisions vied for First Place. Lucky Stables and Austin Ramirez won the amateur and open, respectively. After First, Second and Third place titles were awarded, local band Sunchaser played their signature multi-layered dirge while people kept ripping through the park. … read more