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The 2016 Freebord Rider Awards are right around the corner so make sure you’re there! This year is going to be a bit different, we are still shredding around the city as well as the bay area and partying hard all weekend. Come and attend the award ceremony in the screening room at the Variety Children’s Charity Center equipped with bar!

We can’t let you know all the details. What we can tell you is you don’t want to miss out!

When: Friday, October 14 –Saturday, October 16, 2016

Where: Freebord MFG: 455 Irwin St. Unit 104, San Francisco, CA 94107 (Google Map)

Lodging: Anyone and everyone is welcomed to stay @ Freebord MFG. Please bring your essential sleep items – pillow, sleeping bag, etc.

What to Expect: Great riding, great company, free food, free drinks, open bar, and epic times!

Under 18: Any persons under the age of 18 must fill out the release waiver signed by both the rider and guardian.

The Variety Preview Room and Event Space is a private movie theater, meeting space and lounge owned and operated by Variety Children’s Charity, a non-profit organization serving the needs of children throughout Northern California since 1947.  Proceeds gained from the Variety Preview Room fund Variety’s programs serving children challenged by physical and mental disabilities, poverty, abuse, and neglect.”



Freebord Tentative Itinerary

2016 FRA Weekend Schedule:

Friday, October 14th

2pm – 4pm: Early shred session.

4pm-5pm: make your way to the Freebord factory.

5pm – 7pm: Chow down at the factory bbq.

7pm-1am: Freebord factory party, beers, boarding, etc.

Saturday, October 15th

10am -11 am: Prep your setup and new gear purchases at Freebord factory.

11am – 5pm: San Francisco city Shred Session.

7pm – 12am: Rider awards at the theater.

12pm-2am: After party at Freebord Factory.

Sunday, October 16th

10-11am Clean up party!

Go home!

If you have any questions hit us up at 415-285-2637 or email

This year we are doing the Best Submitted Video a bit differently. Originally the BSV was just one contest, we thought it be a good idea to change it up a bit. Now we’ve split it into two categories. Category one is for the Hi-end submissions, this is for the pros, the guys with all the tools (DSLR, Interchangeable lenses, drone, crane, stabilizers, stedi-cam, etc). Category two is for the amateur Freebord video maker, the guys with a GoPro, Handycam or Cellphones.

Anything goes here folks! Pros and amateurs, bust out that cell phone, GoPro, drone, stabilizer, potatoes, WHATEVER! Super 8mm, SD, HD, 4K Show us what you got!

The Rules:  

– You may submit as many videos as you like but ALL submissions are due no later than Sunday, October 2nd @ 11:59pm PST!

** Sidenote: Only ONE of your videos can win!

– Video can be up to 2 min in length. They may be shorter, but please, not longer.

– All riders in the submitted videos must be wearing helmets.

– All entries must be uploaded online into Vimeo or YouTube and tagged appropriately as “Freebord BSV2016” – don’t forget to save a high-quality version on your own computer – we may request it for finalists!

– Along with uploading online, video links must be submitted  by October  2nd, 2016 @ 11:59 PST. Please include your name and contact information and a few details describing your video (this is important!).

We’ll Be The Judge Of That: 

– Freebord MFG will do the initial round of judging, narrowing down submissions to a top 10.

– Top ten finalists will be viewed from a panel of outside judges who will select a winner.

– All videos must be related to Freebord (DUH?).

Prizes will be announced soon!


Check out last year's winner - "Trippy Shit 2.0"

Things Our Lawyers Make Us Say:

By Entering This Contest, You Agree To Be Bound By The Following Terms And Conditions:

  1. All Entries Must Be Of Original Design And Personal Execution. Freebord Manufacturing Shall Not Be Responsible For Lost, Late, Mutilated, Misdirected Or Corrupted Files. Entries That Are Incomplete Are Not Eligible. Participants Agree To Be Bound By These Rules And All Decisions Are Final. Freebord Will Not Accept Late Submissions Due To Technical Difficulties, And Furthermore, Third Party Sites Are Not Responsible For Late Submissions Due To Technical Difficulties.
  2. All Entrants Release Freebord And Their Respective Affiliates, Subsidiaries, Directors, Officers, Employees, Agents And All Others Associated With The Development And Execution Of The Contest From Any And All Liability From Injury, Loss Or Damage Of Any Kind Resulting From Participation In This Promotion Or Acceptance Or Use Of The Prize.
  3. By Submitting A Video To This Contest, All Participants Transfer Automatically To FREEBORD, Who Accepts Full And Entire Rights To The Use Of The Video Submission. All Of The Results And Proceeds Of Your Entry Hereunder Shall Be Owned By Freebord Manufacturing. You Hereby Assign All Rights, Titles And Interest Therein To FREEBORD And Relinquish All Claims To Any Right, Title Or Interest Of Any Kind Associated With Your Submitted Video And Its Use By FREEBORD.



We’re now accepting nominations for 2016 Rookie of the Year and Standout of the Year. Think you’re good enough? Know someone who should be considered? Send us your submission to by 11:59pm on Friday, September 30th! Submissions should be raw, non-polished team-sub style, no longer than 2 minutes.

Rookie and Standout will be chosen on the basis of video submissions. Rider of the year is chosen from 2016 Pro Team members only. We’ll choose 3 nominees in each category and announce them in early Oct. The winners will be announced at the Freebord Rider Awards in San Francisco.

2016 Rookie of the Year: Best new rider who has come up on the scene in the past year/ year and a half.

2016 Standout of the Year: A non-team rider who has been riding for a while, but is turning some serious heads in the Freebord world this year.

2016 Rider of the Year: Team rider who best combines style, skill and a forward-thinking vision to feed progression in the sport of Freebording.

Here is some motivation from 2015, good luck!!

Rookie of the year

Standout of the year

Rider of the year