Helsinki Helride 2019

Helsinki Helride is an annual skateboarding event that goes down each summer in Helsinki, Finland. Monster Energy are big supporters of the event and they invited Session to go along for the wild ride this year. 3 epic days of heavy skateboarding and a host of parties were on the agenda, basically it was one big skateboarding festival with skateboarders from around the world in attendance.

South African Monster Energy connection Dlamini Dlamini flew over from the USA, where he spends a lot of his time these days. He absolutely killed it on day 2, the highlight being his amazing nollie backside flip that caused the whole massive crowd to erupt! Day 2 ripping from Dlamini on our instagram – here!

Yann Horowitz was the other South African who killed it all week. Yann is currently on a 2 month tour of Europe and he certainly didn’t go unnoticed anywhere! He had the crowd getting hyped at almost every spot. Whether it was crusty banks in the streets or the big transition at the incredible Suvilahti DIY spot on day 3, Yann skated it all! Day 1 ripping from Yann on our instagram – here!

South African photographer Sam Clark is a seasoned Helride attendee, with this event being his 7th trip to the Finnish capital. Sam was behind the lens every day, and a few of his photos are spread amongst the selection in the gallery below.

Huge thanks to everyone at Monster Energy for making the trip so good!

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Kevin Baekkel 50-50

Dlamini Dlamini – Frontside Flip / Photo – Sam Clark

Dlamini Dlamini – Switch heelflip / Photo – Sam Clark

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Phil Zwijsen is injured, so he took up filming duties.

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Dlamini Dlamini – Feeling the hype! / Photo – Sam Clark

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Dlamini Dlamini – Nollie heelflip to fakie.

Yann Horowitz – Frontside ollie / Photo – Sam Clark

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Gabriel Fortunato – Frontside Shove-it / Photo – Sam Clark

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Dlamini Dlamini – The nollie backside flip down 12 that shut down central Helsinki.

Yann Horowitz – Tailslide / Photo – Sam Clark

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Gabriel Fortunato – Gap ollie

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Sam Beckett – Invert.

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Kevin Baekkel – Frontside pivot.

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Dario Mattarollo – Backside nosegrind.

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Sam Beckett – Backside nosepick

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Dario Mattarollo – Noseblunt over the rainbow.

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Stavros Razis – Getting creative on the streets / Photo – Sam Clark

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Dario Mattarollo – Gap to lipslide / Photo – Sam Clark

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Yann Horowitz – Backside disaster / Photo – Sam Clark

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Kevin Baekkel – Up the transition and down the window.