Satellite Board Shop does America proud with the 11th Annual 4th of July Campout

Words by Oscar Ladd
Photos by Tucker Brumley

In an effort to celebrate Independence Day, Satellite Board Shop gathered in the mountains of Colorado for its 11th Annual Campout with plenty of guns, motorcycles, and good times for all. In the midst of the festivities were youngsters, pro skaters, friends and family as they enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the vast Rockies.

Grills were smoking with burgers and hot dogs to feed the crew as Chet Childress, skater for Nike SB, took a dip into the frigid rocky mountain water. Despite the ban on fireworks, the plethora of guns easily made up for the chaos and armed us incase of an apocalypse. Some showed off their marksmen skills as others learned to shoot a gun for the first time, all with a grin on their face at the end of the rounds. Rock on 2nd Amendment!

As the sun made its way below the Rockies, people gathered around the lantern (fire ban was in full effect) to tell stories of their adventures and play a little guitar to sing along to the classics, ’till the night was silent.

JG Mazzotta and Raul Pinto, co-owners of Satellite, started this tradition when their business was first founded to suit all the local shredders and skaters. In the past eleven years, Satellite has developed into one of the top board shops in the country as they have done collaborations with Coal, Burton and Analog to name a few.

This immediate success stems from the support of local riders who look up to the Satellite crew as they kill it on the streets and in the mountains. But most importantly, it’s their contribution to the community through their “Ride With Us” events at local skate parks such as Erie, Boulder and Thornton to welcome skaters of all ages and levels to have a chance to shred with the guys they look up to.

Look out for more from the Satellite Crew as they will be hosting events, video premieres and sales all summer and winter long. Check out their website at, and be sure to support your local board shops.


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