Skaters land tricks for treats during crowded Halloween Hell Bomb contest

A large crowd gathered next to Bluff Park Tuesday evening to watch a group of skateboarders shred down Junipero Avenue hill—dubbed “Cherry Hill” by the skateboarding community—during an event promoted as the Halloween Hell Bomb.

Similar to the Cherry Hill Skate Challenge that took place in June, skateboarders—this time in Halloween costumes, “Shred, Skater Jesus!”—repeatedly launched themselves off a ramp placed in the middle of the street landing tricks for treats or attempting the fastest downhill speed.

More than a few participants wiped out to the sounds of a thoroughly engaged crowd. Later, a car was positioned on the course by skater Xavier Alford becoming an even more enticing ramp for those aiming to catch major air and style points.

Long Beach police received several calls about the ruckus. Officer Ben Hearst said, “When officers arrived, the crowd had migrated to the nearby skatepark and officers cleared the scene.”

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.