As we had reported here, last weekend, from May 9 to 12, occurred one of the most anticipated events of the Milanese and Italian skate scene, the Skate & Surf Film Festival

BASE Milano saw four days of movie screenings, photo exhibitions, workshops, skate contests and live performances. In the retrospectives, the shots by Davide Biondani made us discover the skate tour the Vans team took in Fuerteventura; through his lens, André Lucat has recounted the building of a skate park in the Gaza strip, symbol of a sport able to create a community and bring joy even in the toughest places; Prosper Visionz gifted us with the most authentic and real portrait of the Milanese skate scene. 

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One of the highlights of the festival was definitely the skate contest hosted by Vans on Friday night. A great number of skaters were ready to compete on a ramp each time they were redesigned and rebuilt. To make everything even harder, the final set up included a paddling pool to be jumped over. The real spirit of the sport emerged when a skater finally managed to do a trick: it doesn't matter if it's a competition, every skater was ready to exult and cheer on a fellow skater - usually by slamming the deck on the ramp or on the ground. The crowd was blown away by the tricks made by Mattia TurcoJacopo CarozziPepitoAlberto Della BeffaIuri Furdui and super young Vince Palmer.

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We couldn't resist taking a few shots of the street style seen at the festival. Along with brands synonymous with the workwear aesthetic, with the likes of Dickies and Carhartt, we also many streetwear oriented looks, all characterized by a low-key and relaxed mood. 

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