Happy New Year! | Top Moments From 2012
Jan 2, 2013 11:21 AM CST

Now that we're safely into 2013 without having had to endure the end of the world, the collapse of the economy or any other unsavory predictions some said we'd encounter as the clock ticked away toward the new year, we figure now is as good a time as any to sit back and reflect on some of the bigger moments from the last year. The Corner hasn't even turned one year old, but we've got plenty of accomplishments under our belt with some of the more noteworthy outlined below. It's been a big year and we're looking forward to making more memories in 2013. Stay tuned! 

When you combine one of (if not the) biggest pop stars in the world with some of the best skateboarders in the world, you're due for some major waves. And waves we made. Some loved it, some less than loved it, but either way it was hard to have missed it. At the end of the day, CCS is here to cover skateboarding and Lil Wayne was an undeniable part of skateboarding last year as he made his debut not only as a skater, but as an apparel company owner and a friend to many of our team riders. 
Who could forget this project? One of the bigger splashes of 2012 was the meteoric rise of LA rap crew Odd Future lead by the now infamous, Tyler, The Creator. Aside from breaking new levels of Internet fame and changing the face of hip-hop (and the music industry), the OF crew, all authentically rooted in skateboarding, were the torch bearers for a new generation of skaters lead by a new  attitude and ethic of punk. Aside from carrying OF apparel, which ended up being one of our hottest selling brands of last year, CCS was there to support OF and got to tag along with them on Fairfax for a few days documenting their lives. This shoot was about as real as it gets. 

CCS has a history of sponsoring the Cons Coastal Carnage bowl contest and 2012 was no exception. We just can't help but to stand behind what we believe to be one of the most high energy and intense bowl contests of the year. Held right on the beach at Huntington during the world famous US Open, the energy levels, the thousands of people and overall levels of stoke and excitement are pretty tough to beat. Have a look and reminisce. 
We wouldn't be a proper skateboarding brand if we didn't somehow give back to the community that supports our efforts and what we do. To that end, CCS put together the Get Live, Get Loud Summer Tour this past summer. Treating a total of eight different cities and communities throughout the country to in-store signings from some of the most celebrated teams and pros in skateboarding, the Get Live, Get Loud tour ended up being a pretty epic part of our year. 
Unless you've been living in an underground bunker in preparation for the Mayan Doomsday, you'd know that Girl and Chocolate's video masterpiece, Pretty Sweet, was about as big as any talking point in skateboarding can get. We can't really remember anything that's been more hyped, more talked about and more celebrated than the release of this movie. Of course, CCS was there to document it all and we got some pretty sweet coverage from some of the sweetest (and prettiest) moments of its creation. We even got a few cameos in the intro. Can you spot us?
Who could forget CCS Pro David Gonzalez nabbing this year's SOTY from Thrasher Magazine? In what we consider to be one of the more heated battles for the trophy, David trumped all odds and went up against some of the best and most accomplished skaters from 2012. From his covers to his mind bending performance in his solo video for Thrasher, Possessed To Skate, we really couldn't be any prouder of David Gonzalez and all that he's put forth this year. 
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