2011 Year in Review:
éS welcomes Ben Raemers to the team.
The éS team racks up a crazy amount of coverage throughout the year! Rick McCrank scores an interview on Already Been Done, gets McCrailed and Chromeballed (again) and starts a photo blog. Rodrigo Tx. sends video postcards from Brazil and China, and gets majorly interviewed by éS, as does Josh Matthews. Josh also gets questioned by ESPN and earns a New Jack in The Skateboard Mag issue 89. Javier Sarmiento scores the cover of Erosion and sends a video postcard from Thailand. Justin Eldridge shows you how to skate hubbas. Bobby Worrest stands in front of the Firing Line and discusses life with The Skateboard Mag. John Rattray goes behind the scenes at Elwood and has a one-on-one with Sidewalk. Mike Anderson scores a part in Not Another Transworld Video and gets the cover and a Pro Spotlight in their August issue. Kelly Hart stars in an LRG Commercial. Kevin Romar also submits to the Firing Line and has a fine time on Blind's Sunday Fundays. Kevin Terpening gets his life spliced on Alien Workshop, has a chat with ESPN and gets Caught in the Crossfire. Active spends a day with Kellen James. Ben Raemers scores the cover of Thrasher, gets grilled in the June issue of TransWorld, and has lunch with Shred or Die. éS conducts a Behind the Ad interview with Gauthier Rouger.
Photographer Joe Brook publishes an éS photo book.
éS launches its very own iPad App.
Former éS Team Manager Tony Evjenth passes on.
éS unveils its Spring 2011 look book.
Rodrigo Tx. and Kellen James talk about the Square Two Fusion.
- A revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests called The Arab Spring occurs in the Arab world. As of November, revolutions have gone down in Egypt and Tunisia; a civil war in Libya resulting in the fall of its regime; civil uprisings in Bahrain, Syria, and Yemen; major protests in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco and Oman; and minor protests in Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Western Sahara.
- A 9.1-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hits the east coast of Japan, killing 15,822 and leaving another 3,926 missing. Emergencies are declared at four nuclear power plants affected by the quake.
- An estimated two billion people watch the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London.
- Osama bin Laden, the founder and leader of the militant group Al-Qaeda, is killed during an American military operation in Pakistan. (Although some claim he actually died years earlier.)
- The world's first artificial organ transplant is achieved, using an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells.
- Space Shuttle Atlantis lands successfully at Kennedy Space Center after completing STS-135, concluding NASA's space shuttle program.
- In Norway, 76 people are killed in twin terrorist attacks.
- In Thailand, hundreds people are killed by floods during a severe monsoon season, with 58 of the country's 77 provinces affected.
- Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is killed in Sirte.
- Occupy Wall Street protests start in New York City and spread across the globe, focusing on social and economic inequality, high unemployment, corporate greed and corruption, and the undue influence of corporations on government.
- American businessman, inventor and pioneer of the personal computer revolution, Steve Jobs, passes away from pancreatic cancer.