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Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Zumiez, Inc., a leading specialty action sports retailer, is bringing happy back with the 9th annual Zumiez Couch Tour. The Zumiez Couch Tour 2009 features skateboarding demos by pros Chris Cole, Jake Duncombe, Erik Ellington, Sierra Fellers, Cairo Foster, Ryan Gallant, David Gonzalez, Jerry Hsu, Marc Johnson, Terry Kennedy, Greg Lutzka, Billy Marks, Mike Mo Capaldi, Leo Romero, Daewon Song, Ed Templeton, Jamie Thomas, Nick Trapasso, and many more. The Zumiez Couch Tour 2009 also offers free live music performances by bands including Emery, Silverstein, The Bled, A Static Lullaby, Closure in Moscow, Revolution Mother feat. Mike V., and Volcom Entertainment Bands ASG, Birds of Avalon and Jamie Lynn’s Kandi Coded.

The tour hits 12 cities with skate demos from Enjoi, Almost, KR3W, Lakai, Toy Machine, C1RCA, Volcom and Fallen. Admission to tour stops is free and includes prizes and giveaways from tour partners Monster Energy, the official energy drink of the Zumiez Couch Tour, New Era, Skullcandy, Vestal, Transworld Skateboarding, Matador by Jack Link’s, and Chipotle Mexican Grill. The events also feature skate team autograph signings, an interactive festival area, and ALL THINGS HAPPY!

A highlight of all tour stops is the 3rd annual Zumiez ‘Best Foot Forward’ Am Contest Series presented by Monster Energy, which will give up-and-coming skaters the chance to “rise up and march on.” Zumiez Best Foot Forward is a jam format invitational amateur skateboard contest series that will start from the Broken Arrow Skatepark outside Tulsa, OK on May 23rd for the first of 2 ‘renegade’ stops before joining the Zumiez Couch Tour for all 12 stops. Each contest will begin with an open qualifier, where the first 20 skaters to register will compete for one of 3 spots in the invitational contest later that day. The winner of each local BFF invitational will then be flown to compete in the Zumiez Best Foot Forward Finals in Minneapolis, MN at the final stop of the tour on July 1. From there the three top skaters will be invited to compete at the Hometown Heroes Finals at X-Games 15 on July 31st 2009.

C’mon Get Happy!

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