May 15


ZUMIEZ COUCH TOUR 2010: 'Come Aboard the Legendary Voyage!'

Fallen, Zero, DGK, Lakai, Almost, Volcom, Enjoi, RVCA, KR3W & Toy Machine skate teams.

Everett, WA, May 12, 2010- Zumiez Inc., a leading specialty action sports retailer, is setting sail this summer for the 10th Annual Zumiez Couch Tour. The Zumiez Couch Tour 2010 features skateboarding demos by pros Chris Cole, Jake Duncombe, Erik Ellington, Cairo Foster, David Gonzalez, Terry Kennedy, Billy Marks, Mike Mo Capaldi, Kevin Spanky Long, Chad Muska, Leo Romero, Geoff Rowley, Daewon Song, Ed Templeton, Jamie Thomas, Nick Trapasso, Stevie Williams, and many more. The Zumiez Couch Tour also offers free live music performances by bands including Bayside, The Bled, Dance Gavin Dance, Hawthorne Heights, Hit The Lights, In Fear & Faith, Just Surrender, Jamie Lynn's Kandi Coded, and The Maine.

The tour hits 12 cities with skate demos from Fallen, Zero, DGK, Lakai, Almost, Volcom, Enjoi, RVCA, KR3W & Toy Machine. Admission to tour stops is free and includes prizes and giveaways from tour partners. The events also feature skate team autograph signings, an interactive festival area, and enough good times to sink a ship!

New to this year's tour is the Zumiez Couch Tour app, a free download from Apple's app store. From the app, users can watch each of the 12 stops live on their iPhone or iPod touch through an expanded appcast and webcast that will be streamed live on Along with the appcast there will be weekly content from Zumiez Couch Tour on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace & Youtube.

A highlight of all tour stops is the 4th Annual Zumiez Best Foot Forward Am Contest Series 2010 Presented by BONES WHEELS, a jam format contest that will give up and coming skaters a chance to "catch the elusive footshark." The BFF series pushed off in Indianapolis, IN on May 9th, with four additional renegade stops taking place in Madison, WI on May 17th, Tulsa, OK on May 22nd, Phoenix, AZ on May 24th, Las Vegas, NV on May 25th, and then goes overboard feeding on all 12 stops of the Zumiez Couch Tour. Each BFF stop includes a local open qualifier for the first 20 skaters to register online. Registration information can be found at The top three skaters from each local BFF open qualifier will be invited to compete in the BFF invitational contest later that day. The top amateur skater from each of the 17 BFF contest stops will win an all expense paid trip to the Zumiez Couch Tour's final port of call in St. Paul, MN, to compete in the 'Best Foot Forward' Finals on July 1st, 2010.
From there, the top three skaters will earn an all expense paid trip to compete at the 7th Annual Hometown Heroes Finals at X Games 16 on July 31, 2010.
'Come Aboard The Legendary Voyage'

About Zumiez Inc.
Zumiez is a leading specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories. Our stores cater to young men and women between ages 12-24, focusing on skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, motocross and BMX. We currently operate 381 stores, which are primarily located in shopping malls and our web site address is

Zumiez Couch Tour 2010 Schedule

Date                             Location                                                                                     Lineup

May 29       Puyallup, WA            South Hill Mall                               Fallen Skate Team, Dance Gavin Dance & Kandi Coded

May 30       Happy Valley, OR    Clackamas Town Center                  Zero Skate Team, Dance Gavin Dance & Kandi Coded

June 5        Milpitas, CA            Great Mall                                          DGK Skate Team, The Bled & In Fear & Faith

June 9        Murray, UT             Fashion Place                                   Lakai Skate Team, Hit The Lights & Just Surrender

June 14     Littleton, CO             Southwest Plaza                            Almost Skate Team, Hit The Lights & Just Surrender

June 17     Garland, TX            Firewheel Town Center                    Volcom Skate Team, Hit The Lights & Just Surrender

June 19     Katy, TX                  Katy Mills                                        Volcom Skate Team, Hit The Lights & Just Surrender

June 23      Baltimore, MD       White Marsh Mall                            Enjoi Skate Team, Bayside & Hawthorne Heights

June 24     North Wales, PA     Montgomery Mall                             Enjoi Skate Team, Bayside & Hawthorne Heights

June 26     Paramus, NJ         Westfield Garden State Plaza        RVCA Skate Team, Bayside & Hawthorne Heights

June 29     Aurora, IL              Westfield Fox Valley                        KR3W Team, Bayside & Hawthorne Heights

July 1       St. Paul, MN           Maplewood Mall                              Toy Machine Skate Team, The Maine & Just Surrender

Participating Skate Teams

Fallen                  Chris Cole, Jamie Thomas, Brian "Slash" Hansen, Tommy Sandoval, Billy Marks, Garrett Hill, Tom Asta, James Hardy, Tony Cervantes

Zero                  Chris Cole, Jamie Thomas, Tommy Sandoval, Garrett Hill, Tony Cervantes, Keegan Sauder, Ben Hatchell, Dane Burman, Jamie Tancowny

DGK                  Stevie Williams, Josh Kalis, Marcus McBride, Jack Curtin, Lenny Rivas, Wade Desarmo, Keelon Dadd, Dwayne Fagundes, Rodrigo Lima, Marquise Henry

Lakai                  Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Cairo Foster, Guy Mariano, Brandon Biebel, Mike Mo Capaldi, Daniel Espinoza

Almost                  Rodney Mullen, Daewon Song, Chris Haslam, Cooper Wilt, Lewis Marnell, Justin Schulte

Volcom                  Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, Dustin Dollin, David Gravette, Caswell Berry, Luan Oliveira, David Gonzalez, Jake Duncombe, Darrell Stanton

Enjoi                  Ben Raemers, Nestor Judkins, Louie Barletta, Cairo Foster, Jose Rojo, Caswell Berry, Clark Hassler, Jerry Hsu

RVCA                  Leo Romero, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Cairo Foster, Josh Harmony, Keegan Sauder, Austin Stevens, David Reyes, Julian Davidson, Cory Kennedy, Nestor Judkins, Ed Templeton

KR3W                  Terry Kennedy, Erik Ellington, Chad Muska, Jim Greco, Antwuan Dixon, Ramiro "Furby" Salcedo, Spencer Hamilton, Lizard King, Greg Myers, Boo Johnson

Toy Machine                  Ed Templeton, Austin Stephens, Diego Bucchieri, Billy Marks, Nick Trapasso, Leo Romero, Matt Bennett, Johnny Layton, Josh Harmony, Jordan Taylor, Collin Provost, Daniel Lutheran

*Skaters and bands subject to change without notice

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