On Saturday at the annual Vans Pool Party in Orange, California, skateboarder Alec Beck found a unique way to propose to his girlfriend — skateboarder, activist and Exposure Skate co-founder Amelia Brodka — by launching himself out of the Combi Bowl at the Vans Skate Park directly onto his knees in front of a cheering crowd.
As you can hear Brodka saying at the beginning of the clip, she originally met Beck at the Vans Skatepark, so the location is clearly a special place to the newly engaged couple. And, as seen in her ecstatic response, Brodka seems to have been thrilled with Beck’s style of proposal.
Thank you @ameliabrodka for saying yes, and being you! This was both the smallest and biggest trick of my life. Thank you @vansgirl1 @stevevandoren @mateo_ramirez @nealhendrix and everyone else who came together to help make this moment special. I'm very lucky. Thanks @jaimeowens for sticking around to get this awesome photo. I may be clogging your feed with more angles..
“Thank you @alec_beck for making me the luckiest girl on the planet!” Brodka wrote on an Instagram post showing the proposal. “And thank you @vansgirl1 @stevevandoren @nealhendrix and Matt Ramirez for helping to orchestrate the raddest proposal ever! Thank you everyone for the love and wishes!”
Interestingly enough, Beck’s public proposal to Brodka isn’t the first we’ve seen from a member of the action sports community at a Vans-sponsored event. Back in July at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, pro surfer Sebastian Zietz proposed to his girlfriend at the time, Krisy Fulp.
Here’s to wishing Beck and Brodka many years of happiness together.
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