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The Retreat

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Fantasy Island

Photograph By Liam Gallagher

The Retreat, which took place over the weekend on Lopez Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands, is like a working vacation for BMX and skateboard pros at the end of a summer competition season that included four X Games. Hosted by Skatelite -- the world's premiere manufacturer of ramp surfaces -- The Retreat was part skate and BMX demo, part camping trip and part chill hangout time for the pros and fans in attendance. The gathered talent -- including Paul Rodriguez, Simon Tabron, Bucky Lasek and Jett and Jagger Eaton -- explored the islands by boat, helicopter and whatever wheeled transportation they brought. Many of the athletes in attendance took sea planes to get to the island.