The Vans Pro Skate Park Series continues to hit the sand today in Huntington Beach, CA for the final Global Qualifier competition through this weekend. Many of the planet’s top men and ladies bowlriders will vie for the chance to compete in the first-ever park terrain World Championships, to be held in Malmö, Sweden on August 20th.
Joining forces with the world’s largest premier action sports festival, the Vans US Open of Surfing, Vans Park Series will engage the large audience with the introduction of the Women’s qualifier. From the likes of Lizzie Armanto, Allysha Le, Kisa Nakamura, Poppy Starr Olsen, Alana Smith, Vanessa Torres, Nora Vasconcellos, Brighton Zeuner and others, ten of best female skateboarders, both seasoned and up-and-coming, will proceed to the World Championships in Malmö, Sweden, to compete for the Women’s Park Terrain World Championship title.
“It’s cool that Vans cares about pushing the women’s skate scene, especially now that people are joining in from all around the world,” pro skater Lizzie Armanto explained. “This is a huge opportunity to inspire others to pick up a board, and give women a stable set of contests to participate. I’m really excited to be a part of this.”
The Women’s competition will air as a live webcast this afternoon at 3pm PST.
Vans Park Series Huntington Beach Schedule
Tuesday, July 26 – Women’s Competition (Live Webcast – 3pm PST)
Friday, July 29 – Men’s Qualifiers (Live Webcast – 2pm PST)
Saturday, July 30 – Men’s Finals (Live Webcast – 3pm PST)
Park Series Select Pros
Curren Caples, Jack Fardell, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Ben Hatchell, Greyson Fletcher, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Kevin Kowalski, Collin Provost, Chris Russell, Ronnie Sandoval, Grant Taylor, Raven Tershy (Not competing in Huntington Beach: Rowan Zorilla, Riley Hawk and Pedro Barros)
Challengers have journeyed from Australia, Brazil, the U.S. Europe and Canada, earning valuable points toward their placement in the Vans Park Series Global Rankings. The top five Challengers to emerge from the Mens Park Series Global Qualifier system will challenge the fifteen exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the inaugural International Skateboard Federation-sanctioned park terrain Vans Park Series World Championships in August.
Vans Park Series Global Challenger Rankings
1st – Ivan Federico – Italy
2nd – Cory Juneau – USA
3rd – Alex Sorgente – USA
4th – Robin Bolian – France
5th – Tom Schaar – USA
Junior Final Results – Huntington Beach
1st – Jack Winburn
2nd – CJ Collins
3rd – Tate Carew
4th – Taylor Nye
5th – Rylan Mancilla
Visit www.vansparkseries.com for the latest updates, contest schedules, rider profiles, and follow the action on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat at @vansparkseries.