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.”
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.
The 2016 Dew Tour presented by Mountain Dew and TEN:The Enthusiast Network took place in Long Beach, California over the weekend with a new twist to skateboarding competition. On Saturday Ryan Sheckler nailed down the most points on four separate skate sections – Tech, Bowl, Rails and Gaps to claim his 15th Dew Tour win during the individual competition. The action continued on Sunday with many of the best skateboarders competing in an all-new Team Challenge which included the same four separate skate zones. In the end, the Blind Skateboards team made up of: TJ Rogers, Micky Papa, Cody McEntire and Trey Wood came out on top with the most points.
In all, nine teams competed which also included heavy hitters from Flip, Plan B, Element, Real, Birdhouse, Toy Machine, Baker and enjoi.
Catch up on all of the action from the weekend at dewtour.com, and tune into the televised broadcast on NBC from 5-6pm EST on July 30th and at 2-4pm EST on July 31st.
Individual Pro Competition
1. Ryan Sheckler (USA) – 364.33
2. Louie Lopez (USA) – 356.98
3. Ryan Decenzo (CAN) – 344.66
4. Cody McEntire (USA) – 323.65
5. Sean Malto (USA) – 321.32
6. Carlos Ribiero (BRA) – 313.00
1. Blind Skateboards – 369.32
Cody McEntire (USA) – Gaps 90.33
TJ Rogers (CAN) – Tech 90.33
Micky Papa (CAN) – Rails 95.66
Trey Wood (USA) – Bowl 93.00
2. Flip Skateboards – 359.66
Louie Lopez (USA) – Gaps 92.00
Luan Oliveira (BRA) – Tech 81.33
Alec Majerus (USA) – Rails 93.00
Curren Caples (USA) – Bowl 93.33
3. Plan B Skateboards – 358.99
Chris Joslin (USA) – Gaps 94.00
Scott Decenzo (CAN) – Tech 89.66
Jagger Eaton (USA) – Rails 92.33
Ryan Sheckler (USA) – Bowl 93.33
The 3rd Annual Roll For Rob benefit event takes place in Providence, RI this Sunday, July 24th. Come out and skate with Real Skateboards’ team riders Peter Ramondetta, Jake Donnelly, Zion Wright and many more to help support Rob Pontes, a fellow skater and his family through his ongoing treatment for ALS.
Starring the UK Nike SB team: Charlie Birch, Casper Brooker, Kyron Davis, Joe Gavin, Korahn Gayle, Chris Jones, Jak Pietryga, Mark Stern, Dan West and Kyle Wilson.
Also featuring: Fernando Bramsmark, Jacopo Carozzi, Kilian Zehnder, Shajen Willems and friends Sam Bottenberg and Vaughan Jones.