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South African Locals Ripping In “Location”

“Location” is a new edit from our friends at Home Grwn Media in South Africa, showcasing the up and coming skate scenes from Johannesburg to Durban. Most of these SA spots are an 11 on the crust-ometer and the locals handle them with ease on the regular. Watch the edit now via Ride Channel.

For more South African skateboarding, check out the latest issue of Session Skateboarding Magazine, live now for free on their site.

Louie Lopez Wins Tampa Pro 2017

YouTube Preview ImageLouie Lopez nailed the win at Tampa Pro and took home $20,000 yesterday. He also earned a spot in the 2017 SLS Super Crown. Head over to SPoTTampa.com for more photos, video clips and complete results from the weekend.

Final Results
1. Louie Lopez
2. Luan Oliveira
3. Kelvin Hoefler

2017 Vans Park Series: Australia Results

VPS Tom SchaarPushing through a rather blustery and damp string of days in Australia’s Manly Beach, the first stop of 2017’s Vans Park Series Tour was able to persevere through the multiple rain delays and pull off several action-packed and exciting rounds of competition with a field of the world’s top bowlriders, up-and-comers and all terrain enabled skateboarders.

Thursday’s Women’s Oceania Continental Championships Poppy Star Olsen stuck to her runs and guns with inverts, airs, smith grinds and an overall consistency to take home a win and earn her official entry to the ISF Sanctioned Vans Park Series Championships in Chicago. Congrats to all of the ladies that showed up to shred this skatepark on the sand!

Friday’s VPS Qualifiers continued with the theme of intermittent showers and although there were four separate rain delays through out the afternoon, the practices and skating rounds went the full distance with VPS Challenger Tom Schaar qualifying in the top position.

Saturday delivered over four hours of incessant coastal drizzle. But thankfully, a dry spell blessed the region for a couple of hours and all hands on deck quickly put the squeegees and blowers to use in order to dry the California Skateparks built course. A 30-minute practice session ensued and due to the threat of more wet weather in the forecast, the twenty semi-finalists were then given three runs of which their best would count as their final score and result. There would be no time for Finals. The delayed webcast churned out the play-by-play to viewers around the planet and the die-hard skate fans that remained in their seats with umbrellas and panchos ready were provided on hell of a show! In the end Tom Schaar held on to win the whole enchilada with diverse runs and consistency.

This morning’s VPS Oceania Continental Men’s Championships brought together nineteen talented skateboarders from the South Pacific Region for a chance to compete in the 2017 ISF-sanctioned VPS World Championships. After frequent weather delays, the regional qualifier event, which is open to local registered and approved entrants, was postponed until clear skies this morning allowed for an adjusted finals competition. New Zealand native Bowman Hansen, dialed in his run with a backside boneless revert on the tombstone to secure his keep as the first regional VPS Oceania Continental Championship winner and an invite to join the VPS Select Pros in the series’ world championship event later this year.

Upstart rippers Keegan Palmer and Jedd Mckenzie also made their way the podium for second and third place spots.

High fives and hats off to all of those that skated, and helped in any way to make this event happen. It was certainly one for the history books!

Be sure to visit and follow SkateDaily’s Facebook page for complete VPS Sydney results and a sick photo gallery from this first stop of the Vans Park Series. Additional images, videos and information of the Sydney stop can be found at the Vans Park Series website.

Final Results
Pro Men
1. Tom Schaar
2. Ivan Federico
3. Pedro Barros

VPS Oceania Continental Championships – Women
1. Poppy Starr Olsen – Advancing to VPS Women’s World Championships
2. Shanae Collins
3. Taniah Meyers

VPS Oceania Continental Championships – Men
1. Bowman Hansen – Advancing to VPS Men’s World Championships
2. Keegan Palmer
3. Jedd Mckenzie

Tampa Pro 2017 Day 1

One of skateboarding’s longest running shindigs and always a hell of a time, The 23rd annual Tampa Pro kicked off yesterday in Tampa, Florida. Alongside the Industry VIP contest, Friday welcomed some of the best in the biz for an all day practice session and was closed out with an open bar (things got real weird) and live performaces by Ray Barbee and The Drowning Clowns, Evan Smith’s band.

Check out a few photos below to see what went down and stay tuned to our site and Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for more coverage from Tampa Pro 2017 throughout the weekend.

Get the Skatepark Of Tampa’s official scoop here on their site.

The live webcast streams Saturday & Sunday from 12pm only on ETN, download it here in the iTunes store.

Fully dipped, Ishod cranks out a lengthy frontside feeble. Shirt number 1 of 7 for the day.

Matt Berger with a shove-it to backside 5050. This is a wild one. Matt has plenty more insane shuv in and out tricks where this came from.

Tattoos, all day long.

Classic Brandon Westgate frontside flip. Westgate rules!

Berger, Malto, and Torgerson, in the zone.

Thumbs up for Chris Joslin’s fakie flip.

Ishod on shirt 4 of 7, frontside pivot to fakie in the concrete section. Ishod skates it all and makes it look too stylish and effortless. We watched him skate literally all day.

Evan Smith crailslides while the Lizard King approves. Evan is another one who skates all day and makes skateboarding look so fun and easy. Evan’s got it, there’s no question!

FA boys Kevin Bradley and Tyshawn Jones suss out the street course.

Boo Johnson, hardflip.

While the 21 year olds were crowding the open bar, there was plenty of room to check out some art by French Fred and Thomas Campbell.

Just ask this guy.

Eric Winkowski backside airs.

It was a pleasure watching Ray Barbee play!

Evan Smith’s band, The Drowning Clowns, closed out the night. A man of many talents, Evan is either ripping on his skateboard or guitar, non stop.

The Drowning Clowns killed it! Day one a success at Tampa Pro 23.

All photos Mike Chinner / Skate Daily

Andrew Reynolds On RVCA

RVCA welcomes Andrew Reynolds to the team with this post on their site. Can’t Go wrong with The Boss!

 

Annapurna Skatepark Nepal

Make Life Skate Life, a NPO who has organized several crowd-funded, skateparks around the world in countries such as Ethiopia, Myanmar, India, Jordan, and Bolivia, has set their sights on Nepal to have the next volunteer-built DIY skatepark in Pokhara, the country’s second largest city.

Head to their site to learn more and to donate to this great cause.