Full Huntington Beach Schedule Announced including VPS Women’s Pro Tour and VPS Americas Continental Championships
This Sunday: Prospective VPS Americas Continental Champions to be Seeded Directly into VPS World Championships in China this October
New Talent from Women’s Open Qualifiers to Emerge; Top Men’s Select Pros Bring Defense Against Rising Tour Rookies and Regional Hopefuls
Huntington Beach, CALIF. (July 26, 2018) - Vans Park Series, the official park terrain skateboarding World Championships tour, prepares for an onslaught of elite skateboarding action in Huntington Beach, CA beginning July 29 – August 5. The world’s best park terrain skateboarders are set to meet for the midway point of the 2018 VPS Men’s and Women’s Pro Tour, which will feature an all-star list of park pros including Alex Sorgente (USA), Pedro Barros (BRA), Jack Fardell (AUS), Lizzie Armanto (USA), Sakura Yosozumi (JPN) and reigning 2017 VPS World Champions Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE) and Nora Vasconcellos (USA). 2017 VPS Huntington Beach event winners Tom Schaar (USA) and Brighton Zeuner (USA) will defend their event victories, while ambitious tour rookies like Jagger Eaton (USA) and Keegan Palmer (AUS) fight their way to the top.
Welcoming new men and women challengers to the VPS tour circuit, the 2018 VPS Americas Continental Championships will highlight aspiring regional talent who are gunning for victory on their home turf and looking to secure their spot in the VPS World Championships this fall. The expanded 2018 Women’s Pro Tour open qualifier is also slated for surprises, providing new women’s contenders a chance to compete against top-seeded VPS Women’s Select Pros.
Vans Park Series will reveal a brand new, custom-spec concrete park built directly on the sand in Huntington Beach in conjunction with the Vans US Open. With new and unique elements to challenge and inspire the VPS pros, the park features a subtle twist on the center island jump box that incorporates a jersey-barrier inspired spine, along with a variety of re-designed hips, layback banks, and extensions, all arranged in an open-flow format to allow the riders an abundance of different ways to take over the course.
Sunday, July 29
VPS Americas Men’s and Women’s Continental Championships
Qualifiers + Finals
Thursday, August 2
VPS Women’s Pro Tour, Prelims
Vans Park Series returns to Huntington Beach, CA in partnership with the largest action sports festival in the world, the Vans US Open of Surfing. With thousands of spectators descending upon the festival, the highly-anticipated summer event will feature an immersive creative experience, filled with world-class surf, skate and BMX competitions, in addition to the interactive Van Doren Village, which will host art exhibitions and hands-on creative workshops for attendees. Visit www.vansusopenofsurfing.com for more information.
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ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES
The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier series for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of four men’s global qualifiers and three women’s global qualifiers spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series World Championships. Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total series purse in excess of $700,000(USD), the Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. Additional information and live webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.
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