GrindTV Newswire: (HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., July 26, 2010) The top pros in BMX head to the beach August 5 – 8 for the second annual Nike 6.0 HB BMX Pro. In two quick years, the coastal gathering has emerged as the premiere BMX event of the summer, as well as the pros’ favorite contest. With a prize purse totaling $100,000, an incredible park course and the picturesque setting of the Pacific Ocean with the US Open of Surfing as the backdrop, this year’s contest is guaranteed to be another memorable one.
The lineup of competing riders for this year’s contest is literally a who’s-who of elite BMXers. From established pros like Garrett Reynolds, Dennis Enarson and Mike Spinner, to veterans like Ryan Guettler, Daniel Dhers and Ryan Nyquist, to phenoms like 15-year-old Brett Banasiewcz, nearly every top pro in the game will be putting in work in Huntington Beach.
“Just being on the beach in Huntington is so nice,” said Nike 6.0 pro Mike Spinner. “Every aspect of the contest-from the ramps to the format, to the atmosphere-was 100%. The contest was great last year and I know it’s going to be even better this year.”
The 2010 Nike 6.0 HB BMX Pro course was designed by Dennis McCoy, and at nearly 12,000 square feet, the park will have something for every type rider.
Also for this year, the competition is delivering an incredible $100,000 prize purse. The unique four-day format gives all of the pros a chance to win cash every day, in addition to the top prize of $25,000 going to the winner of the finals on Sunday.
Current Invited Rider List
Ben Wallace (wild card recipient from the Nike 6.0 BCN BMX Pro)
+1 Wild Card
In addition to the Nike 6.0 HB BMX Pro, the weekend’s events include the aforementioned US Open of Surfing, which features North America’s only combined Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Men’s Prime and Women’s Six-Star competitions.
The Converse Coastal Carnage returns with a Super Mini-Park event for skateboarding featuring an impressive roster of all-star skateboarders.
Hurley’s Walk the Walk National Championship, a high school fashion competition, hits the U.S. Open stage on Friday, August 6. Six schools will create their own five-minute fashion show to win the grand prize of $25,000.
And finally, at the close of each day’s competition, there will be a free concert to close out each night. Music guests include: Weezer, Cold War Kids, The Soft Pack and more. All of the action will be available live on www.usopenofsurfing.com.