Women are on the rise. That statement is ringing true across the board, and the world of skateboarding is no exception.
Today Dew Tour announced it will welcome professional female skateboarders to compete in the newly introduced women’s pro skateboard park and skateboard street at this summer’s event, June 28 – July 1, 2018, in Long Beach, California.
The new disciplines will be introduced in partnership with Women’s Skateboarding Alliance (WSA), which will serve as the event’s organizer.
"Since The Enthusiast Network began producing Dew Tour in 2016, we've been building to add women's skateboarding competitions," said Adam Cozens, VP and General Manager of Dew Tour. "We are extremely happy to showcase the world's best female skaters this year at Dew Tour with the help of global streaming platforms and NBC TV broadcast."
WSA is a global management and consulting agency dedicated to authentically representing the voice of women's skateboarding. With WSA’s expertise, Dew Tour will feature eight of the world's best female skateboarders in Street and Park competitions on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
"With participation and progression in women's skateboarding at an all-time high, the timing couldn't be better for integrating women into this year's Dew Tour program," said WSA Founder and President Mimi Knoop. "WSA is thrilled to partner with such an iconic event property, and we look forward to working together to foster the development of these emerging athletes."
The women's street and park competitions will run in finals format. For park, each skater will take four runs, with a 45-second maximum run time. For street, each skater will take three runs, with a 60-second maximum run time. In both competitions, the best run counts.
"I'm really looking forward to Dew Tour adding the women's competitions," said park skateboarder Nora Vasconcellos (USA). "It will be great to have it in Long Beach as well; it will be local for most of the skaters and rad for the community."
Dew Tour's summer event, presented by Mountain Dew and produced by TEN: The Enthusiast Network, is a free four-day celebration of skateboarding culture and its creators, featuring newly designed Street and Park courses with individual and Team Challenge competitions, an interactive partner village and festival, art and film features, local food and drink vendors and a huge public skate park.
The event will take place June 28 – July 1 at the Long Beach Convention Center and Rainbow Park Lagoon, is open to the public and will be televised nationally on NBC and live-streamed on Facebook Live, Periscope and other platforms. This year, the event will run in tandem with Agenda Show, creating the “ultimate action sports weekend. Details and tickets for Agenda Festival (Saturday, June 30) can be found at AgendaFest.co
Full details on Dew Tour and an event schedule can be found at DewTour.com or via the Dew Tour app.
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