The initial athlete lineup and details for Dew Tour's summer skateboard competition and festival have just been announced for the upcoming event in Long Beach, Calif. June 28 – July 1.
Top pro skaters including Sean Malto (USA), Nyjah Huston (USA), Leticia Bufoni (BRA), Curren Caples (USA), Lacey Baker (USA) and more will be competing at Dew Tour in competitions that include men's and women's individual Pro and Amateur Park and Street competitions, Dew Tour's signature Transworld Skateboarding Team Challenge, a Boost Mobile Switch Jam and a skateboard legends Love+Guts Jam.
The entire Dew Tour event is FREE and open to the public.
For the first time ever, Dew Tour will be held at the same time and location as Agenda, action sports' most diverse and creative fashion trade show and festival.
More than 60 top pro male and female skaters from around the world will compete at Dew Tour in Street and Park competitions. The new Park course features a shallow end and a nine-foot deep end pool design, along with banked extensions additional features. The Street Course is comprised of three sections: Tech, Rails and Gaps and has a new cohesive triangular design, allowing for optimal trick opportunities for skaters and ample viewing spots for fans.
For pro Park, 25 men and eight women are set to compete, including last year's pro Bowl podium finishers Alex Sorgente (USA), Heimana Reynolds (USA), Clay Kreiner (USA), as well as Dew Tour 2018's youngest female pro athlete, Brighton Zeuner (USA) and Lizzie Armanto (USA). Dew Tour's individual pro Street field will include 25 men and eight women.
Competitors include the talents of last year's champion and the 2018 X Games Norway gold medalist Kelvin Hoefler (BRA), Nyjah Huston, Louie Lopez (USA), Mountain Dew athletes Sean Malto and Curren Caples and 2018 Tampa Pro winner Jagger Eaton (USA). For women's pro street, look for 16-year-old phenom Aori Nishimura (JPN), as well as recent X Games Norway gold and silver medalists Leticia Bufoni (BRA) and Lacey Baker (USA).
Dew Tour's TransWorld Skateboarding Team Challenge includes six of the top endemic brands competing against one another. Each team is comprised of four athletes and one Team Captain. One athlete per team will compete in Gaps, Tech, Rails and Park. Last year's winner, Blind, will join Element, Plan B, Primitive, Flip and Girl as they battle for team glory.
Team Challenge skaters including TJ Rogers (CAN) for Blind, 2017 Dew Tour Zumiez AM Winner Trevor McClung (USA) and Carlos Ribeiro (BRA) for Primitive. Team announcement videos will be dropping mid-June.
The Boost Mobile Switch Jam will include 10 pro skaters who will win cash for tricks within the jam session, while they compete skating switch (backwards). The competition will be held on the Gap section of the Street Course and will incorporate elements form the Tech and Rail sections. Athletes to watch include Mountain Dew athletes Jordan Maxham (USA) and Nick Tucker (USA) as well as Manny Santiago (P.R./USA).
A brand new G.W.R. Amateur Street competition will be held and presented by Nikita Clothing with Exposure Skate. Ten rising female skateboarders will compete on the Park course at Dew Tour. Nikita Clothing is the original by girls, for girls streetwear brand and is consistently pushing females forward in the sport through events, features and partnerships. Exposure Skate is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for female skaters by raising awareness, funding and resources for local nonprofits. The list of athletes scheduled to compete is forthcoming.
Men's amateur competition in both Park and Street will be held with fields of 10 athletes per discipline. The AM event field selections are based on a variety of competition results as well as a limited number of wild card selections which are chosen by a panel of industry experts. The complete list of athletes scheduled to compete is forthcoming.
Legends Unite at Dew Tour
In 2005, legendary skaters Pat Ngoho, Lance Mountain and Steve Olson started an art show series called Love + Guts. The Love + Guts art show symbolizes the parallel between skateboarding and art, which will be featured at Dew Tour. Additionally, a group of eight legends will skate in a Love + Guts jam session on the Park Course, including Ngoho, Mountain, Olson, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Long Beach business owner Salman Agah and Steve Alba.
To see the most up-to-date athlete lineup, competition schedule and action-packed video content, visit Dewtour.com, download the updated free Dew Tour App, and follow on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube @DewTour. New videos revealing the individual competitors are dropping throughout the next month on Dewtour.com
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