São Paulo will now have their own Skatepark built to official Vans Park Series specifications. The world best men’s and women’s park terrain skaters will be hitting the fresh park on June 1st, 2018 for the first stop of the 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour.
The Vans Park Series, skateboarding’s first-ever world championship park terrain series, returns in 2018 with 4 Qualifier stops in Brazil, Canada, the USA and Sweden, followed by the World Championship in China. Get the full schedule and watch every stop LIVE at www.vansparkseries.com
With three divisions establishing today’s elite top Pros, Masters and undisputed Legends of bowl riding, the Vans Pool Party is unique in all of skateboarding for bringing together the biggest names in deep bowl skateboarding to battle it out in the legendary Vans Combi bowl at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, California. For more information on the Vans Pool Party including results, photos and videos, visit vans.com/poolparty
Vans’ newest family member and last year’s champion, Tom Schaar, dominated the Pros division from the very first heat, easing into his third Pool Party title. With a mental combination of switch lip tricks and airs up in the rafters, Schaar forced the rest of the pack to compete for second place all evening. Vans riders Cory Juneau and Chris Russell, hammered their way into the top 3 with Juneau sliding mile-long front boards in the deep and The Muscle smashing everything to disaster falling just short of Schaar with solid scores of 94.33 and 93.33 for Russell.
The Masters division again celebrated iconic bowl-riding talent, crowning Sandro Dias the 2018 champion, joined by Andy Macdonald, 2nd, and Chad Shetler, 3rd.
The raucous crowds that filled the legendary Combi Pool arena for the 14th annual Vans Pool Party were treated to another sizzling skateboarding performance by the winningest skater in Pool Party history, Chris Miller. Miller left the coping ablaze with a score of 93.00, leaving no debate on who deserved the 2018 Legends crown. Chris delivered a flawless run laced with his patented fluid style that has been his calling card ever since stepping on a skateboard in 1978 to earn his 10th title. Eric Nash and Steve Caballero rounded out top honors with Nash scoring 91.33 and Cab 90.67.
Iconic Vans Rider Steve Caballero nails it once again with this solid 3rd place Legends Division run at the 2018 Vans Pool Party.
Vans rider The Muscle, Chris Russell, smashed his way into 3rd place in the 2018 Vans Pool Party with this beast of a run.
Check out how Eric Nash got 2nd place in the Legends Division at the 2018 Vans Pool Party.
Keegan Palmer has taken the Men’s 2018 Oceanic Continental Championships title with an impressive performance at Five Dock Skatepark in Sydney, Australia. Palmer’s win awards him direct entry into the 2018 Vans Park Series World Championships to battle it out with the world best park terrain skaters.
1st – KEEGAN PALMER – 88.77
2nd – JAKOB ROBINSON – 83.56
3rd – BOWMAN HANSEN – 81.33
It’s that time of year again! The world greatest bowl skaters will gather at the legendary Combi Bowl at the Vans Skatepark in Orange for the 2018 Vans Pool Party on May 5th, and you can watch it all Live at vans.com/poolparty. There’s nothing like skating the Combi, and there’s nothing as exciting as the Vans Pool Party. Sit back and watch history made LIVE.
The Kroksbäck Skatepark was originally built in Malmö, Sweden for the Vans Park Series World Championship final in 2016. Once the event was over the skatepark was left behind for the city to enjoy and what has developed since is more than we expected. In particular, a group of local kids have picked up skateboarding for the first time and have made the skatepark their second home. This is a story about that community and the power of skateboarding.