The Vans Pro Skate Park Series kicks off its 2018 season June 2nd with a triumphant return to Brazil! Brazil has the most rabid skateboarding fanbase on the planet and we knew there was no better place to spark off this VPS year. We’re excited to christen California Skateparks’ new state of the art permanent cement park that will remain for the skaters of São Paulo, Brazil to enjoy long after the party leaves town!
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.
Check out Chad Shetler’s 3rd place run from the 2018 Vans Pool Party Masters Division.
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.
Andy Macdonald never fails to podium. Check out his 2nd place Masters Division run from the 2018 Vans Pool Party.
Check out how Cory Juneau got 2nd place in the Pro Division for the 2nd year in a row at the 2018 Vans Pool Party.