This year’s summer Dew Tour competition and festival to be held June 13-16 in Long Beach, Calif. will serve as the first official global Olympic qualifying event in the U.S. for men’s and women’s skateboarding park and street competitions in 2019 and the final qualifying event in 2020. Skateboarding will be part of the Olympic Games for the first time in Tokyo in 2020, and has also been proposed as an additional sport in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
More than 300 of the world’s top male and female skateboarders will compete in individual Park and Street events for a chance to win the Dew Tour title, while earning valuable points toward their country’s Olympic skateboarding team. Expected to compete at this year’s event include USA Skateboarding national team members Nyjah Huston, Jagger Eaton, Tristan Rennie, Mariah Duran, Lacey Baker, Jordyn Barratt, as well as international skaters Oskar Rozenberg (SWE), Kelvin Hoefler (BRA), Pamela Rosa (BRA), Yuto Horigome (JPN), Leticia Bufoni (BRA) and Ryan Decenzo (CAN).
Dew Tour caught up with Mountain Dew rider Mariah Duran after her announcement to the USA National skate team for a breakdown of her skateboard setup. She rides on Thunder 139 hallows, 53mm Spitfire wheels, and a Meow deck. Check out her Setups video above for full breakdown.
Set to the background of Shanghai, “Shen City Peaks” captures Brian Peacock on his home court. With near infinite marble plazas to skate, Peacock delivers what some may call his official welcome to adidas Skateboarding video part. Sit back and enjoy the nearly six-minutes of ledge & manual wizardry with bonus clips from fellow team members Rodrigo Teixeira, Lucas Puig and more. Featuring Brian Peacock, Lucas Puig, Rodrigo Teixeira, Jenn Soto, Mariah Duran and Stephen Khou.
Head to New York City with the adidas Skateboarding team to take witness the second Das Days series of 2018. Kicking off with the global launch of our new 3MC collection followed up with a Block Party featuring best trick contests set to the backdrop of live music from Beach Fossils and more. Throughout the week, the NYC skateboard community showed up for a taping of The Nine Club with Tyshawn Jones, an evening of skate trivia brought by Useless Skate Knowledge and Showcase X curated by Mark Gonzales. To complete the event series, the team spent a day in the streets skating from Brooklyn to Manhattan for City Copa. Featuring Yaje Popson, Nora Vasconcellos, Mariah Duran, Jenn Soto, Tyshawn Jones, Mark Suciu, Mark Gonzales, Miles Silvas, Felipe Gustavo and more.
Let’s keep it simple – five skateboarders, five hammers each. Red Bull Skateboarding’s “5 FOR 5” is back, and the third round is the finest product yet. Featuring an all-female cast of rippers, Allysha Le, Jordyn Barratt, Julz Lynn, Mariah Duran and Samarria Brevard stepped up to the challenge when we asked them to deliver us a handful of their finest clips.
Shot over the course of a few months in the Southwest of the States, there’s a taste of every flavor of skate — street, vert, tranny and park. It’s a squad of skateboarding’s finest, and the result is the perfect hype reel for any schoolyard, alley, pool, park or ramp session.