Prime Skateboard Events of 2016

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Skateboard Events of 2016

We got you covered on the best skateboard events of 2016. Our team has put together a list of amateur and professional events from all over the world, to share with you. Check out our events page for specific details such as exact location, time, and schedule of this year’s events. We will keep you up to date with new event posts throughout the year.

Vans Pro Skate Park Series

Vans is holding an international competition, and the prize purse for this one is high! This is the very first World Championship of park skateboarding. The prize purse at each qualifier is at $75,000, making the total prize purse totaling over one half million US dollars. Through this event, Vans is looking to promote the discipline of park terrain riding to a world wide scale. The features in the competitions include spines, angled hips, extensions, escalators, set-back walls, elevation changes, gaps and transfers, variable grinding surfaces, etc. This competition is also open to all pro men and women skaters. 2016 is the mark of Vans 50th anniversary, which makes it the perfect year to promote skate progression around the world.

The Boardr Am Series

The Boardr Am Series are skateboard events open to all the amateurs. It is a great event with a $250.00 purse prize at each stop. There are 100 open spots at each stop, so hurry to claim your spot before they fill up! The winner of each location will be flown to the X Games, in Austin, to meet the other qualified amateurs. Events will be held in California, Arizona, Georgia, New York City, and Florida. Some locations are TBD, so check out our events page for updates. This is a good chance for all the amateurs to participate and to have the chance to travel to Austin, where Texas is keeping it weird. Good luck!

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2016 Downhill Longboard Events

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Focus and Speed

Downhill longboarding is a form of boarding that takes a lot of skill and focus. When going at speeds of 30, 40, or even up to 70mph on a longboard, you really got to hone in on the moment. The world record for speed currently stands at 80.83 mph and is held by Mischo Erban. Go Mischo, the fastest longborder in the world! That definitely would be a hair-raising scene to witness at downhill longboard events.

For all you longboarders that like to ride the mountains and hills, and for those who like to spectate, we at Whatever Skateboards put together a list of the top downhill longboard events coming up this 2016.

 

Downhill Longboard Events 2016

2/27 – MAGIC CITY MAYHEM GARAGE RACE in Miami Florida
2/28 – REY DE LA MONTA√ĎA FESTIVAL OF SPEED in Tarmatambo Peru
3/26 – CENTRAL IOWA DOWNHILL SHOWDOWN in Ledges State Park Madrid Iowa
5/3 – LAUNCH in Linden Australia
7/1 – Sector 9 The Whistler FREERIDE NO HANDS RACE in Whistler Canada

Women’s Events

And for all the women out there who love to shred, there is a great downhill longboard event going on in Sintra Portugal. For 8 days there is a WOMEN’S LONGBOARD CAMP #1 being held right by the sea on the Atlantic coast.