With an explosive performance in the finals, Tom Schaar surpasses the field, soaring through the Huntington Beach qualifier with massive heights and incredible speed to take the glory. Schaar celebrates his second podium win of the season after taking Australia back in March, and confirms his position as the number one skater in the 2017 VPS Challenger rankings. Schaar is joined by Ben Hatchell, 2nd, and CJ Collins, 3rd.
Men’s VPS Global Qualifier Huntington Beach Results, August 5
Men’s Vans Park Series Pro Tour Global Challenger Rankings
The top seven highest-ranking tour challengers to advance will join the VPS Select Pros and VPS Continental Champions for one final showdown to determine a new park terrain skateboarding World Champion.
Tomorrow night Thrasher Magazine brings out the brews and bronze as Kyle Walker joins Geoff Rowley (2000), Ishod Wair (2013) and Anthony Van Engelen (2015) in receiving skateboarding’s highest honor, the Skater of the Year.
Last Friday Zumiez and Vans teamed up to unveil the re-build of Long Beach’s famous Cherry Park skate plaza by California Skate parks. The park opened to the public at 2pm where Geoff Rowley and Daniel Lutheran ripped amongst the locals and broke in some of the new obstacles. Free hot dogs and drinks kept the crowd stoked while waiting in line for the Vans team signing and to top the day off Toronto’s Fucked Up performed a high energy set for the Cherry locals.
Kwalks, Rowley & Chima are in Barcelona this weekend for Street League and a little side mission of actual street skating. Here Kyle, “warms up,” with a frontside flip.
Click over to Rowley’s Insta to check his angle and the rest of the line and be sure to watch the boys in the SUPER-EARLY Saturday morning webcast of the Street League Qualifiers (5am PST!!!!) on streetleague.com.