Mountain DewÂ® and TEN: The Enthusiast Network announced their athlete lineup for Dew Tourâ€™s FREE summer skateboard competition and festival coming to Long Beach, Calif. July 22-24 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. More than 40 athletes including pro skaters Sean Malto, Ryan Sheckler, Ryan Decenzo, Trevor Colden, Theotis Beasley, Micky Papa, Nyjah Huston and Louie Lopez will be competing in the weekend competition that will feature a new team competition and individual competition on a four-part reimagined course that was designed to inspire creativity and personal style.
The event will be webcast live in its entirety on DewTour.com, featuring action sports legend Todd Richards as the main announcer with JImmy Coleman, Chris Pastras, Blair Alley and Neal Hendrix. Additionally, the Dew Tour has announced live stream partnerships with Facebook Live, YouTube, Pluto.tv and Eversport and also can be seen on TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING and GRINDTV. Â On July 30 and 31, the Dew Tour skateboarding competition will be broadcast nationally on NBC TV.Â The July 30 airing is from 5-6 pm EST; July 31 is from 2-4 pm EST.
Dew Tour also revealed today a first look at the course and venue here. To see the most up-to-date athlete lineup, competition schedule and action-packed video content of both the teams and individual skaters, go to Dewtour.com. New videos revealing the individual competitors are dropping on Dewtour.com daily.
On Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 18 individual proâ€™s and nine teams made up of 40 of the worldâ€™s best skaters will face off against each other on a revolutionary new four-part skate course. â€œWe worked closely to tap into the skate expertise of our team at TRANSWORLD SKATEBOARDING and our partners at CA Rampworks to build one of the most innovative and progressive competition courses seen in skateboarding today,â€ said Dew Tour Content Director, Gerhard Gross. â€œWe had a vision for the team competition- we invited nine endemic brands to form teams of their best skaters to face off on four different coursesâ€“tech, gap, rail and bowl.â€
Each section of the course focuses on different areas of skateboarding. The Tech Section will be made up of Â flat rails, manual pads, and ledges, while the Gap Section will include a large assortment of gaps for athletes to get creative. The Rails Section will encompass rails varying in size from small to insane and the Bowl Section will be a flow course featuring, extensions, corners and plenty of flow.
â€œWe are looking forward to seeing the progression and diversity of skating on each of the courses we designed and built,â€ said Brian Harper, President of CA Rampworks. â€œWhen we are able to couple CA Productions sport organizing with the design-build process, the courses created are all unique and tailor-made for the specific event. CA Rampworks and CA Productions are proud to be partners with Dew Tour and can’t wait to see everyone skate next week.â€
“As a Mountain Dew skateboarder, Iâ€™m proud to be part of Dew Tourâ€™s new contest format that brings a unique four-part course layout,â€ said Sean Malto, professional skateboarder and DEW athlete. â€œItâ€™s important the skateboard community continues to evolve to not only draw in fans, but to also inspire skaters around the world. Adding a team competition brings an exciting element to the fans as well.â€
The individual competition will still be an important part of the event with individual skaters battling it out on Saturday, July 23. The summer skateboard event will kick-off with doors opening on Friday, July 22 offering the local community an opportunity to watch athletes in practice and get a first look at the entire festival including sponsor village activations, the interactive tech zone, Long Beach food trucks, local small businesses and more.
In addition, Dew Tour will be hosting an all hip-hop concert on Saturday night, July 23 at the Terrace Theatre in the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Taking center stage will be New York rapper Action Bronson and Californiaâ€™s own E-40 to co-headline the concert. Also performing that night will be Atlanta-based hip hop artist and rising star Kelechi. Â Tickets for Saturdayâ€™s concert are now available to purchase via Ticketmaster.
For fans looking for the ultimate experience at this summerâ€™s Dew Tour, tickets for the VIP experience are now on-sale here. VIP passes will give guests access to exclusive viewing areas that will get them up-close to all of the action, athletes and reimagined course, as well as access to all film screenings, the Saturday night concert, free food, drinks and more. For more info and to purchase VIP experience tickets, go to http://www.dewtour.com/skate/vip-pass/.
The Dew Tour summer skate event will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. on July 22- 24. Details on Dew Tourâ€™s upcoming winter event location and dates will be revealed in the coming months. To stay up to date on the latest content and event information coming out of Dew Tour, bookmark dewtour.com and follow on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and YouTube.