Do the Dew! Skateboard festival rolls into Long Beach

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Dew Tour’s summer skateboard competition and festival returns to Long Beach on Thursday at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. It continues until Sunday, June 18. Gates open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dew Tour is a FREE four-day weekend celebration of skateboarding featuring a four-part course, and team and individual competitions, an interactive sponsor village and festival with an outdoor concert area and public skate park.

Last year, the reimagined Dew Tour debuted in front of nearly 30,000 fans with a revolutionary new course and innovative Team Challenge competition featuring nine invited teams of four.

Ryan Sheckler, who claimed the 2016 individual title, Team Challenge winner Blind Skateboards, and fan-favorite Sean Malto are all confirmed to join another all-star line up of the world’s top pros at this year’s event.

“2016 was a phenomenal year for the reimagined Dew Tour,” said Dew Tour VP & GM Adam Cozens. “The introduction of new elements, like the Team Challenge, have been a big success. The Long Beach community was great and we’re thrilled to be coming back.”

The four-day competition, including the festival village, is free of charge, but the VIP Experience pass gives guests access to exclusive viewing areas, special seating, the Saturday night concert, free food, drinks and more.

Last year drew an impressive lineup of more than 40 pro skaters including: Sean Malto, Ryan Sheckler, Ryan Decenzo, Theotis Beasley, Micky Papa, Nyjah Huston and Louie Lopez.

Skaters competed individually and as part of nine invited hardgood teams facing off against each other on a progressive four-part skate course featuring tech, gap, rail and bowl sections.

The top pro skates join the competition featuring Tech, Rail and Gap sections on Friday and a new separate bowl competition on Saturday and Sunday, featuring an expanded bowl setup nearly double in size from last year.

A free hip hop concert featuring Metro Boomin with Cam’ron and Amine will be held 7 p.m. Saturday on the stage at Rainbow Lagoon Park. While the event is free, all concert-goers must download a ticket via the Dew Tour app presented by Moto Z Droid.

Dew Tour continues to add new events and evolve the course and competition formats in unique ways while maintaining its focus on action sports culture, art and music. It is an innovative contest series and content platform that brings together the world’s best skateboarders, snowboarders, skiers, artists, brands and fans in a celebration of creativity and style.

 

 

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