Vans Showdown

Vans Showdown

July 29 - August 4, 2019

Huntington Beach, California

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A men and women invite-only jam format event with best trick contests and obstacles designed by select brands.

Location

Huntington Beach, California

Schedule

If you're under 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the waiver. If your parent or legal guardian is not present, the waiver must be notarized.

  • Monday, July 29th
    • 11am – 1pm: Open Session to the Public 1 – Skateboarding, Register Here
    • 1pm – 3pm: Open Session to the Public 2 – Skateboarding, Register Here
    • 3pm – 5pm: Open Session to the Public 3 – BMX, Register Here
  • Tuesday, July 30th
    • 11am – 1pm: Open Session to the Public 1 – Skateboarding, Register Here
    • 1pm – 3pm: Open Session to the Public 2 – BMX, Register Here
    • 3pm – 5pm: Open Session to the Public 3 – Skateboarding, Register Here
  • Wednesday, July 31st
    • 11am – 1pm: Open Session to the Public 1 – BMX, Register Here
    • 1pm – 3pm: Open Session to the Public 2 – Skateboarding, Register Here
    • 3pm – 5pm: Open Session to the Public 3 – Skateboarding, Register Here
    • 5pm – 6pm – Open Session continues with $1,000 Cash for Tricks, Register Here
  • Thursday, August 1st – Practice and Cash for Tricks
    • 11am – 1pm: Open Session to the Public – Skateboarding, Register Here
    • 1pm – 5pm: Registration and Open Practice
    • Scheduled Team Demos TBD
    • 4pm – 5pm: $1,500 Cash for Tricks
  • Friday, August 2nd – Practice and Cash for Tricks
    • 11am – 5pm: Registration and Open Practice
    • 3pm – 5pm: $2,000 Cash for Tricks
    • 4pm: Scoring Test Run
    • 5pm: Prelims Start List posted at TheBoardr.com
  • Saturday, August 3rd – Prelims and Cash for Tricks
    • 10am: Open Practice and Registration
    • 2pm: Prelims
      • 4 skater jams, 5 mins each
      • 2 mins in between each jam
      • Judged on overall impression of style, creativity, flow, speed, vibe, and fun
      • Top 12 men and top 3 women make the cut to the Finals
    • 4pm: $2,000 Cash for Tricks
    • 5pm:
      • Wildcards announced – chosen by select VIP’s and Legends
      • Finals Start List posted at TheBoardr.com
  • Sunday, August 4th – Live Broadcast – Finals and Best Tricks
    • 11am: Open Practice
    • 1pm: Industry Contest
      • 3 skater jams, 3 mins each
      • Winner takes all - $1,000
      • Award and Open Practice resumes
    • 2:30pm: Last Chance Qualifier
      • Open to all contestants that didn’t make the cut (and anyone else we feel like throwing in there)
      • 15 min jam
      • 1 skater advances to the Finals
    • 3pm: Finals
      • 3 skater jams, 5 mins each
      • 2 mins in between each jam
      • Judged on overall impression of style, creativity, flow, speed, vibe, and fun
    • 4pm: Best Trick
    • 4:30pm: Awards

    $125,000 Prize Purse

    • Women’s Main Event
      • 1st: $13,000, 2nd: $7,000, 3rd: $5,000
    • Men’s Main Event
      • 1st: $13,000, 2nd: $7,000, 3rd: $5,000, 4th: $3,000, 5th: $3,000, 6th: $2,500, 7th: $2,000, 8th: $2,000, 9th: $1,500, 10th: $1,000, 11th: $1,000, 12th: $1,000
    • Industry $1,000
    • Best Trick
      • 1st: $2,000, 2nd: $1,500, 3rd: $1,000
    • Work Horse, $1,000
    • Most Sweaty, $1,000
    • Best Style, $1,000
    • Most Creative, $1,000
    • Fun Seeker, $1,000
    • You Showed Up, $1,000
    • Cash for Tricks Wednesday $1,000
    • Cash for Tricks Thursday $1,500
    • Cash for Tricks Friday $2,000
    • Cash for Tricks Saturday $2,000
    • General Cash $3,000
    • Awards Revealed on Site $37,000

    Course

    Vans Showdown US Open Course

Meet the Event Staff

The Boardr Staff has decades of experience in executing top quality large and small events in our industry. Introduce yourself and hit us up with any questions or help you need.

Ryan Clements from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Ryan Clements, Director

Tim O'Connor from Morristown NJ Skateboarder Profile

Tim O'Connor, Announcer

James Craig from Fullerton CA Skateboarder Profile

James Craig, Assistant

Stiv Markovich from Tampa FL Skateboarder Profile

Stiv Markovich, Assistant

Chaz Miley from Columbus GA Skateboarder Profile

Chaz Miley, Photography

Matt Milligan from Ft. Myers/Portland FL/OR Skateboarder Profile

Matt Milligan, Head Judge

Jeremy Wray from Placentia CA Skateboarder Profile

Jeremy Wray, Judge

Rick McCrank from Vancouver B.C. Canada Skateboarder Profile

Rick McCrank, Celebrity Judge

Brian Anderson from SF CA Skateboarder Profile

Brian Anderson, Celebrity Judge

Geoff Rowley from Long Beach CA Skateboarder Profile

Geoff Rowley, Celebrity Judge

Reese Forbes from Sherman Oaks CA Skateboarder Profile

Reese Forbes, Celebrity Judge

Eric Dressen from Los Angeles CA Skateboarder Profile

Eric Dressen, Celebrity Judge

The Boardr Events List

This is a list of events that The Boardr is associated with. To see our full industry events list, click here.

With headquarters in Tampa, Florida, The Boardr hosts worldwide, top quality skateboarding competitions and events. From coordinating top international contest series like the Vans Pro Skate Park Series, fun and ripping pro contests like Copenhagen Open, to plenty of local events like the Grind for Life Series in Florida (which recently expanded to national), you'll find us in your backyard soon no matter where on the globe you push your wood and wheels.

Upcoming Events

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Upcoming Event Date Description
Vans Park Series Americas Regionals

Vans Park Series Americas Regionals

Huntington Beach, California

August 22 - 24, 2019

2 Days Away!
It's the fourth year of the Vans Park Series that leads to the World Chamionships. Full Details
Hot Wheels™ Junior Series Built by Woodward at Woodward Tahoe, California

Hot Wheels™ Junior Series Built by Woodward at Woodward Tahoe, California

Tahoe, California

August 23 - 25, 2019

2 Days Away!
An open skateboarding and BMX contest for kids 16 and under of all skill levels. Helmets are required at all Hot Wheels Junior Series events. Full Details
Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at San Luis Obispo

Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, California

August 31, 2019

10 Days Away!
The GFL Series is a national, all ages and skills series in both street and bowl benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses. Full Details
Empire Open

Empire Open

Montreal, Canada

August 29 - September 1, 2019

8 Days Away!
Each year Empire Open (formerly Am Getting Paid) hosts The Boardr Am Finals. Winners of each stop at The Boardr Am now get a trip to Montreal and a chance at the $20,000 prize purse here. Full Details
Vans Park Series Pro Tour World Championships Utah

Vans Park Series Pro Tour World Championships Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

September 3 - 7, 2019

2 Weeks Away
The final stop and World Championships for Vans Park Series. Full Details
Hot Wheels™ Junior Series Built by Woodward at Woodward, Pennsylvania

Hot Wheels™ Junior Series Built by Woodward at Woodward, Pennsylvania

Woodward, Pennsylvania

September 27 - 29, 2019

5 Weeks Away
An open skateboarding and BMX contest for kids 16 and under of all skill levels. Full Details
Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at Houston

Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at Houston

Houston, Texas

October 5, 2019

6 Weeks Away
The GFL Series is a national, all ages and skills series in both street and bowl benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses. Full Details
Exposure Skate

Exposure Skate

Huntington Beach, California

November 2, 2019

3 Months Away
This is the 8th Annual Exposure Skate event for women. Full Details
Coffee and Donuts at The Boardr HQ

Coffee and Donuts at The Boardr HQ

Tampa, Florida

November 11, 2019

3 Months Away
Got a late flight out on Monday? Join us in the morning here at HQ where we'll be recovering from the weekend, skating, and talking about all the madness that went down at Tampa Am. Full Details
Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at Tampa - Contest and Annual Awards

Grind for Life Series Presented by Marinela at Tampa - Contest and Annual Awards

Tampa, Florida

December 14, 2019

4 Months Away
The GFL Series is a national, all ages and skills series in both street and bowl benefiting the Grind for Life Organization, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that assists cancer patients with travel expenses. Full Details