Fans can not only catch the tricks of some of the top surfers this weekend at The US Open of Surfing, but also skateboarders showing off their tricks in the street and bowl competitions. The Converse Coastal Carnage returns to the US Open to give fans another sport to watch, other than surf. The competition is a pro/am skate consisting of 40 of the world’s premier skateboarders. In it’s fourth year, the event will bring skateboarding fans from all over.
As in years past, Converse Coastal Carnage will be a jam format consisting of 10 qualifying rounds with four riders skating against each other at the same time. As an invite-only, pro/am event, Converse Coastal Carnage combines experienced professionals like U.S. Converse Skateboarding Ambassadors Mike Anderson, Sammy Baca and last year’s Converse Coastal Carnage winner Tom Remillard competing against a wave of fresh new talent including Converse Skateboarding Ambassador Kalani David. Also competing in skateboarding activations on the beach is Converse Skateboarding Ambassador Nick Trapasso.
Converse Coastal Carnage brings the look and feel of a retro pool to a modern skate competition. The course gets a major update from previous years with a double wooden bowl with plenty of hips, tight corners and mellow transitions; and will incorporate new obstacles that allow new and creative ways for skaters to approach the competition. The Converse Skate Pavilion, a mini-bowl located directly in front of the main course, also returns this year and is free and open to the public.
Hopefully, this skateboarding competition can become a tradition at The US Open of Surfing because of the different element it brings. Check out the video below on the competitors in the street skate venue.