The 2017 Dew Tour Long Beach weekend was one that won’t be forgotten soon – knockout performances by some of the best athletes in the sport, a new, unique focus and integration of art into the course and venue, and community involvement all come together to create an experience that stands out from the traditional contest format.
With more than 32,000 spectators in attendance, the energy was palpable all weekend long, with the excitement reaching its crescendo as the pro finals got underway on Sunday.
Alongside all of the competition, fans enjoyed custom skateable sculptures by artist Steven Harrington, installations by Stanley Tools and the US Army, and The Art of Doing Exhibit, created in partnership by Mountain Dew x artist Rana June of Lightwave Studio.
While the Dew Tour Village and interactive installations took the Dew Tour to the next level, it was the sheer level of skill from the athletes that kept everyone stoked throughout the weekend. Here are a dew of the key highlights.
Cory Juneau wins Pro Bowl
San Diego local Cory Juneau took the win at the Pro Bowl finals this year, scoring a 92.00. His smooth style and varied selection of tricks, including a frontside flip, frontside disaster, and front 50/50 to fakie, kept judges impressed.
Second place, Honolulu’s Heimana Reynolds, came in right behind Juneau with a score of 89.00, an impressive feat in its own right. Reynolds had come straight from placing second in the 2017 National Scholastic Surfing Association Championships to make the qualifiers at Dew Tour, making this weekend especially significant.
Clay Kreiner of San Diego placed third in the Pro Bowl competition, ending just two points shy of Reynolds with an 87.00.
Kelvin Hoefler takes 1st at Pro Street
All eyes were on Kelvin Hoefler as he snagged the coveted Dew Tour Pro Street winner title this weekend, utilizing a diverse array of tricks including a kickflip nose manual up the Euro gap, a Cab back tail to fakie and a kickflip frontside lipslide down the 9-stair rail.
The Pro Street competition was switched up a bit this year, with 12 athletes being narrowed down to six at the start of the day. After battling it out in the Tech, Rail and Gap sections, the six top overall scoring skaters moved onto one 10-minute Super Final in the Gap section, with the addition of rails to spice things up.
Overall, Brazil’s Hoefler impressed judges the most, and he walked away with the win.
Here is a full list of results from the weekend:
PRO BOWL FINALS
1. Cory Juneau (USA), 92.00
2. Heimana Reynolds (USA), 89.00
3. Clay Kreiner (USA), 87.00
4. Ivan Caluso Federico (ITA), 83.00
5. Chris Russell (USA), 81.00
6. Willy Lara (USA), 79.00
7. Alex Sorgente (USA), 77.80
8. Tom Schaar (USA), 75.60
Zumiez Destroyer Award Pro Bowl
Chris Russell (USA)
PRO STREET FINALS
1. Kelvin Hoefler (BRA), 95.40
2. Nyjah Huston (USA), Orange County, CA USA 22, 93.00
3. Yuto Horigome (JPN), 18, 91.40
4. Shane O’Neill (AUS), 89.20
5. Micky Papa (CAN), 84.20
6. Tommy Fynn (AUS), 80.60
Zumiez Destroyer Award Pro Street
Alec Majerus (USA)
AM STREET FINALS
1. Tyson Bowerbank (USA), Tech 83.00, Rails 80.00, Gaps 86.60, Total 249.60
2. Maurio McCoy (USA), Tech 70.20, Rails 81.80, Gaps 94.00, Total 246.00
3. Jack Olson (USA), Tech 79.80, Rails 85.60, Gaps 76.40, Total 241.80
4. Axel Cruysberghs (BEL), Tech 80.00, Rails 85.00, Gaps 73.00, Total 238.00
5. Trevor McClung (USA), Tech, Rails, Gaps, Total
6. Ivan Monteiro (USA), Tech 72.00, Rails 92.00, Gaps 72.00, Total 236.00
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