The second leg of the 2014 Street League Skateboarding Nike SB World Tour is happening today here in Los Angeles.
Founded by pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek in 2010, Street League Skateboarding (SLS) was created to foster growth, popularity, and acceptance of street skateboarding worldwide. Since then, SLS has evolved to become a platform that serves to excite the skateboarding community, educate both the avid and casual fans, and empower communities through its very own SLS foundation. In support of SLS’ mission, Nike SB joined forces with SLS in 2013 to create the SLS Nike SB World Tour.
To further raise the profile of street skateboarding, SLS begins a new multi-year television partnership with FOX Sports 1 for 2014. All SLS events will get extensive international coverage on FOX Sports 1, with additional live coverage on StreetLeague.com.
Today’s sold out event is being held at the Galen Center, an indoor arena facility owned and operated by the University of Southern California. If you don’t have tickets, don’t go mental just yet – the Prelims are being webcasted on the SLS website starting at 1:40PM PST, and the final will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 at 5PM PST.
It is no surprise that Nyjah Huston is a big time favorite, after winning in the first stop of the tour in Chicago. However, he slammed pretty hard yesterday during practice (check out some highlights here) and, despite claiming he’s fine today, no one should discount the threat of Luan Oliveira, Chris Cole or Torey Pudwill, just to name a few.
The Los Angeles course has been viewed as way more technical than the previous one and that can change the outcome of the results, favoring guys such as Shane O’Neill and Paul Rodriguez.
With a $75,000 prize on the line – plus the chance to enter and compete for the $200,000 first place check at the Super Crown World Championship in New Jersey next month – the top eight skaters will definitely put it all out in what promises to be an awesome competition.
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