Building A Skatepark

I’m a huge fan of skateboarding.  I know, it is quite shocking.  I love how much art and individualism that skateboarders put into their sport.  It is not easy to do those tricks.  I love going to skateboard competitions and seeing the pros compete.  Luckily, I live in Southern California which is home to many skateboarders, skateboard companies, and skateboard competitions.

I was able to attend all three days of the Maloof Money Cup last year at the OC Fair.  But unfortunately, I will be out of town this year.  What is the Maloof Money Cup?

The Maloof Money Cup, presented by Vans, returns to the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif. August 4-8. With nearly $450,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, the World’s Greatest Skateboarding Event will feature the VOLCOM Street Pro, Carl’s Jr. Pro Vert Championships, World Industries Amateur Championships, Women’s Pro Street, Tech Deck Best Trick Contest, Masters of Street and Vert, and a 50,000-square-foot Festival Village featuring skateboarding activities for all ages, autograph signings and live music.

I can be there for the LIVE event but I wanted to go and check out the course yesterday. They custom build the course from scratch every year, while the OC Fair is going on.  It is amazing how fast the arena can be transformed with the right crew.  I was amazed to see what they are doing this year.  It is very “Orange County” with palm tress, waves, and almost a downtown beach feel to it.  I think people will love what they have done.  And of course, I took some pictures.

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Maloof Money Cup 2010 Course Construction

Maloof Money Cup 2010 Course Construction

Maloof Money Cup 2010 Course Construction

Maloof Money Cup 2010 Course Construction

I was able to get some great photographs last year while the event was LIVE and going on.  Be sure to check out my posts from last year also.  I wish I could be there, but NYC is where I’ll be.  I will have to check out some of the footage over the weekend.

Maloof Money Cup 2009 Day One

Maloof Money Cup 2009 Day Two

Maloof Money Cup 2009 Day Three

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Bethany
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Oh wow, that's really cool! I've never been to a real skatepark.

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