The annual summer Dew Tour competition circles back for its second year at Lauridsen skatepark in Des Moines, Iowa, to host some of the world’s best women, men, and adaptive athletes in skateboarding. California Skateparks has laid down the foundation for the nation’s largest park and a world-class arena for top skateboarders to showcase the highest caliber of skateboarding to the world.
This year’s event is an invite-only competition that focuses on street and park disciplines. Field sizes include 12 skateboarders for the men and eight for the women. Each competition is straight to finals, where participants are allotted three 45-second runs, and their best run counts to their final score. Skateboarders are judged on overall impression on a 1–100-point scale.
2022 also marks the return of the Dew Tour’s Battle of the Shops, featuring mid-west regional skate shops featuring five mid-west regional skate shops: Subsect, Escapist, Familia, Uprise, and Infinity. Each shop will have two team riders represent their store and will be comping on the street course in two heats. The top three shops will then move on to a final where the winners will be placed.
With initial invites sent out, here’s an official first look at the invited athletes you can expect at Dew Tour in Des Moines, Iowa, and be sure to tune in to the live street and park broadcast on DewTour.com/live!