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Posted by: Sportslink on 12/15/2016

Surfing, skateboarding kick off new series

Surfing, skateboarding kick off new series A new partnership between footwear brand Vans and the Australian Open of Surfing brings premier action sports competition to Sydney.

It’s the first stop on the 2017 Vans Park Series World Championships of skateboarding tour, the official VPS Oceania Championships for men and women, and the seasonal kick off to the Vans BMX Pro Cup inaugural series.

With both surfing and skateboarding set to debut at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and BMX’s future potential to evolve as an Olympic discipline, the Australian Open of Surfing will set the global stage for promising gold medal talent as the world’s best surfers, skateboarders and BMX riders descend upon Manly Beach from February 25 until March 5, 2017.

As the claimed premier league for professional park terrain skateboarders, the Vans Park Series World Tour will feature five global qualifier events spanning five countries over six months, culminating with the official Vans Park Series ISF World Championships.

Pictured: Young gun Reef Heazlewood takes on the older field in the Open Surfmasters at this year's Australian Surf Festival In Coffs Harbour.

Image Credit: Rubin Morris / Nikon - www.mynikonlife.com.au