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Barcelona's Purpose-Built Permanent Skate Plaza Hosted the World’s Best Street Skateboarders

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Barcelona's Purpose-Built Permanent Skate Plaza Hosted the World’s Best Street Skateboarders
Barcelona has long been considered Europe’s Mecca of street skateboarding, with an incomparable abundance and variety of prime skate spots to attract the best amateur and professional skateboarders. This May, the world’s best street skateboarders converged upon Barcelona this May for the SLS Nike SB Pro Open and the biggest opportunity in skateboarding: to compete against the elite Street League Skateboarding (SLS) professional roster for the chance to join the ranks of the 2015 SLS Nike SB World Tour.

The 2015 SLS Nike SB Pro Open took place on the newly built permanent Skate Agora BDN Barcelona concrete skate plaza, a project brought to life by Lateral Thinking and Nike SB in collaboration with the City of Badalona and California Skateparks.

The 2015 SLS Nike SB Pro Open kicked off with the Qualifier heats that pitted the 30 very best non-SLS Pros from around the world against one another to determine the Top Eight who would continue to the Semi Finals in which the eight Qualifiers came up against the roster of elite SLS Pros to again whittle the field down to the top eight that advanced to the Finals.

Making the cut for the Finals of the 2015 SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Leader Board order were Chris Cole, Evan Smith, Nyjah Huston, Shane O’Neill, Chaz Ortiz, Paul Rodriguez, Tom Asta and Manny Santiago. Claiming victory to start the season strong was Nyjah Huston, taking home the Golden Ticket to this year’s Super Crown. Coming up just short with his last trick but claiming second place was fellow SLS Pro Paul Rodriguez, followed by newcomer Evan Smith who will be joining the tour this season along with Cody McEntire.

Using the course in his own creative way, newcomer Evan Smith found something unique every time he stepped on his board. Here blasting a huge fs stalefish.


In his typical go-big style, Ryan Sheckler got the crowd on their feet with a a high-speed Ollie over the planter box to the bank beyond for a well-deserved 8.6, followed by a massive Backside 360 Ollie over the volcano all the way to the flat, unfortunately slipping out upon landing and denying him a place in the Finals.


Always having a good time, Chaz Ortiz a Backside Noseblunt Slide


Reigning SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Champion, Nyjah Huston, proved once again why he’s been the most winning skateboarder in SLS history

The SLS Nike SB World Tour continues back in the United States with a series of televised arena events on FOX Sports 1. Starting in skateboarding’s hometown of Los Angeles, CA, it then continues on to Newark, NJ, and back across to Chicago, IL, for the street skateboarding competition that matters the most: the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship where the top eight elite street skateboarders will compete for the title of Champ.

The exclusive kick-off special of the 2015 SLS Nike SB Pro Open will take place on FOX Sports 1 on May 28 at 8:00pm ET for audiences in the United States. Skateboarding fans in the USA can watch the entire 2015 SLS Nike SB World Tour on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO while fans around the world can catch the official Street League live webcasts on StreetLeague.com.

SLS NIKE SB WORLD TOUR DATES AND VENUES:

  • July 11 SLS Nike SB World Tour: Stop One | Galen Center at USC | Los Angeles, CA
  • August 23 SLS Nike SB World Tour: Stop Two | Prudential Center | Newark, NJ
  • October 4 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship | UIC Pavilion | Chicago, IL

For more information and full highlights and re-airs of the exclusive SLS Nike SB Pro Open webcast visit StreetLeague.com.

Photos: © SLS

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