This past weekend of August 18th, the Dew Tour hit Ocean City, Maryland for a stop on its tour, the Pantech Beach Championships. The tour took over the ocean side area next to the OC inlet and put on a great show all the way around. Events included both biking and skating: vert, park, flatland, bowl, and mega skate ramp, not to mention a surf expression session and a bunch of concerts mixed in between events, headlined by Lupe Fiasco on Friday night.
[Bob Burnquist and Andy MacDonald getting ready to drop in]
StoreYourBoard was down in OC checking out the scene and meeting up with some competitors and fans. In between all that, we took time out to watch the finals of our favorite event: the skate vert. The vert comp included some big, established names like Bucky Lasek, Andy MacDonald, and Bob Burnquist. It also included up and coming stars like 12 year old Tom Schaar and 15 year old Mitchie Brusco.
The final round did not disappoint. The riders were going huge trying to capture the top spot in the vert finals. Everyone landed some monster tricks and watching it live, you couldn't tell who was going to pull out the win. In the end, Pierre-Luc Gagnon took first, followed by Bucky Lasek and Sandro Dias.
If you get a chance to check out a Dew Tour stop - do it - these guys rocked.
[Spotted - Shaun White]