Competition kicked off at Dew Tour Long Beach on Saturday, and while the professionals were skating on the course the fans were either watching from the stands or mixing it up with athletes while getting down on activities in the Dew Tour Experience zone.
In addition to the four skateboard courses and the brand new Pro Competition format, fans were treated to ample opportunities to meet their favorite pros as well as tons of different games and giveaways courtesy of the sponsor tents inside the Dew Tour Experience.
First on the list for most of the fans was to get an autograph and bump fists with their favorite pros. From the entire Mountain Dew team with Theotis Beasley, Sean Malto, Trevor Colden, Jordan Maxham, Cody Davis, Carlos Zarazua and even the Ams, or over to the bLind Skateboard booth to meet Cody McEntire, Micky Papa, TJ Rogers and Trey Wood—the athletes were out and stoking out kids throughout the day.
Once fans got a high-five from the pros in the booths they would continue to wander the Dew Tour Experience for chances to win prizes and play games with the sponsors. At the Pro-Tec booth kids lined up to take aim at Bucky Lasek on a giant poster with a Nerf gun for some laughs and fun. Every booth on the block had their own rad ways of getting some free gear.
If you checked out the U.S. ARMY booth you had options. You could create a dog tag for a Dew Tour souvenir, bust out some push-ups for a t-shirt or hop in a simulator to get the feeling of flying in a helicopter. Needless to say, the helicopter simulator made for some serious fun for first timers.
To top off the Dew Tour Experience, local food trucks lined an area to provide fresh flavor for everyone’s fancy. One truck that always had a line was Wingstreet where guys were getting down and delicious flavors.
If you missed out on Dew Tour so far, come down for the final day on Sunday because the action will still be going at full speed. The event will be open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and will include the Dew Tour Experience as well as the Team Challenge featuring nine skateboard teams taking on the new courses. If you can’t come down in person, tune to DewTour.com at 1 p.m. PT to catch the live stream that starts off with the Daily Grind before getting into the action on the courses.