Dew Tour's all about celebrating skateboarding at every level. Sure, we've got the best pros and ams competing in their respective contests, but we want to make sure that intermediate and beginner skaters can get some time on the course. That's what Community Day is all about.
Photos by Brady Ferdig
This year, we invited local skate nonprofits to assemble a group of kids, and bring them on down to the Dew Tour Experience to have a great Dew Tour experience. Thanks to the Army, ore than 50 skaters, of all ages and skill levels.
Skate Dogs is a local Long Beach organization that teaches skate lessons all throughout the LA and Long Beach areas. A.S.K. is another--the Action Sports Kids Foundation gets kids focused on skateboarding as a healthy alternative to an unsavory lifestyle.
On Friday morning, before the pros got their contest underway, the kids donned helmets and took to the courses. All three street courses--rail, tech, and gap--were filled with young skaters, rolling around. When the courses got too crowded, the kids spilled over to the Dew Tour Experience's Sculpture Garden, Public Skatepark, and Pump Track--there's plenty to skate all throughout the event. When you put get young skaters in front of the top pros in the industry, before long they're itching to skate themselves. Letting them roll around on the very same courses as the pros is what it's all about--giving kids an experience they won't soon forget.