6th Annual DJV Contest
26/05/2018 - 26/05/2018
Vans Park Series - Europa Continental Championships, Sweden 2018
25/05/2018 - 26/05/2018
Zumiez Best Foot Forward - Miami, FL 2018
Vans Hi Standard Series - Timberline, OR (HCSC) 2018
27/06/2018 - 27/06/2018
Thredbo Snow Series – Rail Jam 2018
29/06/2018 - 29/06/2018
Thredbo Snow Series – Ridercross 2018
23/07/2018 - 23/07/2018
Oakley Surf Shop Challenge - Northwest 2018
24/05/2018 - 25/05/2018
Oakley Surf Shop Challenge - Southwest 2018
Men's Heroes de Mayo Iquique Pro 2018
21/05/2018 - 26/05/2018
On a scorching hot day at the IAPI plaza in Porto Alegre, Brazil a skateboarding firework display culminated in a head-to-head final skate-off between JP Oliveira and Spain's Christian Estrada to decide the outcome of the 2016 Red Bull Skate Arcade World Final, with the local boy Oliveira taking home the title.
"The final against Christian was too much. He skated well all day, trick after trick. I had up to step it up to match him," said Oliveira, who has experience of the format from Red Bull Skate Arcade 2014. "Skating the contest is different in Brazil, with all the fans and this good energy. This helped me a lot!" he added.
Second-placed Estrada said he was happy with his skating, but the expended energy began to take its toll as the day wore on under that punishing Brazilian heat. "The final went well, but I admit that the physical side became evident," he said. "After five heats, I was a little tired and couldn't give my best, but it was all very cool."
The final saw 23 skaters from 22 countries competing, whittled down from an online qualifying field of 70,000 skaters from around 100 countries.
As ambassador for Red Bull Skate Arcade 2016, Brazilian Felipe Gustavo was also in Porto Alegre as one of the judges. "It's a different platform, one that gives opportunity to many people around the world. It was very cool," he commented. "As a judge, I confess I was a little afraid of being unfair, but two other skaters were judging with me, so we talked a lot before finalising the results."
For more information visit the 2016 Red Bull Skate Arcade World Final event site here.
By Red Bull / Niall Neeson