After sold-out Sunday, organizers want to bring another skateboarding competition to city

Pamela Rosa, Jagger Eaton win Super Crown Championships in Jacksonville

The world's best skateboarders were crowned at the Street League Skateboarding Competition on Sunday. It was the first time the River City hosted the event.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Some of the world’s best skateboarders competed at the Street League Skateboarding competition on Sunday.

In the end, Brazilian Pamela Rosa took home the Women’s Super Crown Championship and Olympic bronze medalist Jagger Eaton of Arizona won the men’s title.

It is the first time the River City has hosted the event. The organizer of the event said this weekend went perfectly and he wants to bring another skateboarding championship like this back to Jacksonville.

Twenty-five of the world’s best skateboarders participated in a Street League Competition on Saturday and Sunday at the Riverfront Plaza in Jacksonville.

Rob Dyrdek from the MTV show “Ridiculousness” was one of the famous skateboarders who helped design this skate park.

Dejuan Daniels was one of the many people who were at the competition Sunday.

“It’s a blessing. It’s been a long time coming,” he said.

Daniels says he’s been watching these skateboard pros for 20 years.

“To have the SLS this is really big for the Jacksonville community,” Daniels added.

It was Gabriel Haeiggir’s first time in Jacksonville. He came to support pros from his home country.

“I love skateboarding and I love the Brazilian guys and girls,” Haeiggir said.

Alan Verlander one of the organizers of the event said Jacksonville was the perfect location.

“This place was rocking. There wasn’t an empty seat. There maybe was too many people but that’s a good thing,” he said.

One reason Street League Skateboarding brought the competition to Jacksonville is because Kona Skate Park in Woodland Acres is the nation’s oldest skatepark.

The organizer said the event sold out Sunday and local bars and restaurants have benefitted from this event as well.


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