Rayssa does it again! Monster Energy congratulates team rider Rayssa Leal on claiming first place in the Women’s Skateboard Street competition at STU Open 2022 in Rio de Janeiro this weekend. In a high-stakes final on Sunday, the 14-year-old from Imperatriz, Brazil, took the win and $50,000 cash prize with her signature blend of finesse and technical street skating.
In Sunday’s Men’s Skateboard Street final, 29-year-old Kelvin Hoefler from São Paulo, Brazil, put on a strong performance to claim third place in an elite field. In the Men’s Skateboard Park contest one week earlier, 22-year-old Monster Energy rider Luiz Francisco from São Paulo, Brazil, rose all the way to the podium to claim third place.
Now in its fifth edition, STU Open Rio celebrates innovative skateboarding and urban culture amidst a festival atmosphere in Rio de Janeiro. Presented in partnership with Monster Energy, this year’s Skate Total Urbe (STU) event showcased some of the biggest names in global skateboarding over the course of two weeks.