Monster Energy congratulates Kevin Peraza on taking third place at the series finale of the Vans BMX Pro Cup during the US Open of Surfing. Peraza has barely had a chance to catch a breath from his X Games gold medal victory before heading to the beach to compete in this unique, style-focused bowl event with the 40 best bowl riders in the world.
Approaching the event the only way he knows how, Peraza dropped in with a smile on his face and scored second place in the qualifiers on Friday. With a packed crowd in the stands, the finals on Sunday had a fairly unique scoring system: a three-run, overall-impression-judging system meant that both consistency and variety were key. And Peraza’s riding is just that. A cancan-tire grab over the channel, alley-oop downside tailwhip transfer, 270-indown over the hip, superman seatgrab, and his signature G-turns were all tricks that Peraza was firing out. Staying on his bike through all three runs put Peraza on the podium at the end of the day.