The 2018 SLS World Tour ended with a nail-biting showdown on Sunday, December 16, at Vans Off the Wall Skatepark in Huntington Beach, California. In front of a capacity crowd and thousands of viewers on live stream, Japan’s Yuto Horigome claimed first place in the second 2018 SLS World Tour stop, while Monster Energy’s Nyjah Huston had to settle for seventh place after struggling with a technical handrail move.
On a positive note, today’s finish qualifies Huston for the upcoming Super Crown World Championship in January 2019, where he will defend his title as reigning Super Crown champion against the world street skateboarding elite.
Sidelined from earlier SLS season events due to a knee injury, Huston needed today’s final chance to secure his way into the Super Crown event. Having won the coveted trophy four times in his career already, the 24-year-old from Laguna Beach, California, entered today’s contest seated in 23rd place in 2018 SLS season standings and looking for a score boost.