As the youngest competitor in the SLS Tour Qualifier, Monster Army’s Filipe Mota finished right off the podium in fourth place. After earning his way into the final through the grueling Prelims, then making the cut to the Final 4, the 14-year-old from Brazil put down a perfect line including heelflip frontside boardslide the rail, kickflip the pyramid, backside Smith grind the kicker rail, kickflip backside tailslide the Hubba, heelflip the Euro Gap, and bigspin frontside boardslide the rail for 8.0 points. In Best Trick, Mota put down a perfect kickflip backside tailslide shove-it on the Hubba (8.2 points) and bigspin frontside bluntslide the rail (8.2 points) for a 24.4-point total score.
Missed the live stream on Saturday? No worries! Fans can go online now and watch the videos featuring all the action from Saturday’s SLS Tour Qualifier event. The television showcase was produced by Thrill One Sports and Entertainment, the world’s largest independent action sports company.
Now that live events are back, what’s in store on the 2021 Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Championship Tour? Simply put, the kind of breakthrough tricks, intense rivalries and down-to-the-wire finals only found in street skateboarding’s leading professional competition series! Look forward to a hand-selected lineup of elite skaters – featuring recent Olympic medalists – battling for SLS Super Crown Championship points.
Monster Energy is headed into the season with an elite roster including six-time SLS World Champion and current title holder Nyjah Huston alongside teammates Ishod Wair, Aurelien Giraud, Matt Berger, and Olympic silver medalist Kelvin Hoefler.
In Women’s Street competitions, get ready for 13-year-old skateboard phenom and Olympic silver medalist Rayssa Leal from Brazil, American Fabiana Delfino, and 2021 Women’s Street Skateboarding World Champion, 19-year-old Aori Nishimurafrom Tokyo, Japan at tour stops starting in late August.
From August 27-28, the SLS Championship Tour: Salt Lake City & “Tony Hawk's Vert Alert” bring the stoke as a free-to-the-public event at Utah State Fairgrounds. The two-day skateboarding showcase will also debut “Tony Hawk’s Vert Alert” featuring a “Legends Demo” and the biggest airs and most progressive tricks in vertical skateboarding on Hawk’s state-of-the-art vert ramp. The contest will also include Monster Energy vert rider and X Games gold medalist Moto Shibata.
Next up, the SLS Championship Tour: Miami will continue the series at the SkateBird facility in Miami, Florida, from October 29-30. The SLS tour stop will mark the first major event on the recently opened, SLS-certified street plaza. For the grand finale, the SLS Super Crown World Championship weekend will crown the 2021 men’s and women’s world champions at Jacksonville Landing, Florida from November 13-14.
“SLS set the gold standard for professional street skateboarding and pioneered the format for our sport’s Olympic debut. Now, we are continuing to raise the bar and drive towards the next era of skateboarding with the 2021 SLS Championship Tour, culminating with a spectacular finale at the Jacksonville Landing,” said Carr, CEO of Thrill One Sports and Entertainment.