Monster Energy congratulates Tom Schaar on taking third place in Skateboard Park at the annual Air + Style action sports and music festival in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The first-ever skateboarding competition at Air + Style Los Angeles saw Schaar battling some of the world’s best park skateboarders – including riders from Australia, Brazil, Sweden, and the United States – on a custom-built concrete course at Expo Park. In a high-energy final under festival spotlights, the 18-year-old from Malibu, California, proved his versatile riding skills after taking second place in Saturday’s Best Trick event.
Air + Style started in 1994 as a pure-play snowboard competition in Innsbruck, Austria, focused on big aerial stunts. Over the years, the stadium event has grown into a global series that blends live music, action sports, art, and culture. In 2015, Air + Style made its North American debut in Los Angeles curated by pro snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist Shaun White. For this year’s edition, White drew on his own skate background to add Skateboard Park into the festival line-up, next to musical acts including Phoenix, Zedd and Gucci Mane as well as a snowboard “street” event.