The most legendary European skate contest is back and Nyjah Huston took first place in the street skateboard competition at CPH Open 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark, this weekend. In the official contest inside Royal Copenhagen Skatepark, the 27-year-old from Laguna Beach, California, took first place amid A-list pros.
From June 16-19, the CPH Open featured top-notch skateboarding in cash-for-tricks competitions at spots all over the city. The massive crowds witnessed some of the best skateboarding on the planet, supplemented by concerts and art exhibits with a wild energy that’s unique to CPH Open. After a brief hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, CPH Open returned stronger than ever in 2021 and all the stars were out for its 2022 edition.
The technical, wooden street course provided ample opportunity to get creative and technical, which just so happens to be Huston’s calling card! In his final run, the American street skater rifled off technical tricks such as nollie heelflip varial, switch frontside kickflip and Caballerial kickflip the kicker, nollie frontside heelflip lipslide, switch heelflip and switch frontside heelflip the gap to flat, huge frontside bigspin fakie the hip, half Cab crooked revert, half Cab kickflip noseslide, and switch heelflip frontside 5-0 the Hubba for the win.
In the Best Trick event presented by Independent Trucks on a rail-into-bank obstacle, Huston also shut down the contest and scored a few hundred dollars by putting down backside noseblunt slide, nollie heel backside lipslide, kickflip backside Smith grind, and huge frontside flip into the bank.