Bowl Skating in Brazil – Vans Pro Skate Park Series

Absolutely nothing can stop the select skaters who will be competing in the Vans Pro Skate Park Series Qualifier tomorrow at the recently remodeled Costeira Skatepark in beautiful Florianopolis, Brazil. From corrupt presidents leaving the country’s government in shambles to the deadly Zika virus epidemic traveling throughout Brazil, the country doesn’t seem like the safest destination. Even ‘hardcore’ athletes who have been training for years for the upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio are staying home due to the scares the country is currently facing, but there’s no way any of this is going to discourage pro skaters from around the world from heading down to this utopian city to compete for stop two of the Vans Pro Skate Park Series. You can watch the action live tomorrow at 8AM Cali time at . Here are a few snaps courtesy of Lee Leal who is braving all danger and coming through like a champ with the eye candy.

– Words by Shelby Rew

– Photos by Lee Leal

_Vans-PS_RTMF_Pedro Pedro Barros. Photo by Lee Leal

Vans-PS_RTMF_Collin Collin Graham. Photo by Lee Leal

Vans-PS_RTMF_Greyson Greyson Fletcher. Photo by Lee Leal

Vans-PS_RTMF_Omar Omar Hassan. Photo by Lee Leal

ZVans-PS_RTMF_02 Vans Pro Skate Park Series Practice. Photo by Lee Leal



Press Release:


Ivan Federico, 1st place Challenger advancing to Semi-Finals. Photo by Helge Tscharn

Florianopolis, BRAZIL (June 10, 2016) – The race continues on the world stage as the Vans Pro Skate Park Series Brazil Qualifier goes live online tomorrow, June 11, beginning 12PM local time on World-renowned as a global epicenter for the next generation of bowlriders, Vans Park Series celebrates the second of four Global Qualifier events in the beautiful city of Florianopolis, Brazil. Rebuilt and donated to the community by Vans, the newly remodeled Costeira Skatepark will be the exciting backdrop for competition, featuring over 5,000 square feet of concrete paradise with a new flow to guarantee never-before-seen lines and maneuvers. The Vans Park Series Live Webcast will showcase skateboarders from around the world as they vie for valuable qualification points in pursuit of competing in the Vans Park Series World Championships finale, sanctioned by the International Skateboarding Federation as the definitive first-ever park terrain crowning event, to be held in Sweden this August.

Vans Pro Skate Park Series Brazil Qualifier is Live Tomorrow!



Florianopolis – Saturday June 11 @ 12PM

Los Angeles – Saturday June 11 @ 8AM

New York – Saturday June 11 @ 11AM

London – Saturday June 11 @ 4PM

Melbourne – Sunday, June 12 @ 1AM

Park Series Select Pros – Confirmed

Ben Hatchell

Chris Russell

Jack Fardell

Greyson Fletcher

Kevin Kowalski

Pedro Barros

Ronnie Sandoval

Grant Taylor

Rowan Zorilla

Top 11 Brazil Qualifier Challengers – Advancing

Ivan Federico

Tristan Rennie

Alex Sorgente

Robin Bollan

Tom Schaar

Vinicius Kakinho

Miguel Felipe de Oliveira

Collin Graham

Héricles Fagundes Galle

Cory Juneau

Lucas Xaparral


Willy Lara

Murillo Peres

Visit for the latest updates, contest schedules, rider profiles, and follow the action on InstagramFacebook and Snapchat at @vansparkseries.

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