Ok everyone loved our Top 10 Girls To Follow on Twitter post, so this time we’re laying out what we think are the 10 best skate comps in the world that you should really try and visit in 2012 (or at least before you get so old that you can’t get on an aeroplane). We were looking for competitions that had an awesome atmosphere, perhaps a bit of history, obviously had some mad skills on display from pro riders, maybe some important media coverage, perhaps the inclusion of both beginner and intermediate skaters too, all sorts of things really. In no special order, here are our choices…
1) Rome World Cup held at The Spot Skate Park in Ostia, Rome, Italy from June 15th to June 17th.
2) NASS Girlzilla held at Royal Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK, from July 6th to July 8th
3) Mystic Skate Cup held at Mystic Skatepark, Prague, Czech Republic, from July 13th to July 15th.
4) European Skateboard Championships held at Kunsteisbahn St. Margarethen, Basel, Switzerland from 9th August to 12th August.
5) UK Girls Skate Jam held at Pioneer Skate Park, St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK on 30th June.
6) X Games held at the Staple Center , Los Angeles, California, America from June 28th to July 1st
7) Australian Bowlriders Championships held at Empire Skatepark, Bar Beach, Newcastle, Australia on 28th January
8) Suck My Trucks held at Skatehalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany on April 7th
9) Far ‘N’ High Contest held at Val d’Orge Skatepark, Villiers sur Orge, France from May 25th to May 27th
10) Air Attack held at Lotto Arena, Antwerp, Belgium on August 24th tyo August 26th.
There were so many we wanted to mention and include like Maloof Money Cup (but will there be a womens category?), Supergirl Jam (but is it running in 2012?), the Shoe Goo Girls Cup (but no dates yet for 2012?), the UK Ladies Series (no dates yet and really a series of events?), the Combi Pool Classic (dates?), the Just Another Female Skateboard Contest (no room?), Get Set Go (dates?), th Girls Assault Series (a series again?), All Girls Skate Jam (contest dates?) and the list goes on…
What do you think? What competitions would make your Top 10?