OCEAN CITY, Md.- The Dew Tour on Monday announced the first round of confirmed athletes for the Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean City from Aug. 16-19. The new Dew Tour - featuring three large-scale events - will debut with skateboard and BMX competitions, a surf event and multiple music performances. Top confirmed athletes include Baltimore native Bucky Lasek, skate vert dominator Pierre-Luc Gagnon and BMX legend Jamie Bestwick.
"I'm really looking forward to coming back to my hometown to compete in the Pantech Beach Championships," said Lasek. "The Dew Tour's concrete bowl is second to none, and with all the great events for fans and beach atmosphere, it's sure to be a fun time for everyone."
There will be no shortage of skateboarding's big names in Ocean City for the Pantech Beach Championships. In addition to Lasek and Gagnon, the vert ramp will host Pedro Barros, Mitchie Brusco, Bob Burnquist, Sandro Dias, Tom Schaar and Elliott Sloan. At the Mega 2.0(tm) ramp, spectators will have a chance to see skate prodigy Schaar, the first person to land a 1080, as well as fellow young gun Brusco. Confirmed Mega 2.0(tm) skaters also include Burnquist, Gagnon and Jagger Eaton. The Dew Tour's signature concrete skate bowl will be brought to the beach, with two competitions. Barros, Dias, Lasek, Andy Macdonald, Ben Hatchell and Nolan Munroe are among those confirmed to compete in the pro contest, while Steve Caballero and Chris Miller head up the list of skate pioneers showing off their timeless skills in the Legends contest. Additional Legends will include Steve Alba, Christian Hosoi and Lance Mountain.
BMX will bring the heat in Ocean City, as Steve McCann and Chad Kagy hit the vert and Mega 2.0(tm)ramps, while Jamie Bestwick will attempt to hold his standing as the indomitable vert competitor. The best in BMX park will tear apart a course just feet from the ocean, with Kyle Baldock, Brett Banasiewicz, Drew Bezanson, Garrett Reynolds, Ben Wallace, 2011 Dew Cup winner Scotty Cranmer and more battling it out on the beach.
Confirmed skateboard and BMX athletes include:
SKATE LEGENDS BOWL
SKATE MEGA 2.0TM
BMX MEGA 2.0TM