Chris Russell, sugarcane into first place at last year's Australian qualifier. Photo: Sky Guyatt.
After its epic debut last year, the Vans Park Series World Championship Tour will return in 2017, and, once again, the first stop is Australia. This year, the first global qualifier will take place March 3–4 on the beach in Manly, Sydney, as part of the Australian Open of Surfing – complete with a custom-built concrete bowl created especially for the comp.
The Vans Park Series Oceania Continental Championships will take place before the Pro Tour global qualifier event, welcoming a new crop of challengers into the field. The Continental champs will advance directly to the VPS World Championships in September.
The Vans Park Series Continental and National Championships is open to all skaters, men and women (conditions apply). It provides an official path to the Vans Park Series World Champs, and a chance to earn a spot on the 2018 VPS World Tour. Prospective competitors should visit vansparkseries.com for information.
Vans Park Series
2017 World Tour Schedule
For more details, head to this page on the VPS site.
Vans Australia's Nick Kris will be in with a shot at the Oceania Continental Championships. Overcrooks, Knox. Photo: Andrew Mapstone.