Vans’ Second Annual Girls Combi Pool Classic took place this past Saturday; a unique event in women's skateboarding that brings together the top female skaters in the world to compete. Hoopla riders took top honors in the Pro event; with 15 year old Allysha Bergado taking home 1st place, and hoopla creator, Mimi Knoop, coming in a close 2nd! Hoopla rider, Nora Vasconcellos put together some of the most creative lines of the day and finished in 6th place respectively. Annika Vrklan also placed 6th in the AM contest. Congrats to all the girls and thanks to Vans for the amazing event! (Photos shot by: Julian Bleecker, Garret Naka, Dan Sparagna.)
Vans Combi Pool Classic banner created by Vans for the winners.
Mimi, Allysha, and Lizzie right before the finals.
Allysha Bergado and her giant check!
The top 6 girls!
Mimi Knoop frontside boneless in the corner of the combi.
Allysha Bergado doing a massive lien air in the square pool.
Allysha and Nora during practice.
CB handing out hoopla prizes
hoopla info booth upstairs in the arcade.
Annika and her teeth
CB giving the AM winners their hoopla prize deck.
Nora flying though the air.
Boarding For Breast Cancer, Poseidon Foundation, & Silly Girl info booths.
Jen O’brien rocking her hoopla tee during her heat.
Mimi skating during practice
Mimi and our judge for the day, Steve Caballero
Nora grinding on the coping.