OCEAN CITY – The Dew Tour is set to begin next week with all new competitions and the largest music line-up in the event’s history.
The Dew Tour Pantech Beach Championship will return to Ocean City Aug. 16-19 as its first stop out of three this year.
The championship will be featuring three new large-scale events, Skate Legends Bowl, Skate Mega 2.0, and BMX Mega 2.0, along with skateboard and BMX competitions as well as a surf event and multiple music performances.
Also new this year is the Dew Tour Experience, which is free to everyone, and includes autograph signings, skate and BMX courses, giveaways, product displays, social media, scavenger hunts, and contests as well as Jumbotrons to view the athletic events live.
This year’s Dew Tour is also free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. There are premium pass tickets for sale.
Events will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 15, with Free Flow Tour (FFT) Skateboard Bowl Finals, 4-5 p.m. The Dew Tour Experience will be closed.
On Thursday, the FFT Skateboard Vert Finals will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. followed by the Skateboard Bowl semi-final 2-4:30 p.m., FFT BMX Park Final 4:30-5:30 p.m., BMX Vert Final Round I, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Skateboard Bowl Legends Final 7:30-8:30 p.m., and the GoDaddy.com Surf Expression with DJ set by RAC at 8:30 p.m. The Dew Tour Experience will be open noon-7 p.m.
On Friday, the BMX Park Preliminaries start the day off from 3:30-5:30 p.m., followed by the BMX Vert Final Round II 7:30-8 p.m. and Skateboard Vert semi-final 9-10 p.m. The Dew Tour Experience will be open noon-7 p.m.
Saturday will begin with BMX Mega 2.0 Final 1-1:45 p.m. followed by the Skateboard Vert Final 2-3 p.m. and BMX Park Semi-Final 5:30-7 p.m. The Dew Tour Experience will be open from noon to 8 p.m.
The last day, Sunday, Aug. 19, will begin with BMX Park Final 1:45-2:15 p.m., followed by the Skateboard Bowl Final, 2:45-4 p.m., BMX Flatland, 4:30-5:15 p.m., and the last event will be Skateboard Mega 2.0, 6-7 p.m. The Dew Tour Experience will be open noon-6 p.m.
Top confirmed athletes include Baltimore native Bucky Lasek, skate vert dominator Pierre-Luc Gagnon and BMX legend Jamie Bestwick.
According to Alli Sports, 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 ramp skate prodigy Schaar, the first person to land a 1080, as well as Brusco will compete along with Burnquist, Gagnon and Jagger Eaton.
Additionally, this year’s Dew Tour features lots of live music, beginning at Thursday night’s GoDaddy Surf Expression Session on Aug. 16, with a set from RAC DJ, and running through Saturday night.
Music starts again on Friday at 9 p.m. with Theophilus followed by Lupe Fiasco 10 p.m. On Saturday at 3 p.m. Rites of Ashes takes the stage with The Perfects to follow at 3:45 p.m. and Vital at 4:30 p.m. Saturday night will have DallasK performing at 8 p.m., Two Fresh at 8:45 p.m., and Wolfgang Gartner at 9:30 p.m.
To volunteer for the event through the Cricket Organization, contact Monica Martin at 443-235-9842. For additional volunteer information, the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.