The Globe World Cup Skateboarding presented by Swatch, held in Melbourne, Australia, February 15 & 16th at the famous Rod Laver Arena, will air across North America on the Fox Sports Network at 3pm PST/EST on Friday, May 9th. The one-hour program will feature all of the skateboarding action from pros such as Paul Machnau, Carlos de Andrade, Chet Thomas, Rick McCrank, Renton Millar, Andy Macdonald, Vanessa Torres, Jaime Reyes and more and will be re-broadcast throughout the month.
The show highlights all the action from Australia’s biggest ever skateboarding event in one of the most highly contested events of the year. Check out footage from the Globe World Cup street and vert contests, the Gallaz Skate Jam street contest featuring the world’s richest purse for female skateboarders, and ‘Hijacked’, the new no rules contest developed by Globe. Hijacked features host Dave Carnie of Big Brother Magazine as he “hijacks professional skateboarders and takes them to an undisclosed location to skate and compete for cash among a judging panel of their peers.
Other highlights of Globe World Cup 2003 include a brand new street course, vert ramp, a new, progressive competition format and a larger total prize purse of US$60,000. The street course was designed and built to create better flow and link obstacles together to deliver the fastest and most rideable course possible. It was surfaced and painted to reflect the locations that the obstacles get their design from (i.e. the Tribute Bowl was painted, tiled, and has pool coping; ledges, banks, and walls which were finished in a variety of materials including granite, concrete, steel, wood, and brickwork; and the course features real moveable obstacles including picnic tables, fire hydrants, lockers, rails, and concrete barriers). The street course also incorporates the 25-foot tall 25th Anniversary Independent Wall Ride, a moveable long jump, and twin, parallel, 24′ handrails. The vert-ramp is a brand new 60-foot wide skatelite-surfaced ramp with an 8-foot roll-in, 4-foot vert extensions and some added surprises. Watch as the pros use every inch of the street course and vert ramp in order to earn the first-place title and US$10,000 prize.
The Globe World Cup is the first and only Australian event sanctioned by World Cup Skateboarding (WCS), the recognized world authority in competitive skateboarding. It’s the biggest skateboarding event ever held in Australia, with two days of non-stop action from the world’s best male and female skateboarders, and kicks off the 2003 World Cup calendar.