The Maloof Money Cup is coming to Orange County August 4–8, and here’s your first look at this year’s course.

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MALOOF MONEY CUP OC STREET COURSE & VERT RAMP UNVEILED
$450,000 up for Grabs as World’s Greatest Skateboarding Event Returns to OC
Skater Designed Street Course Inspired by So Cal’s Iconic Beach Skate Spots

(Irvine, Calif. – July 26, 2010) – The Maloof Money Cup, presented by Vans, today released the official course designs for its 2010 Orange County, Calif. contest returning to the OC Fair August 4-8. Designed by pro skaters Geoff Rowley, Rune Glifberg, Bob Burnquist, Pierre Luc Gagnon (PLG) and Bucky Lasek, the all new street course and vert ramp once again break new ground for skateboarding contests, setting the stage for the world’s top professional and amateur skateboarders to battle it out for nearly $450,000 in cash and prizes.

The 2010 Maloof Money Cup Orange County contest includes the VOLCOM Street Pro, Carl’s Jr. Pro Vert Championships, Women’s Pro Street, World Industries Amateur Championships and the Tech Deck Best Trick contest. The event will also feature a special Masters of Street and Vert demo and a 50,000-square-foot Festival Village offering skateboarding activities for all ages, autograph signings and live music.

Designed by Pro Skater Geoff Rowley and Joe Ciaglia of California Skateparks, the 12,000-square-foot street course was inspired by iconic beach skate spots with features based on:

1. Big Surf Wave Pool/Tempe, AZ
2. Bump to Barriers/Long Beach, CA
3. Quarter Pipe Hip/Huntington Beach, CA
4. Santa Monica Pier/Santa Monica, CA
5. Sadlands Planter/Orange County, CA
6. Triple Set/Los Angeles, CA
7. Venice Ledges/Venice Beach, CA
8. Radical Ledge/Los Angeles, CA
9. Fountain Water Gap/Santa Monica, CA

“Southern California is the birthplace of street skating, with Venice, Santa Monica and Orange County being the epicenter,” said Rowley. “This year’s Maloof course takes design influence from the diversity of the famous iconic spots within this zone; some that are still around (Santa Monica Pier) and a few that are not (Sadlands). This year’s Maloof Money Cup is going to be totally awesome, totally radical and totally off the wall.”

2010 Carl’s Jr. Vert Ramp Design
Designed by Bob Burnquist, Pierre Luc Gagnon (PLG), Bucky Lasek and Rune Glifberg, the 2010 Carl’s Jr. Vert ramp brings back the mini-mega ramp, but this year’s design offers a more complete competition. A rail, a jump and a combo element allow competitors to skate all aspects of vert and a giant pyramid hip in the middle of the vertical ramp will give it more of a street feel.

“The Maloof Money Cup is such a great contest because they give the skaters complete freedom with the ramp and format design which really showcases the progression of skateboarding at its highest level,” said 2008 MMC Vert Champ PLG. “This year, get ready to see some big air action on the quarter pipe and more technical moves on the vert ramp and rainbow rail.”

Now in its third year, the Maloof Money Cup OC is the largest pursed event in the history of professional skateboarding with nearly $450,000 in cash and prizes. The 2010 MMC Orange County will feature LIVE television coverage on FUEL TV, one-hour highlight programs on FOX Sports, as well as a live webcast capturing every second of the action on www.fuel.tv/maloofmoneycup.
Stay tuned for upcoming MMC announcements, including the World Industries Am Championships OC roster and the full competition and event schedule.