“The Vans “Off The Wall” Spring Classic has established itself as something of a hot date in the Italian calendar, and an event that is not to be missed for the European skateboarding scene. Located right on the coast and offering an awesome fusion of sun, sand, sea and inspired mini ramp riding, the event successfully mixes Californian spirit with Italian flair. Over the past five years, this combination has created what has undoubtedly become one of the most laid back and enjoyable events in skateboarding, and the perfect opener to the contest season. For five years, the little Ligurian town of Varazze has been a fantastic host to the Vans “Off The Wall” Spring Classic, but for 2014, we’re mixing it up a little…and heading south. As we bid ‘arrivederci’ to Varazze, we say ‘salve’ to Napoli! Grab your board and pack your sunblock, as it’s going to be one hell of a weekend.”
We’re broadcasting the live-stream of the event starting from tomorrow, so be sure to head to Kingpin for some certified televisual ripping! Here’s a couple of shots of the ramp being built, if the previous spring classic’s (or any vans events) are anything to go by, then this ramp will look like a work of art when it’s done. If the weather is looking like it is today over the weekend then you know it’s a wise decision to get the beers in, sit back and watch some rad action! Here’s the schedule (Times CET):
Friday 9th: 6-8pm Mini Ramp Best Trick
Saturday 10th: 1-5:30pm Mini Ramp Qualifications
Sunday 11th: 2 – 4:30pm Mini Ramp Finals
Statues, palm trees, bowl corners, extensions those lucky folks in Naples seem to have it pretty good huh! check back here tomorrow to watch what goes down live. We’re also covering the event in the magazine so you’ll get to see some sweet photos and a rundown of what happened too!