First held in July 2008, NASS remains the UK’s only professional action sport and music festival. The two-day event, held at the Royal Bath & West Showground near Shepton Mallet in the south-west of England, features world class action sports competitions in BMX, Inline and FMX, plus World Cup Skate Pro Park, Relentless Energy Drink Street Spots and Girlzilla competitions in skateboarding.
Over the years, NASS has featured the absolute best in skateboarding stars, including the legendary Tony Hawk and 2012 champion Charlie Blair, and now welcomes skaters from all over the world, attracted by the £20,000 prize purse and the event’s status as a World Cup tour event. British riders, including perennial nearly man Ben Grove, have appeared near the top of the leaderboard many times.
The 2013 Pro Park Skate Final, which featured the entire top ten in the World Cup rankings, was won by Spain’s Danny Leon, who took home a cheque for £5,250. Danny was a worthy winner, doing tricks all over the course during the 15 minute Final jam, including kick flips over the BMX box jump and a KF Frontside Boardslide down the rail, before finishing with a back flip over the second box jump.
Brazilians Kelvin Hoefler and Diego Fiorese completed the podium places, Kelvin being unlucky to land an amazing KF BS lip slide on the long centrepiece flatbar just after his time had finished. Four British riders, including Soham’s Trevor Johnson, appeared in the top ten.