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King of Kona 2016 Open for Registration

With the everyone skating everything, the King of Kona has become a premiere skateboarding event showcasing all aspects of skateboarding over the course of 3 days. Throughout the weekend skaters will compete in 5 main events for a chance to be crowned the “King of Kona”. This unique and one of a kind event allows skaters 72 hours of total access to one of the most iconic skateparks in the world.

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Kona Skate Park 2014 – Kona Facebook Page

The King of Kona is a combination of all things skateboarding and brings an event like no other to Florida. Despite being a rather flat state Florida has a thriving grassroots longboarding scene and has been the home for countless outlaws and legal skate races in the past few years. Wanting to give back to the community after traveling to major skate races in Canada and the US, Cameron wanted an experience like Danger Bay or Maryhill but in the comfort of his home state.

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Without a doubt The King of Kona is the most “Coast” event in the states. A key focus of the event is to just celebrate skateboarding and bring together a family of skaters who just love to skate. Part party, part skate contest, part campout, it’s the perfect combination to create as close to an environment of the big events we have experienced in Coast’s vintage. The overall King of Kona will be decided based upon the best 3 out of 5 results from the 5 main events. There will also be awards to the “Weekend Warrior” who completes the most challenges on the events scorecard.

King of Kona prides itself on providing a fun environment for people to just have fun playing skateboards. From experience we will say that some of the gnarliest skating you’ll ever see will for sure be going down at Kona, January 15-17. For 2016 we are proudly presented by Omen Longboards and Free Wheel Co, and are looking forward to having Nate Blackburn and his crew in FL to get rowdy with us.

Registration is now live at http://www.kingofkona.com.

Skate[Slate].com Promotion:
Skate[Slate] and King of Kona would like to offer those wanting to attend the King of Kona 2016 the promo code (SkateSlate) for $10 off their entry!

Important Dates and Info
Below is also a list of important dates and schedule of events. Looking forward to seeing everyone out there in January!

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13TH

  • Riders are welcome to arrive at 10am to sign-in.
  • Park is open for skating and practice
  • Campsite will be prepared and open for the week.

THURSDAYDAY, JAN. 14TH

  • Registration/Check-in open (See desk inside pro shop)

FRIDAY, JAN. 15TH

  • Skaters meeting
    • Event information, schedule, announcements, formatting and general rules of the weekend
  • Mini Ramp Jam
  • Team Pizza Pizza Party
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SATURDAY, JAN. 16TH

  • Snake Race Qualifiers
  • Snake Race Finals
  • BBQ Opens (Free to registered skaters and campers)
  • BoarderCross Qualifiers
  • BoarderCross Finals
  • Skaters Party (Bands and Beers)

SUNDAY, JAN. 17TH

  • Pool Jam
  • Pool Contest
  • Tombstone Best Trick
  • KING CROWNING (Best overall average result based off 3 of 5 events)
  • *Riders welcome to stay Sunday night and leave in the morning
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MONDAY, JAN. 18TH

  • Clean up, Pack up and head home

For more details head to www.kingofkona.com – Hashtag #KingOfKona2016

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