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Slalom Skateboard Races
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Slalom Skateboard Races Take Off
Oceanside, CA - The best in sanctioned slalom skateboarding took off down Loretta Street in head to head races and solo races against the clock on July 23 and July 24. The closed street with a steep section and long run out made it an ideal location for world-class competition and race speeds up to 30 miles per hour.
Tight slalom, hybrid slalom and giant slalom courses were laid out for competitors to race during the event. Race categories included juniors under age 17, masters over age 45, women, and two open divisions based on skill level.
“We try to make it through that course as quickly as we can hitting as few cones as possible,” Lynn Kramer, member of La Costa Boys Racing club and eight time world slalom skateboarding champion, said.
The two-day competition was hosted by La Costa Boys Racing club, which began team racing in the 1970s.
“It’s awesome,” Pat Brickner, racer, event sponsor and owner of Grind Skate Shop, said. “Come out, learn how to do it and have some fun.”