Volcom Stone’s Wild In The Parks tour is one of the world’s leading amateur skateboard contests. Now entering its 11th year in 2014, it has garnered global recognition and helped launch the professional careers of countless skateboarders. Each year, it scours the globe to find the best young prospects that skateboarding has to offer.
In August 2103 the tour arrived at Mile End Skatepark in London – the best under-10 on the day was Seth Maxwell, the under-14 winner was Matthew Davis and the 15-and-over prize went to Daniel West. The top five skaters in the open comp were Jak Pietryga, Chris Oliver, Felipe Dal Cin, Sam Murgatroyd and Luke McManus. Volcom’s official edit from the comp also featured bangers from the likes of Kelley Dawson, Harry Lintell, Gav Coughlan and Kyron Davis.
The top five from each division at the London leg qualified for the European finals which took place on October 12th in Copenhagen, Denmark. Winner in the under-14 category there was Tiago Lopes from Portugal, Denmark’s Mikkel Haugegaard was crowned 15-and-over champion, while Norwegian Hermann Stene emerged triumphant from the open final with Brit Chris Oliver a creditable second.
More than 140 competitors from around the world took part in the tour finale at Volcom’s headquarters in Costa Mesa, California, in pursuit of a share of the $15,000 cash purse. The eventual winner of the open title was Dashawn Jordan from Arizona. Norwegian Gard Hvaara was the only non-American to make the podium in any category, finishing fifth in the open division.