The Vans Pool Party, held in the replica Combi Pool in the Vans indoor skatepark in Orange, Southern California is a skateboarding institution.
Now in its 15th year, the behemoth that sits inside the mall-based Vans skatepark plays annual host to collection of skateboarders spanning every decade and is always, without fail, a showcase of just how far skateboarding has come.
Having been there myself, let me assure you that the Combi is absolutely massive, terrifying and certainly not the place that your average 50 year old is likely to be occupying air-space above, well, unless they’re falling through the roof trying to break in.
Prepare to feast your eyes on a crop of Anthony Acosta ( @aacostaa ) photos and Vans-crafted highlights clips from this year’s event, in reverse age-order.
Vans Pool Party 2018 – Pro
Vans’ newest family member and last year’s champion, Tom Schaar, dominated the Pros division from the very first heat, easing into his third Pool Party title.
With a mental combination of switch lip tricks and airs up in the rafters, Schaar forced the rest of the pack to compete for second place all evening.
Go see for yourselves.