The Cocoa Beach Open is an annual cash purse skate contest, that pays out to it’s top contestants. It’s officially going on it’s second year and put on by the dedicated staff at Cocoa Beach Skate Park in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The Team Pain constructed park, is 10 years old and the scene is still alive and thriving. Scooter Newell, the main man that runs the show, is heavily responsible for keeping the stoke alive at the park. Scooter’s dedication and effort serves as a prime example for what every manager of a skate park should be doing for their skate community. Scooter’s constantly throwing awesome events every other month for both young and older skaters alike. The park also has a young team full of rippers that have the rare combination of skill and a great attitude (CB Team). Scooter has a passion for skateboarding, as a skater himself you’ll catch him rolling around the park, helping kids learn new tricks, and most importantly keeping them on a positive path. Scooter has also recently created a scholarship program for competitive skateboarders called “Skate To School” for more info click here.
This year’s CB Open had a very strong turn out, with skaters traveling in from all over the South East in hopes of taking home some cash. The purse was set at $5,000 and split between the Masters Division and Open / Am division. Local establishments, Rusty’s Seafood & Oyster Bar as well as Coconuts on The Beach were the title sponsors again this year, making the $5,000 dollar purse possible. The sponsors list also included, Lake Skateboards, Ocean Avenue, Graffiti Skate Zone, Sunseed Food Co-op, Beachside Resident, and Domain Premium Apparel.
The event kicked off with the Masters Division, skaters included Jimmy “The Greek” Marcus, Tony Walsh , Rich Payne, Mike Rogers and Steve Workman to name a few. After the Masters Division, it was on to the Open / Am division, top skaters included Jack Winburn, Dalton Dern, Steven Pineiro, Nick Wallace, Jake Ilardi, Jake Yanko, Christian Frazier, and Killian Horn.
For contest results and more info on the Cocoa Beach Open click here
Keep your eyes peeled for the video recap provide by David Morefield coming soon!
Photos by Nathan Adams & Florida Today