History of Street League Skateboarding
First Ever Professional League For Skaters!
Launched in the year 2010, Street League Skateboarding (SLS) is an international series of competitions for professional skateboarders.
The League features some of the best professional street skaters, such as the current champion, Nyjah Huston, and other favourites like, Paul Rodriguez, Chris Cole, Shane O'Neil, Torey Pudwill and more!
SLS was founded by professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek.
What he did was create an entirely new format for skateboarding competition and upped the prize money higher than any other skate contest in the history of skateboarding. In 2011 is was calculated to be approx. $1.6 million.
Winning the Super Crown and becoming the World Champion means winning $200,000 (USD) alongside a custom Nixon championship watch and ring.
There have been five Super Crown World Champions:
- Nyjah Huston
- Chris Cole
- Sean Malto
- Leticia Bufoni
- Kelvin Hoefler
Street League Skateboarding Champions
Timeline of Street League (SLS) Champions
- 2010 -- Nyjah Huston becomes first ever Street League Champion.
- 2011 -- Sean Malto defeats Huston to became Champion.
- 2012 -- Nyjah win again, becoming Champion for the second time.
- 2013 -- Chris Cole becomes the overall winner and SLS Champ.
- 2014 -- Nyjah is Champion again, for the third time.
- 2015 -- Leticia Bufoni and Kelvin Hoefler become Super Crown World Champions.
Super Crown 2014
Winning a Street League Contest
When you're skating against Nyjah Huston it's not easy winning a SLS contest. But as the former champions know is can be done.
Only five skaters in total have won a Street League Skateboarding contest that wasn't for the Super Crown World Championship.
- Nyjah Huston
- Chris Cole
- Sean Malto
- Paul Rodriguez
- Shane O'Neill
Street League Contest Wins
- 2010 -- Shane O'Neill wins the contest at the final stop in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- 2012 -- Paul Rodriguez claims his first Street League victory in Glendale, Arizona.
- 2013 -- Paul wins another contest in Portland, Orgeon.
Chris Cole and Sean Malto have both won two contests, including the championship.
- 2010 -- Sean Malto wins in Ontario, California
- 2011 -- Malto becomes champion in Newark, New Jersey
- 2013 -- Chris Cole wins in Munich Germany, Street League at X-Games
- 2013 -- Chris Cole becomes champion in New Jersey
The current 2014 Street League Champion has won every other Street League contest, establishing himself as the most dominant SLS Champion ever!
Nyjah Huston | Super Crown Champion
The Motivation | Street Skateboarding Documentary
What makes a champion? Watch this Street League documentary and find out.
"The Motivation" is a street skateboarding documentary featuring some of the biggest names in professional skateboarding, such as Nyjah Huston, Paul Rodriguez, Ryan Sheckler, Chris Cole, Chaz Ortiz and others.
This movie documents the lives of eight pro skaters competing in the upcoming Street League championship.
Like all of us, they are dealing with their own individual life struggles. The ability to overcome these obstacles and win is what makes a champion.
Secrets To Becoming a Street League Champion
The ability to perform at the highest level of street-skating competition is not easy. It takes certain characteristics of a person to skate like this.
Watching the interview of the Street League pros, there were few "secrets to skateboarding" that were being revealed by these professional skaters. Knowing these secrets and using what you learn can easily transform the way you skate.
If you dream to become a professional skateboarder (or you just want to get better at skateboarding), apply the characteristics and teachings of these pro skaters and your skate game will improve faster than ever before!
Your Reason Why
The biggest secret to becoming a Street League Champ, or accomplishing anything worthwhile in life, is knowing your reason WHY.
Why do you want what you want?
If your WHY isn't big enough, you want have the motivation to continue to pursue your dreams. It take a BIG why for you to press forward, training day after day, without losing sight of your end-result.
Most of us started skateboarding for fun. That was our reason for buying a skateboard. We would practice everyday, dealing with massive amounts of failure during the beginning stages, never giving up because of our WHY.
Having fun and enjoy the freedom of skateboarding is what keeps us on a skateboard. It's why continue to skate as adults, even while getting ridiculed by some for "still riding a skateboard".
We love to skate and we're proud!
Street League Pros | Why We Love To Skate
Street League Pro Poll
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Related Skateboarding Hubs:
For more hubs relating to Street League and skateboarding, check out the links below. Enjoy!
- Rob Dyrdek: Professional Skateboarder & Entrepreneur
Rob Dyrdek is a professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, and entertainer who's always pushing the limits and taking his brand to the next level.
- Street League Skateboarding Secrets
Learn from the pros what it takes to be a champion.
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