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THE EL GATO CLASSIC
A SERIES OF SKATEBOARD CONTESTS AND EVENTS CREATED BY SKATEBOARD LEGEND AND 2-TIME WORLD CHAMPION SKATEBOARDER EDDIE "EL GATO" ELGUERA.
Eddie lives locally in Palm Desert. An early innovator of vertical skateboarding throughout the late 70's and 80's, Eddie is a two-time world skateboard champion and named Skateboarder of the year in 1979 & 1980. Inventing and perfecting several vert tricks throughout the years including the "Elguerial" and the "Frontside Rock-n-Roll", Eddie helped advance and inspire the next generation of skaters that became household names including Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, and Christian Hosoi.
Legends' events have been increasing in popularity as new skaters are learning about and paying respect to the "founding fathers" of the sport. Inspired to create a unique event in the Coachella Valley, that catered to a new demographic and unite skateboarders across all generations, the El Gato Skateboard Classic was born.
As Eddie has shared his vision for the event, excitement has spread with fans and industry professionals. Tony Hawk, clearly the largest name in skateboarding today immediately signed on and will be featured with other legendary skaters for this historic event.
Reunite with the legends from your youth! Skaters from the Hester Series through the Gold Cup Series will be in attendance.
Watch pros like Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi and many more skate vert along with Legends and Amateurs!
Finals contest for the top amateurs who have competed in WCS amateur contests during the same calendar year. The top Ranked 28 Skaters and 4 Wildcards in both the 14 & Under Division and 15 & Over Division. The top 2 Ranked Skaters in each Division will be advanced directly to the Finals.