Once every year Copenhagen becomes for one weekend the capital of Skateboarding. The CPH Open 2017 is about to go down this weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark and it's going to be epic, as always.
When you think about skateboard contest nowadays you most likely thing about Street League, X-Games or maybe even Tampa Pro. For me, CPH Copenhagen was always one of my favorites. Sure, the prize money is not as high as for example a Street League event but the CPH Open was always about just skateboarding. But what makes this event so special?
The first event was hold in 2007. Steve Berra was still skating contests at that time (see footage below) and the event was not as popular as it is nowadays. But from the beginning on, the CPH Open were not just a regular skateboard event. The vibe and the whole surrounding was just different. Today, pretty much the whole city is just about skateboarding for that one weekend. You have street sessions at local spots, you have best trick contests like barrel Jump contest, flyout best trick and of course the main street contest a the Copenhagen Skatepark. All in all the CPH Open was and hopefully always will be just about having a great time and not about winning the biggest prize money.
If you wanna see a little backstory about the CPH Open check out the short documentary by GoPro from 2016 and make sure to tune in on the weekend for the CPH Open 2017, it's worth it!
The main street event is over and here are the top 10 final results and some impressions by Cesar Torales