So you have the Summer X Games. And you have the Winter X Games. And you have the Dew Tour. But the question remains, if you combined skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing skills, who is the best rider in the world? Enter the Ultimate Boarder championship.
The first ever Ultimate Boarder championship happened earlier this year with professional skateboarder Aaron Astorga walking away with the crown and $30,000. Not bad pay for a week’s work.
The Ultimate Boarder challenge was recently recognized as the Best New Sports Event of 2008 by SportsTravel magazine. The criteria of the award was contest organization, attendance, spectator experience and quality of venue.
Our fingers are crossed that this modern day triathlon will continue in 2009. Our fingers are also crossed that Shaun White will represent (and you can throw in Omar Hassan and Dave Downing just for good measure).
2008 Ultimate Border Final Results