Here's what you need to know about the Van Doren Invitational skate contest

From Omar Hassan

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The Van Doren Invitational is one helluva skate contest in conjunction with the US Open of Surfing. Each year they build a massive bowled skatepark for the world's best transition skaters like Greyson Fletcher to fly around on like a bat out of hell.

This year's contest goes down this weekend in Huntington Beach, California, so Omar Hassan broke down the course. The bowl is modeled after the park at Marseilles in France and is built to host a raw contest where winning and losing takes a backseat to raw skating.

Qualifiers for the Van Doren Invitational take place on August 2 from 4-6pm PT. The semifinals and finals go down on August 3 from 3-6 pm PT. Thrasher will host the live webcast.

Who is your pick to win the Van Doren Invitational? Tell us in the Comments.

Discovered From: ThrasherMagazine