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Margielyn Didal Wins Exposure 2022 Street Open-Pro

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It’s another victory for Margielyn Didal after winning the Exposure 2022 Street Open Pro Division held last October 22-23 at the Encinitas Community Skate Plaza.

Wenhui Zeng aka ZOE and Ricci Tres finished second and third respectively.

The skateboarder from the Philippines recently won the Mass Bali Women’s finals in September. She also won the Red Bull Solus competition held in July of this year and the Red Bull Manny Mania Best Trick award.

This is not Didal’s first win for the Exposure-sponsored events. She also won the Street Pro event back in 2018. In 2019 she placed second in the Exposure Street 15 and Up Division. In 2020, during the pandemic, Exposure held a video part contest instead of an in-person event. Margielyn Didal placed second in that contest.

You can watch her winning entry below.

For the Exposure 2022 Bowl Open Pro Division, Kihana Ogawa took the top spot. Fellow Japanese skater Yuzuki Mizote finished second and Ruby Lilley from the USA placed third.

Ruby Lilley also joined the Vert Open Pro division and won the event. Bryce Wettstein and Yujuan Li placed second and third respectively.

Aside from the Pro Street, Bowl, and Vert divisions, the event also featured Intermediate and Advanced Street; Intermediate, Advanced, and Gold Bowl; Cash for Tricks; Longest Grind; and Highest Air.

You can find the complete list of winners for this year’s and past years’ events here.

Established in 2012, Exposure is a skateboarding event for women, trans, binary, and other gender-diverse individuals.

The annual event was created to increase the representation of powerful female, trans, and nonbinary skateboarders in the media and challenge societal norms and at the same time raise awareness about domestic violence and donate proceeds to a local shelter for survivors of domestic violence.

The proceeds from the event go to the Domestic Violence Program of the Community Resource Center (CRC).

After the success of the inaugural Exposure event, the founders decided to establish Exposure Skate, a non-profit dedicated to empowering women, Trans & Non-Binary individuals through skateboarding.

Aside from the annual Exposure contest, the organization also holds learn-to-skate clinics, community service learning, and wellness education. You can learn more about their programs here.

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Watch the Tampa Am Highlights Here

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Here is what went down during the semis and finals of Tampa Am.

Daiki Ikeda from Tokyo, Japan won the 2022 Tampa Am. He is the younger brother of Daisuke who also won Tampa Am back in 2018.

Now in its 28th year, Tampa Am is considered a gateway into professional skateboarding. Many previous Tampa Am winners like Nyjah Huston, Felipe Gustavo, Ryan Decenzo, and Luan Oliveira are now professional skateboarders.

Aside from the main street skating contest, there were also side events such as the Concrete Jam bowl contest and the Independent Best Trick session. Tampa Am also featured concerts and art exhibits to celebrate the full diversity of skateboarding culture.

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Watch Battle 1 of the Queen of MACBA 2

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It’s Rooz Zwetsloot vs. Giovana Dias in the first Queen of MACBA 2 Battle.

Queen of Macba is a game of SKATE where anything in the plaza count (ledge, stairs etc…). It’s one attempt each until the word MACBA is spelled out. Spots must be alternated when in command, so you can’t pick the same spot two times in a row. The defence has 2 tries and 3 tries on the last letter. The picnic table must be used one time in the game.

Roos Zwetsloot won this battle. Watch out for more Queen of MACBA battles here.

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Daiki Ikeda Wins Tampa Am 2022

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Japanese Skateboarder Daiki Ikeda was hailed as the winner in the 2022 Tampa Am at the Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa, Florida on November 13.

The 16-year-old skateboarder from Tokyo previously won two of the four stops of the Damn Am Series, the qualifying contest for Tampa Am.

Ginwoo Onodera from Yokohoma, Japan and Lazer Crawford of Glendale, Arizona joined him at the podium for second and third place respectively.

Here is Daiki’s winning run for the 28th Annual Tampa Am.

The winners for the minor events are as follows.

  • Mob G for Effort – Wesley Box
  • Skater XL Trick of the Weekend – Raimu Sasaki
  • Zumiez Destroyer – Cordano Russel
  • Independent Best Trick – JhanCarlos Gonzalez
  • Madness Concrete Jam – Nick Papa
  • Welcome to Town Bowl Jam – Logan Mozey

Watch the Tampa Am 2022 Finals below.

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