Del Mar Skateboard Contest 1982Location: Del Mar, USA

Event Information

This event took place on between August 27th and 29th 1982 in a reservoir in Del Mar. There were 30 Pro/Am freestylers, cut to 20 for the finals, and 19 Open Amateur freestylers, cut to 10 for the finals. Stacy Peralta and Paul Hoffman were automatically qualified for the finals, though their final placings are not known.

Alan Losi, upon making several errors in his routine, performed a strip tease as part of his run. Ken Parks, and Mike Siegfried also competed in this contest but their placings are not known. Thrasher provided full events for the contest, whilst Transworld provided combined Pro/Am results.

Results (Pro/Am)

1. Rodney Mullen
2. Steve Rocco
3. Kevin Harris
4. Primo Desiderio
5. Chris Chaput
6. Per Welinder
7. Mike Folmer
8. Chris Guild
9. Per Holknekt

Results (Professional)

1. Rodney Mullen
2. Steve Rocco
3. Primo Desiderio
4. Chris Chaput
5. Per Welinder
6. Mike Folmer
7. Per Holknekt

Results (Sponsored Amateur)

1. Kevin Harris
2. Chris Guild
3. Dan Wilkes
4. Mark Rogowski
5. Steve Steadham

Results (Open Amateur)

1. Keith Butterfield
2. Ray Gardea
3. Bill Swartzbaugh
4. Joe Johnson
5. Garry “Banks” Davis

360 Spin Results

1. Rodney Mullen – 46 Spins
2. Kevin Harris
3. Per Welinder


Article in Thrasher Magazine 1982 Part 1
Article in Thrasher Magazine 1982 Part 2
Article in Transworld Magazine (Pages 28 to 32)