As the Real Series, Street League Skateboarding and World Surf League seasons come to a close, World of X Games programming brings fans the final moments where champions are crowned. September begins with a look back at the music from X Games Minneapolis and ESPN and 900 Productions’ Skate on Film. Then the action heats up with the seventh stop of the World Surf League Championship Tour from Tahiti, the final installment of the Real Series for 2017: Real Wake Driven by MasterCraft and the Street League Skateboarding Super Crown Final.
X Games Minneapolis 2017 Music Recap
Airs: 9/3 at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on ABC
The X Games Minneapolis 2017 music recap is a review of all the musical performances from A Day to Remember, Flume and Atmosphere. Produced by REVOLT TV, the episode features highlights from the concerts as well as interviews with each performer and behind the scenes footage.
Skate On Film
Airs: 9/3 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT on ABC
In 2012, ESPN and 900 Productions released a 30-minute film about the history of skate video parts and their importance in the culture of skateboarding. Narrated by Mike Vallely, this story gives skaters a full understanding of the “what” and “why” that goes into making skate films. Tony Hawk, Jamie Thomas, Geoff Rowley, Matt Hensley, Chris Cole & many other skaters tell us why skate videos are so important to our culture.
WSL Surfing Stop #7 Billabong Pro Teahupo’o
Airs: 9/10 at 4 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on ABC
Australian Julian Wilson took home victory at the seventh stop of the World Surf League Championship Tour in Tahiti. In his third CT victory, Wilson beat out Brazilian Gabriel Medina in the final round to move him up to fifth place on the Jeep Leaderboard. In an exciting final, it was the Australian scoring a near-perfect 9.73 in the final minutes to take the win.
Real Wake Driven by MasterCraft
Airs: 9/17 at 4 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT on ABC
The final installment in the Real Series, Real Wake Driven by MasterCraft will feature six of the world’s top wakeboard athletes premiering never-before-seen video parts. Their video parts will debut on XGames.com/RealWake, to be judged by a panel of industry experts for a cash prize award along with gold, silver and bronze medals for the top three athletes and filmers. This World of X Games episode will recap and announce this year’s winner. The athletes include:Steel Lafferty, Guenther Oka, Felix Georgii, Brenton Priestly, Alex Graydon and Aaron Rathy.
Street League Skateboarding Super Crown
Airs: 9/24 at 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT on ABC
After three Street League Skateboard season stops, eight skaters will compete in Los Angeles for the Super Crown World Championship title. Three skaters earned golden tickets to the Super Crown event by winning qualifying events: Louie Lopez, Nyjah Huston and Dahawn Jordan. The other five skaters who stacked enough points to qualify are Shane O’neill, Kelvin Hoefler, Torey Pudwill, Tiago Lemos and Carlos Ribeiro. On the women’s side the eight skaters competing for the SLS Super Crown are Alexis Sablone, Aori Nishimura, Lacey Baker, Letecia Bufoni, Mariah Duran, Pamela Rosa, Samarria Brevard and Vanessa Torres.
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