Rob Dyrdek is no longer a mogul in the making. The twenty-year professional skateboarder and entrepreneur has accomplished the unthinkable this week. I've interviewed Rob numerous times, and he even convinced me to attempt to ride a bike into the foam pit at The Fantasy Factory. During all of our interviews, he always knew how to make me laugh, but one thing I admired about Rob was his passion for building a street park for street skaters, and eventually developing it's own league. This week, Street League Skateboardingâ€ž ¢ announced that for the first time in history, a street skateboarding competition has been organized into its very own professional league, with the best skateboarders in the world competing head-to-head in a series of individual tour stops in the summer of 2010.
The first pros that have signed are arguably the top skateboarders in the world and include Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, Greg Lutzka, Torey Pudwill, PJ Ladd, Sean Malto, Mike Mo Capaldi, Mikey Taylor, Billy Marks, Tommy Sandoval, and Paul Rodriguez.
Congrats to Rob, who foundedStreet League â€ž ¢, the future of competitive skateboarding.
Check out one of my interviews with Rob Dyrdek, when the league was still in the works: