The first “El Gato Classic” event will bring together what Eddie “El Gato” Elguera is calling the “Revolutionary Age of Skateboarding”- the first generation of competitive bowl skaters from the Hester Series through to the Gold Cup Series. This event is sanctioned by World Cup Skate Skateboarding and will feature some of skateboarding’s greatest innovators of early pool riding and skatepark competition.
Professional Skateboard legend Eddie“El Gato” Elguera lives in Palm Desert. An early innovator of vertical skateboarding throughout the late 70’s and 80’s, Eddie is a two-time world champion, was named Skateboarder of the year in 1979, and in 1980, became the overall winner of the Gold Cup Series of Skateboarding.
This event is being sponsored by a local non-profit organization and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation. Additional proceeds will be invested in making a documentary about these legendary skaters and their era of skateboarding.