Summer Dew Tour rescheduled for 2021, to serve as last Olympic qualifier for park events before Tokyo

The Dew Tour skateboard competition and festival is being rescheduled, again, this time to May 2021, with specific dates forthcoming, Adventure Sports Network and MTN DEW announced Wednesday.

The Dew Tour in 2021—originally scheduled for May 7, 2020 then rescheduled for September due to the COVID-19 pandemic—will continue as an Olympic qualifying event with World Skate while serving as the last Olympic qualifier for park events before the Tokyo Summer Games.

“Postponing the Dew Tour Long Beach weekend until 2021 is the best decision to ensure the safety of our athletes, fans, partners, vendors and staff during these unprecedented times,” said Courtney Gresik, Dew Tour VP and General Manager in a statement. “We look forward to our return to Long Beach in 2021 for a weekend packed with fun, excitement and Olympic-level competition that our fans have come to expect from our events.”

Last summer, fans of the sport flocked to Long Beach to see the world’s top skateboarders compete at the annual event, which served as the first global Olympic qualifying event in the U.S. before the Tokyo Games, originally slated for the summer of 2020 but since rescheduled to 2021 due to the pandemic.

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“As tough as this decision is, it’s the right thing to do and gives us even more to look forward to in 2021,” said MTN DEW’s VP of Marketing in a statement. “We’ll drop in together soon.”

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.