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This weekend, the Maloof Money Cup, one of the biggest events in skateboarding, returns to its roots in sunny Southern California. The Maloof Money Cup OC takes place in Costa Mesa. For many, the highlight of the five-day event is the Volcom Street Pro competition. At the last event in June,  the MMC was held across the states in New York City for the very first time.

Will Chris Cole Three-peat at the Maloof Money Cup?The Volcom-sponsored Street Pro is loaded with some of the greatest skaters around. FuelTV will televise the event, where you’ll be able to see skaters like Zoo York-sponsored Brandon Westgate, Lakai-sponsored Brandon Biebel, DVS-sponsored Torey Pudwill, Nyjah Huston, and many others. The focus, however, will be on Fallen sponsored-Chris Cole, who will look to take the $100,000 prize that is given to the winner for the third consecutive MMC event.

In June,  Cole battled the hot and sometimes rainy weather to defeat second place finisher P-Rod and third place finisher Pudwill in the final round. While battling the elements may not be a concern for Chris Cole in the OC, the way Pudwill has been skating might make this one of the best Volcom Street Pro battles the Maloof Money Cup has ever seen.

Who is your pick to take this weekend’s event?