SKATE LEGENDS AT VANS BOWL-A-RAMA™ BONDI 10th BIRTHDAY
2014 sees Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi celebrating its 10th birthday with skateboarding’s most successful and influential skaters. The line up is set to include Vans legendary skater Steve Caballero, new world champion Pedro Barros and the iconic Tony Hawk; who is coming out of his competitive retirement to help light the candles. They will join the rest of the world’s best skaters to make Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi the pinnacle of all bowl skate competitions.
The shores of Bondi Beach, Sydney will play host to skateboard competition Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi, not only the biggest professional concrete event in the Southern Hemisphere, but also the biggest week of skateboarding infused cultural festivities in Australia.
In its tenth year, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi boasts a six day line-up of skateboarding infused cultural activities kicking off from February 18th, 2014 with the competition taking place Saturday February 22nd.
"Vans have been supporting BOWL-A-RAMA™ since the beginning and we are proud to continue to be part of such an iconic skate event that has become a true highlight of the global skateboarding calendar. We are very excited to bring out many of the Vans Team Riders, from the young guns to the legends and sharing the Vans Off The Wall Spirit in Bondi..." Says Ben Hapgood, General Manager, Vans Australia.
Tony Hawk will now join fellow “Bones Brigade” legends Mike McGill, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain and Nicky Guerrero as a BOWL-A-RAMA™ alumni.
I'm excited to finally participate in Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi after seeing the action from afar for so many years. It is the most prominent skate competition in Australia and I can't wait to skate it in person! Say Tony Hawk.
BOWL-A-RAMA™ was born on Bondi Beach – Sydney, Australia in 2005 and is the biggest professional concrete series in the World. With Wellington, Bondi, New York and the addition of Getxo, Spain, BOWL-A-RAMA can now call some of the most iconic destinations in the world home.
To mark the decade Destination NSW on behalf of the New South Wales Government will be partnering with Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi.
“The NSW Government is pleased to support Bowl-a-Rama, an exciting event that mixes world-class skateboarding, music and film screening.The event contributes significantly to the local economy by attracting not only numerous competitors, but also international and domestic visitors.” Say Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris.
“We started from such humble beginnings all those years ago and to be here 10 years later is truly amazing. This year we are set to have the best line up of riders in the world celebrate with us. We wouldn’t be here without the support of our sponsors, government agencies, the riders and most importantly the fans. It has been an amazing ride up to this point so we can’t wait to see what the road ahead has install. Come to Bondi and be part of the celebrations you helped create.” Says Frontside Events Director, Chad Ford.
SAVE THE DATE FOR VOLCOM BOWL-A-RAMA GETXO 2014
SAVE THE DATE FOR VOLCOM BOWL-A-RAMA™ GETXO 2014
The inaugural Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo (Basque Country) will be added to the global concrete bowl series on Saturday 6th September 2014. Getxo will see the finest international skateboarders come together to take out the latest title.
In true form, the contest showcases the worlds’ best Pro and Master’s bowl skateboarders as they compete at the first skatepark in the Basque Country La Kantera. Located among the castle ruins at Arrigunaga beach in the Abra Bay of Getxo, Spain.
"We are all excited to be hosting the BOWL-A-RAMA series, Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA Getxo 2014. Getxo will support all areas of resources and infrastructure for this fantastic international event. We want the world to see how beautiful our country is." Gorka Zabala Lasa, Getxo City.
Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo will be a week dedicated to celebrating art, music and true skateboard culture.
“We are stoked on having BOWL-A-RAMA at one of the best pools in Europe and home to Alain Goikoetxea, our longtime Basque team rider and local tranny ripper. We'll be there to watch the action go down!” Phil Lalemant, Marketing Director - Volcom Europe.
2014 BOWL-A-RAMA™ will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary for BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi, to mark the milestone BOWL-A-RAMA™ will be bigger and better than ever!
BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo scheduled for this coming summer has been adjourned to 2014 summer, tying the latest stop into the decade of celebrations for BOWL-A-RAMA.
“Everyone at BOWL-A-RAMA is so stoked to be finally bringing our festival and comp to Getxo in Europe. The support Getxo city, Kako's skate shop and Volcom have extended to make this possible is awesome. We want to ensure we do the best by the skaters and their fans at each stop of the series. Holding the first BOWL-A-RAMA Getxo in 2014 is our way of ensuring longevity with the competition and supporting the scene properly. See you all at Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA Getxo 2014!” Chad Ford, Director of Frontside Events.
BOWL-A-RAMA™ was born on Bondi Beach – Sydney, Australia in 2005 and is the biggest professional concrete series in the World. With Wellington, Bondi, NYC and the addition of Getxo, BOWL-A-RAMA can now call some of the most iconic destinations in the world home.
Results are in! Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2013
17-YEAR-OLD BRAZILIAN TAKES OUT FOURTH CONSECUTIVE SKATEBOARDING TITLE AT VANS BOWL-A-RAMA BONDI
As the wild cheers settle, celebrations mark a day of amazing bowl shredding at the ninth annual Vans BOWL- A-RAMA™ Bondi 2013. Crowds of thousands gathered in the sun to watch the world’s best skateboarders compete for an unprecedented prize purse of $100,000 AUD ($105,000 USD).
17-year-old Pedros Barros (BRAZIL) blew judges away, winning the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi Pro Title, while the stellar Nicky Guerrero (DEN) walked away with the revered Masters Title.
There was no denying the heightened excitement at today’s epic battle as crowds of over 5,000 made their way through the action packed arena, while tens of thousands around the world tuned in via the official event webcast, live Fuel TV broadcast and Vans Live 2.0 App.
Fans watched Pedro Barros (BRAZIL) take out the title for the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi, skating against the biggest line-up Bondi has ever hosted. Proving his legendary status, Nicky Guerrero (DEN) rocked collecting his piece of the insane $100,000 AUD prize pool in second place and heading off with a rocket trophy.
With the competition in its ninth consecutive year, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi hosted a packed week of events including art shows and parties that is affectionately known as ‘Festival of the Skateboard’.
“The line up this year was incredible! We have worked very hard to ensure that Australia has a place on the international stage with Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi, we want to ensure that it works hard for Australian skaters. We now have a clear pathway for Australian riders to literally come from nowhere and earn their way onto the international tour by qualifying through Hurley ABC and going on to compete at Vans BOWL-A- RAMA™ Bondi.” Frontside Events director – Chad Ford.
"This event is now in it's ninth year and Vans are proud to have been involved from its inception. Each year the event grows and we continue to raise the level of competition by increasing the prize purse which was over $100,000 this year!"
"We are ecstatic to see Pedro Barros and Nicky Guerrero win this year. Both are skateboarding powerhouses with amazing careers and we are proud to have them represent Vans and Off The Wall culture". comments Deena Colman, Vans Australia Marketing Manager
If the growing crowds aren’t testimony enough, the continual return of supercharged world-class skateboarders has seen the officially sanctioned World Cup Skateboarding BOWL-A-RAMA™ competitions gain reputation as the premier core skate series in the World.
1. Pedro Barros
2. Bucky Lasek
3. Rune Glifberg
4. Josh Stafford
5. Sam Beckett
6. Alex Sorgente
7. Brad McClain
8. Omar Hassan
1. Nicky Guerrero
2. Steve Caballero
3. Eddie ‘El Gato’ Elguera
4. Pat Ngoho
5. Christian Hosoi
6. Mike McGill
7. Sergie Ventura
8. Adam Luxford
VANS BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2013 postponed
Surf Dive N' Ski Broken Bones 2013
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2013 Festival Of the Skateboard!!
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2013 Official Artwork!
DATES ANNOUNCED: VANS BOWL-A-RAMA BONDI 2013
SAVE THE DATE
VANS BOWL-A-RAMA™ BONDI, AU
Action sports fans witness the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ 2013
series kick off in Wellington from February 13; closely followed
by Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi beginning February 19, the
world’s best skateboarders will be coming together to battle it out for both
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi hits
the shores of Bondi Beach from February 19 – 24, 2013; with Sydney the second
stop of the 2013 circuit. In its ninth year, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi boasts a
four day line up of skateboarding infused cultural activities with competition
taking place Saturday February 23.
Bondi crowds will witness the
most impressive line up of skate talent, with both the Pros and Masters
division competing for an overall prize purse of $100,000 AUD. The biggest
prize purse in the competition’s history.
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ was born on
Bondi Beach, Sydney (Australia) in 2005 and is the biggest professional
concrete skateboard series in the world. With the addition of NYC in 2012,
BOWL-A-RAMA now calls some of the world’s most iconic destinations home.
Both Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington and Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi are set amidst a week of
festivities dedicated to celebrating art, music and true skateboard
The Vans BOWL-A-RAMA 2013 series follows the
debut of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA in NYC’s Hudson River Skatepark in 2012.
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi Beach, AU
February 19 – 24, 2013
RESULTS: VANS BOWL-A-RAMA BONDI 2012
Rob Sluggo Boyce
Eddie El Gato Elguera
Rob Sluggo Boyce
ROLL IN DAY 6
Vans Bowl-A-Rama Bondi has wrapped up for another year! Here’s Episode 6, the final instalment of Roll In videos bought to you by our mates Surf Dive N Ski.
It was a massive week for BOWL-A-RAMA, from art shows and parties, to records made, with Steve Caballero winning his 5th consecutive Masters title and Pedro Barros winning his 3rd consecutive Pro title.
ROLL IN DAY 5
Here's Episode 5 of Roll In: Love n Guts, the annual skater created art show at the Vans Bowl-a-Rama Bondi is back again and this year's theme 'Empty Culture' showcases some amazing work by Steve Caballero, Pat Ngoho, Dean Tirkot, Chad Ford and Sasha Steinhorst.
ROLL IN DAY 4
Check out Episode 4 Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2012: Roll In, brought to you by our buds Surf Dive N Ski.
For this latest instalment we went down to the SDS Broken Bones Demo and caught skaters Corbin Harris, Curren Caples, Juergen Horrawarth, Jack Fardell and more ripping up the mini ramp! Big shoutout to Hyundai, Mountain Dew and Huawei Mobile who helped us out on the day.
SDS BROKEN BONES 2012
The Surf Dive N’ Ski Broken Bones Demo kicks off at Warringah Mall at 3:30pm - catch a whole stack of skate legends rip up the mini ramp, plus loads of Mountain Dew giveaways up for grabs! Then from 7:30PM head to the Beach Road Hotel for the Broken Bones Party, with performances by Redcoats and The Faders DJs, plus the unveiling of Corbin Harris' new pro board. Check it out:
ROLL IN DAY 3
Here it is: Episode 3 of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2012: Roll In, brought to you by our mates at Surf Dive N Ski. Episode 3 features interviews with skate legends Steve Caballero, Jeff Grosso and Omar Hassan, plus highlights from the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Vans Half-Cab!
ROLL IN DAY 2
Check out the latest installment: Episode 2 of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2012 – Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski!
We caught last night's Tic Taco exhibition at Beach Burrito. Throw in some frozen margaritas, a few beers, some sloppy tacos and it's a party. It featured photographs of skating superstars Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and Shaun White, as well as the always amazing talent at BOWL-A-RAMA!
(Also big thanks to Huawei for helping us capture the action on the new Vision mobile).
ROLL IN: DAY 1
Roll In is your daily dose of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2012. Each day leading up to the iconic bowl contest, Roll In will deliver a fresh update from the festival of skateboarding; the free sessions, the parties and the people. Proudly brought to you by our mates at Surf Dive N Ski.
First up - Check out all the action from Day 1 of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2012, with Mountain Dew's Renton Millar dropping into the Bondi bowl to pick the last of the 8 finalists for the Dew AM Jam this Saturday.
We're kicking off the Vans Bowl-A-Rama Bondi 2012 week of events with Beach Burrito's Tic Taco exhibition! Get in on the action from 6.30pm tonight...
We have a MASSIVE major prize pack up for grabs in the lead up to Vans Bowl-A-Rama Bondi next week! The haul includes: Bowl-A-Rama – x2 VIP tix, official merch, signed deck and meet & greet with a skater Vans shoes, hat and tee A session with Mountain Dew's new addition Nathan "Jimmy" Beck before he heads off packing around the world to try his hand, PLUS a long lasting stash of Dew for the winner + friend, 2 Mountain Dew hats, a Mountain Dew water bottle, Mountain Dew deck for wall signed by Renton + Jimmy Huawei Vision mobile Tech Deck display case, 96mm boards, Build-A-Park, P-Rod Skate Lab (S and L), Wood Comp Series + special editionTony Hawk 900 deck x2 VIP tix to the Surf Dive 'n' Ski Broken Bones party with drinks (18+ only) Fuel TV Australia hat, keyring, beanie and skatedeck The entire Fudge Urban range Pro-Tec stickers and helmet Go to www.facebook.com/officialBOWLARAMA to enter!
WEEK OF EVENTS - BONDI
HUGE week of FREE events lined up for Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi next week!
Surf Dive 'n' Ski Broken Bones party at Beach Road Hotel, Tic Taco Art Show Beach Burrito Company, Love and Guts Art Show at Beach Road Hotel, Vans Team signing at the Galeries Victoria Vans store - take your pick! See you there...
VANS BOWL-A-RAMA™ BONDI 2012
IT'S HERE: VANS BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 21st – 26th February 2012. Some of the best venue's across Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach play host to the biggest week of skateboarding infused cultural festivities in Australia from Tuesday February 21st, to Sunday February 26th. Culminating with the biggest professional concrete event in the Southern Hemisphere, Bondi Beach Skatepark will play host to the 8th annual Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi on Saturday February 25th. Kicking off celebrations, check this year's artwork featuring all the characters that have made BOWL-A-RAMA what it is today!
VANS BOWLARAMA BONDI 2011 HIGHLIGHTS
Take a look at all the Finals highlights (via Vans skate Vimeo channel)
Want to catch all the action at BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2011?
Beach Road Hotel will be showing the broadcast live on their big screen
on FUEL TV - rad! They're also hosting a stack of parties all week...
SDS BROKEN BONES DEMO
FREE! Get down to this , it's going to be bangin'
JEFF 'SKUNK' WILLIAMS
We chatted to Oz skating icon Jeff 'Skunk' Williams about his fave skate spots, coming back after injuries, and growing up in the 'burbs.
What got you into skating? Did growing up in the suburbs have an influence on it?
I tagged along with a couple of mates to watch them skate at a ramp in Fairfield. It looked like so much fun, so I got a board, and haven't looked back. There wasn't a lot to do where I grew up, so skating took up a lot of my spare time. I guess that helped me progress, without too many outside influences.
What are your favourite places to skate locally and abroad?
Locally, I like to skate Bondi Bowl, Waterloo skatepark and a few street spots out west. Internationally, I love skating around San Francisco city, Barcelona as a whole and Stalin Square in Prague (which is unfortunately now knocked down).
What do you do to chill out in your spare time?
Hang out with mates and going snorkeling with my girlfriend.
You’re doing BOWL-A-RAMA this year – what are you looking forward to at the comp?
Hooking up with all my friends from all over Australia and overseas. I’ve had a few injuries in the last couple of months, and haven't been able to skate much, so I'm hoping to just skate well and have fun.
Oh, what injuries have you had?
I dislocated my finger, then a week later, gashed my foot open on a barnacle, which took nearly a month to heal, now I'm getting over a badly bruised heel and compression in the ankle joint. It’s been one thing after another…
What are you watching/listening to at the moment?
I love watching documentaries and animal programs. Music-wise, I listen to such a wide variety of music that I couldn't single anything out. There's a kind of music for every mood you can be in.
Favourite trick to do?
I love doing street tricks on Vert.
What have you got planned for the next few months?
Maybe a holiday somewhere tropical, and hopefully LOTS of skating to make up for lost time.
You can catch him at BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi on Feb 19.
BOWL-A-RAMA 2011 TEASER
Check out all the VANS BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2011 action live on Fuel TV - keep your eyes peeled...