The countdown is on, with only two more weeks until the inaugural Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA Getxo, is a week dedicated to celebrating La Kantera skateboard culture, kicking off on September 2nd through till the 7th, with the competition taking place on Saturday September 6, 2014.
The Festival of the Skateboard will feature old school skate sessions, backyard barbeques, live music, the Love & Guts Art Show, the Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA Gexto competition and Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA Getxo official after party.
“In both skateboarding and art there requires a certain amount of passion and optimism, if you don't have this then you really aren't doing it. The name Love and Guts was created with the idea that at its core skateboarding is an art form and the artist involved in this collective extend their art beyond the skateboard and into other mediums.” Says Pat Ngoho curator of Love & Guts.
The international PRO list is one of the strongest BOWL-A-RAMA has had with the cream of the crop; Al Partanen, Alain Goikoetxea, Alex Hallford, Alex Perelson, Alex Sorgente, Ben Raybourn, Bjorn Lillesoe, Bugs Fardell, Chris Russell, Colin Provost, Cory Juneau, Daan Van Derlinden, Danny Leon, David Sanchez, Diego Doural, Felipe Foguinho, Georgio Zattoni, Grant Taylor, Guillaume Mocquin, Ivan Rivado, Jaime Ruiz De Gopegui, James McInnes, Josh Borden, Julien Benoliel, Murilo Peres, Nilo Pecanha, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg, Otavio Neto, Pat Mclain, Pedro Barros, Raney Beres, Raven Tershay, Rion Linderman, Rob Lorifice, Robin Bolian, Rune Glifberg, Sam Beckett, Sky Silijeg, Stephan Boussac, Steven Pineiro, Vi Kakinho and Vincent Matheron.
The Masters Division includes skateboarding legendary pool skaters, such as Andres Tallen, Badpro Fessor (Jean Terrisse), Brad Bowman, Lester Kasai, Mark RED Scott, Nick Couscouris, Pat Ngoho, Paul Davis, Peter Hewitt, Sean Goff, Sergie Ventura, “SAlba” Steve Alba, Steve Olson and Txus Dominguez (La Kantera skate park designer), as they grapple for the title of Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo champion and for a total prize purse of $US30,000.
“A bowl on the beach in summer in Basque Country with one of the best line ups ever for a comp. I can’t believe I get to be a part of this. I know I should be working but I’ll be fanning out pretty much the whole time. BOWL-A-RAMA is not just about the comp, it is about the gathering of all of our friends for a week celebrating what united us in the first place – skateboarding. Volcom and Getxo are letting us throw one massive party. Come and enjoy it with us.” Chad Ford.
OFFICIAL ROSTER OF EVENTS:
Tuesday Sept 2nd
Riders Sign-In & Opening Party
Ilunabar, Calle Tamarindos, Getxo. Above La Kantera Skatepark
Wednesday Sept 3rd
Official Barbecue & Skate Session, With Live Music
Presented By Volcom & Kako Skate
La Kantera Skatepark, Playa Arrigunaga
Thursday Sept 4th
Free Skate Demo Session & Evening Party At Las Arenas
Supported By Kako Skate; Bar Zehar Bide & Bar Momo
Las Arenas Skatepark, Calle Manuel Smith Kalea, Las Arenas
Friday Sept 5th
Love + Guts Art Show
Supported By Getxo Kirolak
Iluna Bar, Stone Beach, Bar Tamarindo & Creperia Del Mar. Calle Tamarindos, Getxo
6pm – 10pm
Saturday Sept 6th
Volcom Bowl-A-Rama Getxo 2014
World’s Best Riders Battle It Out For Us$30k
La Kantera Skate Park, Playa Arrigunaga
10am – 7pm
Live Webcast –www.bowlarama.com.au/live
Official After Party
Presented By Red Bull
SUNSET SOPELANA BAR
Sunday Sept 7th
Official Closing Party
Hosted By Getxo Kirolak
La Arrigunaga Beach Bar / Txiringuito
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.