As the sun settles on Arrigunaga Beach, Getxo, celebrations mark a day of insane bowl shredding, at the inaugural Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA Getxo 2014.
19 year-old Volcom and Red Bull rider Pedro Barros continued his winning streak, landing the Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA PRO title, followed closely by Alex Sorgente and local rider Danny Leon.
While Felipe Foguinho and Omar Hassan blew everyone away tying in the Pro-Tec best trick contest and split the 500EURO.
”That was amazing! I have to thank Volcom, Getxo, Pro-Tec, Red Bull, Kako's Skate Shop, Iluna Bar, Algorta Skate Club and all of the friendliest and coolest locals you could ever meet. I really am struggling for words; first year to have the level of support from the riders and the community that we did was beyond comparison. It all showed in the skating. You have to come to Getxo and ride the bowl. Only then will you have any idea how completely gnarly the level of skating was. We're all at the after party planning next year right now. See you then.” Says Chad Ford, Frontside Events Director,
The week dedicated to La Kantera skateboard culture was jam-packed of events, including old school skate sessions, backyard barbeques, live music and art shows.
“I want to come back to Getxo since this is my first time here! Alain, Jaime, Kako and many other friends that we made have made the vibe and also asked me to come back. I’m glad that BOWL-A-RAMA, Volcom, Red Bull, Pro-Tec and everyone else made this special moment happen. It’s not just for me, it is for the locals, for the skateboard and for Basque Country / Spain”
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, 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, 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 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.
If the ever-growing crowds aren’t proof enough, the consistent return of internationally renowned skateboarders has seen the Internatonal Skateboarders Union (ISU) sanctioned BOWL-A-RAMA competitions, gain reputation as the premier core skate series in the world.
1. Pedro Barros
2. Alex Sorgente
3. Danny Leon
4. Felipe Foguinho
5. Cory Juneau
6. Sky Siljeg
7. Joshua Borden
8. Chris Russell
1. Pat Ngoho
2. Sean Goff
3. Steve Alba
4. Txus Dominguez
5. Sergie Ventura
6. Stephane Andre
7. Jan Loften
8. Brad Bowman