Cruzade Skateboards The Tournament by Kako's Skate Shop presented by BOWLZILLA

Thursday 10th September from 3:00PM

 

Open contest - Las Arenas skatepark, Getxo, Basque Country.

A head to head skate contest with 32 of the best skaters fighting in a battlefield for the big final.

16 heats of two skaters riding for 4 minutes against each other using the whole skatepark.

Prize purse: €1500, 4 Samsung Galaxy A5 BK phones, awards for best tricks and raffles.

After party at: Momo and Zear Bide Pubs with a photo exhibition by Jaime Marcos, Jon Ander Lara "Kali"

Sponsors: Euskaltel, Marca, Trickon, Cruzade Skateboards, Kako's Skate Shop, Getxo Kirolak, San Miguel and BOWLZILLA

Posted on August 31, 2015 .

BOWLZILLA IS UPON US!

Euskaltel BOWLZILLA™ Getxo

- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2015: Eusklatel, Getxo and Miryoku Agency announce the unleashing of BOWLZILLA™ on the world! 

BOWLZILLA™ is the culmination of the long history - and ripping future - of bowl skating. Kicking off on the 12th September, 2015, BOWLZILLA™ is a new global professional skateboard competition series and festival. Starting at La Kantera skatepark, Arrigunaga beach, the competition will begin in the Abra Bay of Getxo, Basque Country, Spain, and then move through the rest of the world.

Created by a team of skaters with more than 60 years’ experience with professional skateboarding and events, Euskaltel BOWLZILLA™ Getxo will be a festival of art, music, parties, industry catch ups, sideshow and Masters and Professional skateboard competition. Skaters and fans will all feel welcome, as competitions are about more than the podium - the celebration is for everyone.

The comp is part of the points of the International Skateboarder’s Union bowl series and in it you will see the best of the best competing for the inaugural title of BOWLZILLA™ Champion! Stay locked to www.bowlzilla.net.

Invitations have gone out; the world’s best bowl skaters will enjoy a week of amazing skating, art shows, parties and competition. There are fans flying in from all points of the world to partake in the celebration. Epic is a great word to explain it all.

Euskaltel is incredibly generous with their support of skateboarding and Getxo are visionary in their nurturing and promotion of the skateboard lifestyle in their community. Euskaltel BOWLZILLA™ Getxo will be a massive thank you to them, the riders, the wider community and the dedicated fans. Come and be a part of the future.

BOWL SKATING:

Bowl skating is one of the funnest things to do and watch. It was the birth of modern skateboarding in the 1970s and introduced an approach to physical pursuit that had never been seen before. This lifestyle continues to grow far beyond the backyard pools and skateparks it originally grew out of.

Bowl skating and its influence launched the careers of legends like Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Dog Town, Steve Alba, Pat Ngoho, Suicidal Tendencies, Black Flag, Social Distortion, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Glen E. Friedman, Thrasher, Independent, The Bones Brigade, The Beastie Boys, Lance Mountain, Chris Miller and Tony Hawk.

The new guard of Alex Sorgente, Chris Russell, Grant Taylor, Lizzie Armanto, Danny Leon, Rune Glifberg, Omar Hassan, Bucky Lasek and Pedro Barros, would not be here without this heritage. BOWLZILLA™ acknowledges and celebrates this with plans to build on the past and write a bright and energetic future.

 

Event Name:  Euskaltel BOWLZILLA™ Getxo

Dates:  10-12th September 2015


Event info:

10th September:

Cruzade Skateboard Comp – Las Arenas skatepark

11th September:

BOWLZILLA™ Masters Comp – La Kantera skatepark

Love & Guts art show – Iluna Bar, La Kantera

12th September:

BOWLZILLA™ Pro Comp – La Kantera Skatepark

Dive In – official after party - La Arringunaga Beach Bar

 

 

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BOWLZILLA

BOWLZILLA™ is the long history and ripping future of bowl skating and an ever developing competition and festival series of stoke! Skating, fun and celebration are the reason and the all of what BOWLZILLA™ is.

Skaters like Tony Alva and Jay Adams popularised backyard pool skating in the magazines back in the mid 70s at pools like the Gonzales Pool as part of the Dog Town and Z Boys collectives and sparked the fire. From there the popularity grew and made to skate pools started showing up in skateparks. It wasn't long from there that the first competition was held and Salba won that and the age of the modern professional skater was born. The next generation of skaters such as Christian Hosoi, Pat Ngoho, Steve Caballero, Tony Hawk, Chris Miller and Lance Mountain took that influence on into the 80s and inspired succesive generations to get us to now and right now IS the golden age of skateboarding. All you have to do is witness the skating of Pedro Barros, Alex Sorgente, Danny Leon and Chris Russell to see how things have progressed but still embrace the heritage of fast, new, gnarly and most of all fun that this type of skating has always been about. Bowl and pool skating is fun and that is why we're here.  

BOWLZILLA™ has many parts that mix together for one amazing spectacular. It is a festival with amazing international talent combined with the best bowl scenes in the world and has music, art and parties and everyone is invited. It will be launching onto the international scene with the throb of the bass bin, roar of the crowds and scream of trucks.

There is a fantastic network in place to enable BOWLZILLA™, which is about skaters supporting skaters, which is why we work with groups who share the same goals such as; ASF – Australian Skateboard Federation, ISU – International Skateboarder’s Union and ISF – International Skateboard Federation. As skateboarding grows and matures it is important that it is represented and supported by skaters supporting skaters, to ensure that our future is owned and decided by us.

The team putting on the festival have developed and staged some of the most iconic skateboard competitions in the world along with music and art that is our culture. With all their history, these new festivals will be the funnest scene in town. The festivals will grow year on year to become destination events.

We're here to skate, promote and support our friends and invite everyone along for the celebration!

Posted on July 28, 2015 .