BOWLZILLA SHAKES COAST

The Australian Skateboarding Federation, International Skateboarder’s Union, Bleach* Festival and Miryoku Agency are shaking things up in Australian skating with BOWLZILLA Gold Coast.

We at BOWLZILLA are starting something. Partnering with likeminded skater run organisations around the world to build events that help nurture scenes, create opportunity for local skaters and have an amazing time celebrating all that makes skateboarding great with art, music and the competitions.

BOWLZILLA started in Getxo, Spain, in September 2015 and has since built the first proper concrete bowl in Chile and run the first international professional competition in Chile and established the first national bowl skating competition in Wellington, New Zealand. BOWLZILLA Gold Coast will be adding something to the Australian scene and ensuring skaters retain their voice with by skaters for skaters events.

Proudly supported by City of Gold Coast Councillor Daphne McDonald. BOWLZILLA Gold Coast has several events as part of the celebrations and is running concurrently beside other great events on the Gold Coast. It all starts with the Tic Taco skate art exhibition at Beach Burrito Company Coolangatta on Thursday 10th March, the next day there is a great event running the same time as BOWLZILLA Gold Coast on Friday 11th and we will all be there to celebrate the incredible talents of female skaters and photographers at Yeah Girl, a photography exhibition exposing the often unseen and rapidly growing world of women’s skateboarding. The competition itself is at Elanora skatepark on Saturday 12th March and we have; Dive In, the official BOWLZILLA Gold Coast after party that night to wrap of the festivities. All of this is part of Bleach* Festival which is the Gold Coast’s signature arts and music festival from 4-20 March. Across three huge weekends of Bleach*, hundreds of Gold Coast artists, along with a formidable team of renowned Australian and international artists, will present eight world premieres and a blockbuster line-up of easily accessible and mostly free events.

Bowl skating is fun. It is why we do it. Period. The unique approach that bowl skating encourages should have its own unique approach in how it is represented. So BOWLZILLA is less about the strict structure of competition and more about the opportunity of gathering all our friends from far and wide and seeing what weird and wonderful approaches we all have and finding ways of rewarding and celebrating these achievements. It is why we are working with ISU and their bowl skating specific judging criteria.

BOWLZILLA Gold Coast is the culmination of the ASF championship series and sees the best performed riders in ASF qualifier events seeded into BOWLZILLA Gold Coast. BOWLZILLA Gold Coast's top riders will qualify for International BOWLZILLA events making BOWLZILLA the complete contest pathway for Australian riders from the local park to the international stage. Year on year BOWLZILLA Gold Coast will grow in stature and benefit for the locals and all divisions will expand with the world’s top talent while encouraging and benefiting Australia’s best.

“A couple of the greatest things about skateboarding is it is in constant motion and its direction is determined by its participants. Skaters know what skaters need. BOWLZILLA Gold Coast is developed by, guided by and run by skaters with skater’s best interests at its centre. City of Gold Coast, International Skateboarder’s Union, Australian Skateboarding Federation and Miryoku Agency are all working to build a new more skate centric platform and the future starts 12th March. Come and join in”. Chad Ford; BOWLZILLA director.

CR McDonald said; “it was exciting that the Pines Skate bowl at Elanora, the first open full pipe in Australia, was chosen to hold the first BOWLZILLA Gold Coast event, bringing in world champions and providing a wonderful opportunity for local talent providing the pathway to the world stage”.

BOWLZILLA™ Gold Coast
10th March: Tic Taco art exhibition – Beach Burrito Company; The Strand Shop 25/26, 72-80 Marine Parade, Coolangatta 4225 Ph: (07) 5536 4192
11th March: Yeah Girl Photography exhibition; 54 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Waters QLD 4223
12th March: BOWLZILLA™ Gold Coast competition - Pines Lane, Elanora QLD 4221
12th March: Dive In – official after party - TBA

www.bowlzilla.net
http://www.bleachfestival.com.au/events/bowlzilla/
http://www.bleachfestival.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/yeahgirlskateboarding/
https://www.facebook.com/BleachFestival

@bowlzilla
‪#‎bowlzilla‬
‪#‎bowlzillagoldcoast‬
‪#‎yeahgirl2016‬
@bleachfestival
‪#‎bleachfestival2016‬

Posted on February 17, 2016 .

BOWLZILLA CAPITAL CELEBRATION

 BOWLZILLA Wellington 2016

BOWLZILLA Wellington 2016

Wellington City Council, International Skateboarder’s Union, Redhead or Dead Events and Miryoku Agency are bringing a heavy line-up of skaters to BOWLZILLA Wellington’s biggest bowl-skating competition.

 

BOWLZILLA Wellington is the start of something new in Aotearoa. We’re partnering with likeminded skater-run organisations around the world to build events that help nurture scenes, create opportunities for local skaters and have an amazing time celebrating all that makes skateboarding great with art, music and competitions.

 

BOWLZILLA started in Getxo, Spain, in September 2015, and led to the first concrete bowl to be built in Chile alongside the launch of the first international professional competition there and now we’re establishing the first National bowl-skating titles here in Wellington.

 

BOWLZILLA Wellington launches with the Fusion Surf/Skate Welcome Party at The Cambridge Hotel on Friday 4 March. The following day, sees the skaters battling it out at the inaugural BOWLZILLA Wellington National Bowl Skating Titles. In the evening ARTZILLA showcases the best skater art at our official after party; Dive In. We’ll still be celebrating on the 6th of March at the Karori Vert Jam.

 

Bowl skating is fun, it’s why we do it. Period. BOWLZILLA is less about the strict structure of competition and more about the opportunity to gather our friends from far and wide, seeing what weird and wonderful approaches they bring to the bowl.

 

The competition has divisions for all the bowl talent across New Zealand. Year on year we expect these titles will grow in stature, benefitting both local skaters and the local economy.

 

At BOWLZILLA we stand on the shoulders of giants and we strive in all we do to acknowledge the influential skaters and the scene that came before us; 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, Lee Ralph, Andrew “Morri” Morrison, 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 those that blazed the path.

 

BOWLZILLA™ acknowledges and celebrates this heritage with plans to build on the past and write a bright and energetic future for skateboarding.

 

BOWLZILLA™ Wellington

4–5 March 2016

 4 March: Fusion Surf/Skate Welcome Party at The Cambridge; 28 Cambridge Terrace, Te Aro, Wellington, PH: 0800 375021

5 March: BOWLZILLA Wellington competition at Waitangi Park, Wellington, Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

5 March: ARTZILLA art show; TBA

5 March: Dive In the BOWLZILLA Wellington official after party: TBA

6 March: Karori Vert Jam, Ian Galloway Park, Karori, Wellington

 

http://www.facebook.com/bowlzilla

@bowlzilla

#bowlzilla

#bowlzillawellington

Posted on February 14, 2016 .

Shaking Things Up with BOWLZILLA Chile 2016

“SHAKING THINGS UP”

BOWLZILLA™ Chile 2016

16th January 2016: BOWLZILLA™ Chile was held for the first time this past weekend at Ritoque Beach and delivered big.

 

BOWLZILLA™ Chile Sport Music Festival is the first of its kind in South America. Having the combination of the two was brilliant in being able to give fans access to their favourite skaters and bands at the one time and each inspiring the other.

 

Steve Caballero was easily the busiest person at the event. He skated in the Masters heats and qualified for the final. In between he went on stage and did a guest bass appearance with Strung Out and then skated in the Masters finals and placed 2nd overall. That wasn’t enough though, he then went on stage with his best friends and their band The Faction, playing for the first time to a South American audience that has been wanting to see them since the early 80s when they formed. Steve wins BOWLZILLA Chile MVP for 2016!

 

Skating with Steve in the Masters was 2015 International Skateboarder’s Union Masters World Champion – Pat Ngoho. This honour gave Pat the best position to skate in during the qualifying heats; last rider in last heat. Included were riders from Brazil; Marco Cruz, Miguel Catarina, Bruno Passos, Evandro Mancha, the USA; Bill Rennie (Tristan’s dad), Chris Patton, Kevin Staab, Tony Hawk and from the UK and a close 2nd to Steve Caballero for MVP with MC duties, webcast compare and Masters competition; Sean Goff from the UK.

 

For most of these riders it was their first time to Chile and for the fans it was decades overdue and they showed their appreciation by screaming and shouting their support for them all day. In return the skaters gave their all. This was a brand new bowl and a new style of bowl so there was no home field advantage and it had them all working harder. Although the placings may read like a foregone conclusion, if you ask the riders they will tell you it was far from that. Because of all of this the fans got a much tighter competition. Tony Hawk won and the huge number of his dedicated fans were over the moon to see him add to his legacy of competition winnings but he fought for it.

 

BOWLZILLA Chile 2016 Masters results:

1          Tony Hawk

2          Steve Caballero

3          Bruno Passos

4          Pat Ngoho

5          Kevin Staab

6          Evandro Mancha

7          Chris Patton

8          Marco Cruz

9          Miguel Catarina

10        Bill Rennie

11        Sean Goff

 

There was a huge pro field and they came from all over to have a go at the inaugural title of BOWLZILLA Chile Pro Champion. There was a big contingent from Brazil and especially RTMF, the USA, Dominican Republic, Italy, UK, Basque Country, Argentina and the local Chileans. With no home field advantage as the bowl was finished the Sunday night before the comp and crowd favourite and 2nd placed in the 2015 ISU Pro World Bowl Series – Pedro Barros taking himself out the day before while out sightseeing with friends and family (he hit a patch of sand on his skateboard and broke his collarbone) it made the field wide open. You could have given first place to any of the top three and most would have been okay with it but in the end it came down to who utilised the whole bowl best and was closest in style to the bowl competition guidelines ISU has put out there to showcase the best bowl skating in the world.

 

We've all been hoping and waiting and cheering and encouraging and then finally it happened on Saturday and we couldn't be more proud of being part of Murilo Peres first major pro win. EVERYONE was stoked. He didn’t even get a chance to accept his award before he was carried off on everyone’s shoulders. We can say we were there.

 

1          Murilo Peres     Brazil

2          Tom Schaar      USA

3          Chris Russell    USA

4          Tristan RennieUSA

5          Vi Kakinho        Brazil

6          Trey Wood        USA

7          Jono SchwannUSA

8          Kevin Kowalski USA

9          Josh Borden     USA

10        Ben Hatchell     USA

11        Daniel Cuervo   Dominican Republic

12        Rony Gomes    Brazil

13        Otavio Neto      Brazil

14        Felipe Foguinho Brazil

15        Nilo Pecanha    Brazil

16        Caique Silva     Brazil

17        Marcello Jimenez Chile

18        Sky Siljeg         USA

19        Ivan Federico    Italy

20        Alex Halford      UK

21        Lada Amarilla   Argentina

22        Gonzalo Rodriguez Argentina

23        Patricio Perez   Chile

24        Sagas Braulio   Chile

25        Benjamin Perez Chile

26        Alan Young       USA

27        Borja Casas      Basque Country

28        Dario MataroloArgentina

29        Nacho Galo      Chile

30        Lucas Rojas     Argentina

 

BOWLZILLA is more than just skating. There is art and music and good times all round as part of the whole gathering. The week’s festivities kicked off with BOWLZILLA’s cultural event partners Love & Guts throwing an art show / welcome party for everyone in Santiago at Mall Sport. Loads of the riders showed up and had their art on display and for sale at the show with an impromptu session happening at Bowl Park skatepark and a bunch of the skaters; Renton Millar, Chris Russell, Alex Halford, Trey Wood and Sam Beckett got wet on the permanent wave set up they have there. It was a great launch and welcome.

 

The music side of things was huge with; Mucho Muchacho, Zaturno, Dj Rafik, Strung Out, DJ Sien, Yuksek, Gui Boratto, Gentleman, Cody Simpson, The Faction and Capital Cities playing. The music was the backdrop for the skating and once the competition was over everyone went to party and dance till last call.

 

The sponsors for this first year were very generous and supportive and helped bring everything together. Monster, Globe, Volcom and Movistar. Good event sponsors offer more than just a logo and a cheque and all of our sponsors this year gave more and everyone at the event benefitted from their participation.

 

The competition is part of the points of the International Skateboarder’s Union bowl series and it launched the ISU season for 2016. This event continued the utilisation of the ISU’s new bowl specific judging format that the riders have been wanting for a long time. It is focused on proper bowl skating with lines and use of the whole bowl being rewarded more than single tricks. The judges really embraced it and we saw many riders change their approach to the bowl. As these guidelines develop and improve so is the riders level of skating and approach.

Posted on January 20, 2016 .

BOWLZILLA RAGING IN CHILE!

BOWLZILLA™ Chile is a partnership of the best music and the long history - and ripping future - of bowl skating. Breaking out on 16th January, BOWLZILLA™ Chile is a new international professional skateboard competition and music festival. The festival will be at Ritoque Beach, Quintero, Chile.

 

Created by a team with more than 60 years’ experience with professional skateboarding and 60 years’ experience with music events. BOWLZILLA™ Chile will be a festival of skating, music, art, culture and Masters and Professional skateboard competitions.

 

Invitations have gone out to the world’s best bowl skaters with big names already confirmed; Tony Hawk, Pedro Barros 2014 ISU Pro Bowl World Champion, Steve Caballero, Murilo Peres, Kevin Staab, Vi Kakinho, Felipe Foguinho, Leo Kakinho, Marco Cruz, Nilo Pecanha, Daniel Cuervo, Otavio Neto, Rony Gomes, Pat Ngoho 2014 ISU Masters Bowl World Champion, Sean Goff and more to be announced soon.

 

The celebration is for everyone. There are fans flying in from all points of the world to join them and partake in the celebration. They will all be raging on the beach at the peak of summer in Chile. Which won'tbe hard with bands and DJs like: Capital Cities, Erick Morillo, Gentleman, Cody Simpson, Yuksek, Gui Boratto, Rafik,Sien, Zaturno and skate rock legends The Faction already confirmed. There are some more big names being announced shortly.

 

The competition 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™ Chile champion! Stay locked to www.bowlzilla.net for live action and updates.

 

There is a new bowl being purpose built for the competition and it will be left for the locals to enjoy for years to come. It is far too soon to say legacy but this bowl and the festival will be around for many years, adding to the developing Chile skate scene, the rich South American skate culture and the ever evolving history of international bowl skating all combined with one of the greatest music festivals to be seen in Chile.

 

The competition has a prize purse of US$80,000 making it the richest skateboard competition in South America ever! This, the epic location, amazing bands, first competition of the year and the new bowl ensure 2016 is going to launch BIG thanks to BOWLZILLA™ Chile.

 

Sign up to get all the latest information as it drops;

www.facebook.com/bowlzilla

www.facebook.com/bowlzillachile

https://goo.gl/3SWn4S

www.facebook.com/isuskate

@bowlzilla

@bowlzillachile

BOWLZILLA Chile!

Here at BOWLZILLA we are proud to announce our next stop and it is going to be huge; BOWLZILLA Sport Music Festival Chile! It's on 16th January at Ritoque Beach. We're building a brand new bowl on the beach with a US$80,000 prize purse and all the biggest names in bowl skating already confirmed for Pro; Pedro Barros, Felipe Foguinho, Vi Kakinho, Murilo Peres, Otavio Neto, Rony Gomez and Masters; Sean Goff, Leo Kakinho, Marco Cruz, Pat Ngoho, Kevin Staab, Setev Caballero and Tony Hawk! More information coming early next week on the big name bands playing and how to get tickets.

Pro Final Euskaltel BOWLZILLA Getxo 2015

What a way to launch! Thanks to everyone for coming to support us and enjoy the celebration. We will be announcing more events shortly and you are all welcome to come and be part of the whole thing. Friends, family and fans gathering to skate and celebrate. Our idea of a good time.

 

We'd love to come skate your pools and bowls, so send us an invite. Please feel free to share them with us too.

 

Here is the Pro Final clip. There will be a half hour TV show being released shortly and will be played around the world. So sign up at our Facebook to be kept up on when and where.

 


Posted on September 17, 2015 .

WE STARTED SOMETHING

The first BOWLZILLA™ was launched this week in Basque Country – Euskaltel BOWLZILLA™ Getxo and was ripping!

 

BOWLZILLA™ is the culmination of the long history - and ripping future - of bowl skating which launched this week with three days of amazing skating and culture with music, art and comps. We launched at La Kantera skatepark, Arrigunaga beach, and will be taking the competition to the rest of the world with new stops being announced shortly.

 

Created by a team of skaters with more than 60 years’ experience with professional skateboarding and events, Euskaltel BOWLZILLA™ Getxo was a celebration of art, music, parties, industry catch ups, sideshows and Masters and Professional skate competitions. Skaters and fans had a big week and we will be sleeping in Monday.

 

The comp is part of the points of the International Skateboarder’s Union bowl series and ISU used this event to launch a new bowl specific judging format that the riders have been wanting for a long time. It is focused on proper bowl skating with lines and use of the whole bowl being rewarded more than single tricks. The judges really embraced it and we saw many riders change their approach to the bowl.

 

The opening day of Euskaltel BOWLZILLA Getxo was amazing. Kako and The Captain did an amazing job with Cruzade Skateboards to stage the opening day's proceedings with The Tournament at Las Arenas skatepark. It was a unique format with over 50 competitors trimmed down to 32 which then saw them skate face to face in 16 groups of two and then the final 2. In the final were Ian Campbell and Danny Leon. Ian the local favourite and Danny the incredible Spanish talent everyone is starting to take notice of. After all the different heats both of them were beat but put in their all. If one fell the other helped them get up. They were both skating fast and blasting all over the park. In the end Danny came through with the win but it was close.

 

Friday was time for the Masters to show everyone how rewarding a lifetime of skating can be. They had the stands on their feet cheering. We had riders who have been professional for nearly 40 years in the bowl. With skaters like Brad Bowman, Sean Goff, ISU 2014 Masters World Champion Pat Ngoho and a gang of euro legends it was a heated session. In the end Txus Dominguez came through to win. Txus is a local artist, skatepark builder and legend. He designed and built the La Kantera pool the comp is in 15 years ago. To say he knows the lines in the pool better than anyone else is an understatement. It was very close between Txus and Pat which is how you want it in great competitions. 1st Txus Dominguez, 2nd Pat Ngoho, 3rd Diego Dural.

 

The Pro show was on today with a large field of European riders complemented by a couple of international showings. James Moore was here from Australia and made an impression on the fans. With 5 very competitive heats being cut down to a final of 8 it was a tough task for the judges. They put in a hard day’s work. Ian Campbell’s skating really stood out as he really embraced the whole bowl. Danny Leon blew people away with some of the lines he chose in the bowl. Ultimately someone had to win and Kalle Berglind ended up on the podium today. He had the most consistent, long, smooth, fast and unique lines which saw him grab the top spot.

 

1 Kalle Berglind

2 Danny Leon

3 Alex Halford

4 Ian Campbell

5 Ivan Rivadon Alvarez

6 enrique giles

7 Borja Casas

8 Yago Dominguez

 

Euskaltel was incredibly generous with their support of skateboarding and Getxo have been visionary in their nurturing and promotion of the skateboard lifestyle in their community. Euskaltel BOWLZILLA™ Getxo was our way of giving a massive thank you to them, the riders, the wider community and the dedicated fans.

 

We will have the clip from today up as soon as they finish in the edit suite.

Thank you to everyone who made today possible; Euskaltel, Getxo Kirilak, La Kantera Skate Club, San MIguel, Red Bull, Kako's Skate Shop, Iluna Bar, ISU, Marca and all the many people who worked tirelessly for everyone to enjoy skateboarding here in Getxo this week.

Next year is going to be HUGE!

Posted on September 12, 2015 .

Masters Euskaltel BOWLZILLA Getxo

Friday was time for the Masters to show everyone how rewarding a lifetime of skating can be. They had the stands on their feet cheering.

 

We had riders who have been professional for nearly 40 years in the bowl. With skaters like Brad Bowman, Sean Goff, ISU 2014 Masters World Champion Pat Ngoho and a gang of euro legends it was a heated session.

 

In the end Txus Dominguez came through to win. Txus is a local artist, skatepark builder and legend. He designed and built the La Kantera pool the comp is in 15 years ago. To say he knows the lines in the pool better than anyone else is an understatement. It was very close between Txus and Pat which is how you want it in great competitions.

 

1 Txus Dominguez

2 Pat Ngoho

3 Diego Doural

4 Sean Goff

5 Jon Ander "Txufo"

6 AlexMosterib

7 Brad Bowman

8 Nick Couscouris

9 Kevin Campbell

10 Johan Berglind

11 Wolfgang Tooth

12 Ben Canivez

13 Mark Beugnier

Posted on September 12, 2015 .

Opening of Euskaltel BOWLZILLA Getxo was "Ripping" - Kako

The opening day of Euskaltel BOWLZILLA Getxo was amazing. Kako and The Captain did an amazing job with Cruzade Skateboards to stage the opening day's proceedings with The Tournament at Las Arenas skatepark.

 

It was a unique format with over 50 competitors trimmed down to 32 which then saw them skate face to face in 16 groups of two, then 8 groups, then 4 and then the final 2. They used the whole park, which was pretty crazy. If you have ever been there or seen footage it is a small town square park and there were spectators everywhere so fitting everyone in was comfy to say the least.

 

In the final were Ian Campbell and Danny Leon. Ian the local favourite and Danny the incredible Spanish talent everyone is starting to take notice of. After all the different heats both of them were beat but put in their all. If one fell the other helped them get up. They were both skating fast and blasting all over the park. In the end Danny came through with the win but it was close.

 

Afterward we all went to Momo Bar for a great photo exhibition by Jaime Marcos. The celebrations continued on for a while with many San MIguel's going down.

 

Thanks to Kako's Skate Shop, Cruzade Skateboards, Euskaltel, San Miguel, Getxo Kirilak and all the helpers for launching BOWLZILLA proper!

Posted on September 12, 2015 .

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

 

 

@bowlzilla

#bowlzilla

#bowlzillagetxo

#bowlzillalakantera

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 .