Practice has been going on all week. Everyone is getting used to a brand new bowl. Going to be a big day for the first ever BOWLZILLA 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.
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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 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
Cruzade Skateboard Comp – Las Arenas skatepark
BOWLZILLA™ Masters Comp – La Kantera skatepark
Love & Guts art show – Iluna Bar, La Kantera
BOWLZILLA™ Pro Comp – La Kantera Skatepark
Dive In – official after party - La Arringunaga Beach Bar