Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2013

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VANS BOWL-A-RAMA BONDI RETURNS IN 2013 WITH A $100,000AUD PRIZE PURSE



Sydney’s stunning Bondi Beach welcomes the return of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi from February 19 - 23 for its ninth consecutive year of awesome skateboarding and events. Following it’s the first event of the international series, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington (held one week prior), Bondi promises to continue the festivities with an even hotter lineup of international skateboarding legends at the biggest professional bowl skating contest this side of the equator.

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2012 saw original Bones Brigade member Steve Caballero (USA) knock out the competition to win his fifth Masters Title while crowds blew up in a well-deserved cheer. Following suit, teen prodigy Pedro Barros (BRAZIL) blasted his way through the competition to earn first place on the Pro leader board for the third year running, in front of Bucky Lasek (USA) and Rune Glifberg (DENMARK).

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2013 draws a stellar list of international talent, including the pumped-to-win runners up from last year’s event, alongside crowd favourites: Pedros Barros (BRAZIL), Steve Caballero (USA), and Josh Rodriguez (USA). For the first time ever Christian Hosoi (USA) will be hitting bondi beach skatepark, whilst they all battle it out for the $100,00AUD prize purse. The competition on the Bowl is guaranteed to be fierce.

“Rad!!! Some amazing skating is going on here in Wellington, New Zealand, it’s set for an epic PRO showdown on Saturday and then it’s off to the big-mama of skateboarding; the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi see you on the beach!!” Comments Master skateboarder Pat Ngoho.

The PRO division is one of the strongest ever assembled, with a list of riders including Pedro Barros, Josh Rodriguez, Rune Glifberg, Jack Fardell, Nolan Monroe, Sky Siljeg, Nathan Beck, Kalani David, Bucky Lasek, Josh Stafford, Kevin Kowalski, Mike Owen, Charlie Blair, Alex Sorgente, Steve Pineiro, Omar Hassan, Otavio Neto, Rion Linderman, Joshua Borden, Nilo Pecannha, Andy Macdonald, Marcos Gabriel, Renton Millar, Ben Hatchell, Alex Perelson, Curren Caples, Ben Raybourn, Sam Beckett, and Zach Miller, all looking to skate their way to a spot on the podium.

The Masters Division includes skateboarding legends Christian Hosoi (first time competing at Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi), Pat Ngoho, Steve Caballero, Sean Goff, Eddie Elguera, Sergie Ventura, Lester Kasai, Michael Mulhall, Jeff Grosso and George Orton.

Another year down and another Bondi just around the corner. This will be my second year at Australia’s most infamous bowl contest, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi. Every year this contest grows and brings in fresh and exciting skateboarders, right to the beautiful Bondi Beach. If your not there, we had fun. If you are, Strap yourself in and lets get buck.” Comments Australian Champion, Jack Fardell”

In addition to hosting the world’s most recognized skateboard talent Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi will once again award wild card entries to the winners of the Hurley Australian Bowl-riders competition (ABC™) held at Newcastle’s Bar Beach. These talented underdogs bring a whole new level of competition to the pool, making the pros sweat it out as they battle for the titles.

This year at Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi will have the Dew AM Jam, the amateur comp running as part of the day’s events. It was created by Mt Dew to give young amateur skaters the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of media and sponsors from around the world.

This year $3000 is on the line for the best overall skater during the comp and the Order of Skaters will be provided on the day of the event. The runs will be judged by Mt Dew skaters Renton Millar and Nathan Beck as well as Sergie Ventura.

“We’re all arriving in Bondi right now from the best Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington so far. Building on the energy levels from last week means that everyone is in for one of the most amazing weeks of skateboard culture ever seen on the fine shores of Bondi. As lifelong fans we can’t wait to be part of it. Not only do we have new talent coming up to shake the tree but also a heavy list of scene builders that created the whole thing in the first place. Young guns like; Alex Sorgente, Jack Fardell and Kalani David side by side with the old dogs; Christian Hosoi, Mike McGill, Adrian Jones and George Orton is going to be bloody awesome!” Comments Chad Ford, Director of Frontside Events.

Fans outside of Sydney can watch the action live via a global webcast from http://www.bowlarama.com.au, live Fuel TV broadcast and the Vans Live 2.0 App.

Officially sanctioned by World Cup Skateboarding, Vans Bowl-A-Rama™ Bondi celebrates the culture of skateboarding by offering a week of festivities in the lead-up to competition on Saturday February 23. Join the action and check out the side events listed below (open to public) and celebrate skateboarding alongside the biggest talent in the world.

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OFFICIAL ROSTER OF EVENTS:



Tuesday:
Tic Taco art show
Bondi Beach Burrito, 7pm

Wednesday:
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2013 Party
White Revolver, 9pm

Thursday:
SDS Broken Bones Skate Demo & Rider signing
Warringah Mall, 3:30pm – 5pm

SDS Presents Broken Bones Party
Beach Road Hotel, 7pm – till late

Friday:
Love + Guts art show – The Badlands
Beach Road Hotel, 6pm – 8pm

Official Love + Guts art show – After party
Beach Road Hotel, 8pm

Saturday:
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi
Bondi Beach Skatepark, 9am – 7pm

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi official after party
Beach Road Hotel, 8pm – late

Sunday:
Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi – wrap party
The Bucket List, 7:30pm
 
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VANS BOWL-A-RAMA BONDI 2012 - VIDEO



VANS BOWL-A-RAMA BONDI 2012 - INTERVIEWS

 
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WIN 1 OF 4 VIP PASSES HERE: http://bit.ly/bowltix13

 
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Woot

This year I might even find time to get to some of the parties or even go for a surf with Pedro.
 
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It's going to be sick! So stoked I'm able to attend this year! cool grin
 
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ROLL IN - EPISODE 1: PEDRO BARROS



In the lead up to the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi, we catch up with 3 time winner Pedro Barros.
Track: Bad Kids Skype Too by Samoan Punks
Sydney’s stunning Bondi Beach welcomes the return of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi from February 19 - 23 for its ninth consecutive year of awesome skateboarding and events. Following it’s the first event of the international series, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington (held one week prior), Bondi promises to continue the festivities with an even hotter lineup of international skateboarding legends at the biggest professional bowl skating contest this side of the equator.

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2012 saw original Bones Brigade member Steve Caballero (USA) knock out the competition to win his fifth Masters Title while crowds blew up in a well-deserved cheer. Following suit, teen prodigy Pedro Barros (BRAZIL) blasted his way through the competition to earn first place on the Pro leader board for the third year running, in front of Bucky Lasek (USA) and Rune Glifberg (DENMARK).

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2013 draws a stellar list of international talent, including the pumped-to-win runners up from last year’s event, alongside crowd favourites: Pedros Barros (BRAZIL), Steve Caballero (USA), and Josh Rodriguez (USA). For the first time ever Christian Hosoi (USA) will be hitting bondi beach skatepark, whilst they all battle it out for the $100,00AUD prize purse. The competition on the Bowl is guaranteed to be fierce.

“Rad!!! Some amazing skating is going on here in Wellington, New Zealand, it’s set for an epic PRO showdown on Saturday and then it’s off to the big-mama of skateboarding; the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi see you on the beach!!” Comments Master skateboarder Pat Ngoho.

The PRO division is one of the strongest ever assembled, with a list of riders including Pedro Barros, Josh Rodriguez, Rune Glifberg, Jack Fardell, Nolan Monroe, Sky Siljeg, Nathan Beck, Kalani David, Bucky Lasek, Josh Stafford, Kevin Kowalski, Mike Owen, Charlie Blair, Alex Sorgente, Steve Pineiro, Omar Hassan, Otavio Neto, Rion Linderman, Joshua Borden, Nilo Pecannha, Andy Macdonald, Marcos Gabriel, Renton Millar, Ben Hatchell, Alex Perelson, Curren Caples, Ben Raybourn, Sam Beckett, and Zach Miller, all looking to skate their way to a spot on the podium.

The Masters Division includes skateboarding legends Christian Hosoi (first time competing at Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi), Pat Ngoho, Steve Caballero, Sean Goff, Eddie Elguera, Sergie Ventura, Lester Kasai, Michael Mulhall, Jeff Grosso and George Orton.

Another year down and another Bondi just around the corner. This will be my second year at Australia’s most infamous bowl contest, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi. Every year this contest grows and brings in fresh and exciting skateboarders, right to the beautiful Bondi Beach. If your not there, we had fun. If you are, Strap yourself in and lets get buck.” Comments Australian Champion, Jack Fardell”
 
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‘LOVE AND GUTS’ THE BADLANDS - ART SHOW 2013



Vans BOWL-A-RAMATM Bondi’s ‘Festival of the Skateboard’ returns in 2013 with a week of side events running from February 19 – 24. The esteemed ‘Love and Guts’ art show is a highlight of the festival and features the best of art, culture and professional skateboarding.

‘Love and Guts’ was founded in California in 2007 and is the mind-blowing baby of world champion skateboarder and artist Pat Ngoho (USA). In simple form, ‘Love and Guts’ exhibits artwork inspired by skateboarding and created by skateboarders. In its true form, ‘Love and Guts’ is a world of creative genius and celebrates a culture that inspires many.

In 2013 ‘Love and Guts’ bring us The Badlands, an exhibition that pays homage to some of the most influential skaters of all time, those who pushed skateboarding to a bold new frontier with never before seen tricks. The Badlands’ influence is evident in the skateboarding that we know today, and continues to inspire skatepark design, contests, progression and attitude.

As legendary international skateboarders return to Sydney’s Bondi Beach and fans gear up for one of the southern hemisphere’s biggest skateboarding competitions, Vans BOWL-A-RAMATM Bondi, ‘Love and Guts’ The Badlands celebrates skateboarding of the past and present.

‘Love and Guts’ The Badlands kicks off at 5pm on Friday, February 22 at the ‘Festival of the Skateboard’ hub, Bondi’s Beach Road Hotel. The sometimes crazy and always talented artists express their ideas and creativity at ‘Love and Guts’ before joining the after-party which commences upstairs from 9pm.

What: ‘Love and Guts’ The Badlands (art show)

When: Friday February 22, 2013. Art show: 5 – 9pm. After party: 9pm – late.

Where: Beach Road Hotel Bondi, 71 Beach Road, Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW.

About Love and Guts
Beginning with a series of smaller exhibitions in the States in 2007, ‘Love and Guts’ art shows have gained popularity and moved up to an international platform. Artwork from all over the globe can now be seen at the ‘Love and Guts’ exhibition, The Badlands, which is travelling throughout 2013.

Partnering with Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™, ‘Love and Guts’ have established The Badlands art exhibition to promote The Badlands’ ongoing influence and the buzzing culture molded around the growing skateboard movement. loveandguts.com
 
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ROLL IN - EPISODE 2: GENERATIONS



On the eve of the 9th Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi, Lizzie Armanto and Alex Sorgente talk about skating in Bondi for the first time. Lizzie, 20 years old, will make history as the first female to compete in the Pro Division and Alex, 15 years old, is looking good after podium finishes in both at the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA New York IN 2012 and the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington last week.
Sydney’s stunning Bondi Beach welcomes the return of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi from February 19 - 23 for its ninth consecutive year of awesome skateboarding and events. Following it’s the first event of the international series, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington (held one week prior), Bondi promises to continue the festivities with an even hotter lineup of international skateboarding legends at the biggest professional bowl skating contest this side of the equator.

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2012 saw original Bones Brigade member Steve Caballero (USA) knock out the competition to win his fifth Masters Title while crowds blew up in a well-deserved cheer. Following suit, teen prodigy Pedro Barros (BRAZIL) blasted his way through the competition to earn first place on the Pro leader board for the third year running, in front of Bucky Lasek (USA) and Rune Glifberg (DENMARK).

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2013 draws a stellar list of international talent, including the pumped-to-win runners up from last year’s event, alongside crowd favourites: Pedros Barros (BRAZIL), Steve Caballero (USA), and Josh Rodriguez (USA). For the first time ever Christian Hosoi (USA) will be hitting bondi beach skatepark, whilst they all battle it out for the $100,00AUD prize purse. The competition on the Bowl is guaranteed to be fierce.

“Rad!!! Some amazing skating is going on here in Wellington, New Zealand, it’s set for an epic PRO showdown on Saturday and then it’s off to the big-mama of skateboarding; the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi see you on the beach!!” Comments Master skateboarder Pat Ngoho.

The PRO division is one of the strongest ever assembled, with a list of riders including Pedro Barros, Josh Rodriguez, Rune Glifberg, Jack Fardell, Nolan Monroe, Sky Siljeg, Nathan Beck, Kalani David, Bucky Lasek, Josh Stafford, Kevin Kowalski, Mike Owen, Charlie Blair, Alex Sorgente, Steve Pineiro, Omar Hassan, Otavio Neto, Rion Linderman, Joshua Borden, Nilo Pecannha, Andy Macdonald, Marcos Gabriel, Renton Millar, Ben Hatchell, Alex Perelson, Curren Caples, Ben Raybourn, Sam Beckett, and Zach Miller, all looking to skate their way to a spot on the podium.

The Masters Division includes skateboarding legends Christian Hosoi (first time competing at Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi), Pat Ngoho, Steve Caballero, Sean Goff, Eddie Elguera, Sergie Ventura, Lester Kasai, Michael Mulhall, Jeff Grosso and George Orton.

Another year down and another Bondi just around the corner. This will be my second year at Australia’s most infamous bowl contest, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi. Every year this contest grows and brings in fresh and exciting skateboarders, right to the beautiful Bondi Beach. If your not there, we had fun. If you are, Strap yourself in and lets get buck.” Comments Australian Champion, Jack Fardell”

In addition to hosting the world’s most recognized skateboard talent Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi will once again award wild card entries to the winners of the Hurley Australian Bowl-riders competition (ABC™) held at Newcastle’s Bar Beach. These talented underdogs bring a whole new level of competition to the pool, making the pros sweat it out as they battle for the titles.

This year at Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi will have the Dew AM Jam, the amateur comp running as part of the day’s events. It was created by Mt Dew to give young amateur skaters the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of media and sponsors from around the world.

This year $3000 is on the line for the best overall skater during the comp and the Order of Skaters will be provided on the day of the event. The runs will be judged by Mt Dew skaters Renton Millar and Nathan Beck as well as Sergie Ventura.

“We’re all arriving in Bondi right now from the best Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington so far. Building on the energy levels from last week means that everyone is in for one of the most amazing weeks of skateboard culture ever seen on the fine shores of Bondi. As lifelong fans we can’t wait to be part of it. Not only do we have new talent coming up to shake the tree but also a heavy list of scene builders that created the whole thing in the first place. Young guns like; Alex Sorgente, Jack Fardell and Kalani David side by side with the old dogs; Christian Hosoi, Mike McGill, Adrian Jones and George Orton is going to be bloody awesome!” Comments Chad Ford, Director of Frontside Events.

Fans outside of Sydney can watch the action live via a global webcast from http://www.bowlarama.com.au, live Fuel TV broadcast and the Vans Live 2.0 App.
 
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H U G E !
 
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The event is postponed until tomorrow due to the bad weather.

 
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Probably the reason they were skating so hard yesterday.
It will be a good rest day but something they might not want - so many of them were zoned in and psyched-up.
 
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ROLL IN - EPISODE 3: FESTIVAL OF THE SKATEBOARD



More then just a skate contest, the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi is a week long Festival of the Skateboard.
Track: Coming Around by The Rude Heads.
 
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RESULTS:

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2013 FINAL RESULTS – PROS

1. Pedro Barros
2. Bucky Lasek
3. Rune Glifberg
4. Josh Stafford
5. Sam Beckett
6. Alex Sorgente
7. Brad McClain
8. Omar Hassan

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2013 FINAL RESULTS – MASTERS

1. Nicky Guerrero
2. Steve Caballero
3. Eddie ‘El Gato’ Elguera
4. Pat Ngoho
5. Christian Hoisoi
6. Mike McGill
7. Sergie Ventura
8. Adam Luxford


Pedro Barros. Photo: Tommy Trinh


Rune Glifberg. Photo: Riely Walker


Photo: Riely Walker

MORE PHOTOS HERE.
 
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VANS BOWL-A-RAMA BONDI 2013 - THE HIGHLIGHT REEL



Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2013
Sunday, February 24th, 2013 @ Bondi Skatepark, Bondi Beach, Australia
$100,000 Prize Purse

Highlight Reel by Boardworld
http://www.boardworld.com.au
http://www.facebook.com/bwnews

Camera 1: Cam Batten
Camera 2: Tom Stott
Edit: Cam Batten

http://www.bowlarama.com.au
http://www.facebook.com/officialBOWLARAMA
http://www.frontsideevents.com


Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2013 FINAL RESULTS – PROS

1. Pedro Barros
2. Bucky Lasek
3. Rune Glifberg
4. Josh Stafford
5. Sam Beckett
6. Alex Sorgente
7. Brad McClain
8. Omar Hassan

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2013 FINAL RESULTS – MASTERS

1. Nicky Guerrero
2. Steve Caballero
3. Eddie ‘El Gato’ Elguera
4. Pat Ngoho
5. Christian Hoisoi
6. Mike McGill
7. Sergie Ventura
8. Adam Luxford
 
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ROLL IN - EPISODE 5: THE OFFICIAL WRAP UP



After a rain delay on Saturday, the Gods held back the storm long enough for the 9th Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi to be run! If you missed the live webcast, catch up on the best bits right here...