While the last few editions of General Pants BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi have featured a gathering of junior rippers, it's never been quite like this. With the support of Hot Wheels, the world's best junior skaters were invited from around the globe to converge at the Bondi Bowl, in what proved to be one of the best junior contests in the world of skateboarding.
Australia's Keegan Palmer was back at Bondi after a highly productive stint in the USA, and quickly showed how far he's come since he was last spotted at the bowl. His winning run featured tricks well beyond his years, including the elusive McEggplant, which itself won best trick overall just a few years back when Bucky Lasek began throwing it down. Keegan's style and creativity in the bowl was undoubtedly a highlight of the event, and he'll genuinely be a contender in the Pro division next year – that much is certain.
It wasn't all about Keegan, though. While the Aussie champ threw down on home turf, he was pushed by the American duo of Tate Carew and Taylor Nye, who each demonstrated their prodigious talent throughout the event. At just 11 years old, Tate is already well on his way to stardom, and his fearless attitude was a joy to behold during the contest. Rounding out the podium in third was Taylor Nye, who is hardly much older at 12, and the level of skateboarding provided by all three – along with the rest of the field – was nothing short of jaw-dropping over a weekend of carnage.
Enjoy the full junior highlight reel, driven by Hot Wheels, and make sure you keep these names in the memory bank – these guys are the future of skateboarding!
1st: Keegan Palmer (AUS)
2nd: Tate Carew (USA)
3rd: Taylor Nye (USA)
4th: Dylan Donnini (AUS)
5th: Luigi Cini (BRA)
Film: Jakob Kennedy & Tom Hackett
Edit: Jakob Kennedy
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