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Skate Warriors Turn Wellington into a Concrete Jungle

New Zealand Skate Warriors Turn Wellington into a Concrete Jungle

Wellington’s Waitangi Park will once again host the worlds’ best PRO and MASTERS bowl skaters with the seventh annual BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington, from January 29th till February 2nd 2014.

Legendary skaters, such as Pat Ngoho and Pedro Barres will join local New Zealand talents, including Mike Bancroft and Amiel Day, to battle it out for the prize purse of $20,000AUSD.

The lineup is set to include PROs Pedro Barros, Alex Sorgente, Filipe Foguinho, Murilo Peres, Kalani David, Vi Kakinho, Sky Silijeg, Ben Hatchall, Nilo Pecanha, Otavio Neto, James McInnes, Brynn Durham, Dan Kelcher, Bowman Hansen, Rob Lorifice, Amiel Day, Rion Linderman, Cory Juneau and Bugs Fardell.

While in the MASTER’s Division, we have Sergie Ventura, Lester Kasai, Sean Goff, Pat Ngoho, Sasha Steinhorst, Steve Crump, Brian Patch, Mike Spittlehouse and Mike Rogers.

BOWL-A-RAMA is the only international professional skateboard competition series and BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington 2014 kicks off the year with a week dedicated to celebrating art, music and true skating culture, leading up to the highly anticipated competition on Saturday.

“Another year in Wellington where we get to share the best kept secret with the rest of the world – Wellington is AWESOME. Not to offend anyone else off but this is my favourite week of the year. Wellington has been so amazing in embracing skateboarding and BOWL-A-RAMA. Every year BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington gets better and bigger. This year our Festival of the Skateboard is where everyone will see a lot of new and bigger and better things happening. We can’t wait to see everyone there and we encourage you all to come and be a part of it; buy the art, dance to the music, scream for the skaters, skate the bowl and share the memories. If you can’t make it then be sure to watch it live on TV in New Zealand or on our live webcast everywhere else.” Says Frontside Events Chad Ford.

This action packed week of events ‘Festival of the Skateboard’ boasts parties, art shows, music and entertainment. With the best line up of riders from across the World, BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington 2014 is sure to be one not to miss!

“Wellington use to mean a baked pastry stuffed with beef and foie gras, nowadays Wellington means BOWL-A-RAMA and Skateboarding, it means one of the best bowl comps of the year, it means all night events, art and culture. Save a cow and go skateboarding!” Says Masters World Champion 2012 Skater and LOVE + GUTS art show curator Pat Ngoho.

Corona presents the LOVE + GUTS art show that will celebrate the style of “Jump Ramps”. Following the long line of inventive reinvention that characterizes skateboarding. When the initial wave of skateparks began closing their doors in the early eighties, the skate youth made a run for the streets and thus began the next chapter of adaptation and self-expression. This will be showcased at Love & Guts and the rest of the week.

Wednesday January 29th
Riders Sign – in BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington 2014 Opening party
Base Nightclub, 8PM – LATE
21 – 23 Cambridge Terrace,
Te Aro, Wellington

Thursday January 30th
Manual Magazine presents
The 2013 New Zealand Skaters of the Year Awards Party
The Libres & Surf City DJ Set
Rogue and Vagabond Bar, 8PM – LATE
18 Garrett Street, Wellington

Friday January 31th
Corona presents
Love & Guts Art Show
Surf City and The Raskolnikovs
Manky Chops Pop Up Gallery at Meow, 7:30pm – LATE
9 Edward Street, Wellington

Saturday February 1st
BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington 2014
Waitangi Skatepark
Cable Parade, 9AM -6PM

Official BOWL-A-RAMA 2014
After Party
The Cavemen, Young Tapz, Kev Fresh and Fried Chicken
Meow, 10PM – LATE
9 Edward Street, Wellington

Sunday February 2nd
Wet weather contingency

Balls Deep Pool Party
Fast Eddie’s Pool Hall, 8PM - Late
125 Manners Street, Wellington
(Entrance on Lukes Lane)


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