6 January 2014
After a stellar year in 2013, the Australian Bowl-Riding championships are set to take on Newcastle in 2014 in four days of gravity-defying stunts from February 6 to 10.
This is an event not to be missed for anyone interested in skate culture, with an array of opportunities to enjoy everything the sport and the city have to offer.
These championships have already built up an impressive display of internationally renowned names as part of the guest list. Last year, American Alex Sorgente won first place in the pro division, followed by Josh Stafford from the US and local Pro/Am champ Jack Fardell.
In the masters division, skating legend Pat Ngoho from the US took first place, followed by Aussie Adam Luxford and American Lester Kasai. Plus, making a record moment in Australia and on the international scene, Lizzie Armanto was the first ever female to gain a place in a PRO open division final.
Alongside the top-level skating on show, the festival is also offering ‘learn to ride’ clinics for keen beginners, as well as a range of art and music events all centred around skateboard culture.
Large crowds are expected to turn out to enjoy the entertainment at Bar Beach, making it a great event to add to your social calendar this summer. It’s a free event, so be sure to book your Newcastle accommodation ahead of time and simply wander down to the Beach to watch as competitors jump, ollie and flip in their battle to take the top titles.