PEDRO BARROS and PAT GNOHO take BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington for THIRD year in a row.

Saturday, 11th of February 2012: Spectators at Waitangi Park today witnessed Pedro Barros (Pros) and Pat Ngoho (Masters) take the title as winners of BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington for the third year in a row for both of them, in what event organisers are calling the biggest line up of talent to grace the park since the inception of the event in 2008.

A total prize pool of over $20,000 had both local and international riders pulling out the big moves, on the 2nd stop of the officially sanctioned World Cup Skateboarding  (WCS) event. “I’ve had to judge a few events in my time, this one was definitely one of the most difficult,” states Sasha Steinhorst Head Judge from WCS. “Not many people doubt that Pedro is the King of Concrete and he showed us why, he casually toyed with the pool and he rifled off the big level tricks that gave him his 3rd straight Wellington win.” He Comments.

Steinhorst was also taken a back with the talent of new comer to the BOWL-A-RAMA™ series, Kevin Kowalski.

“To the delight of the crowds and every concrete skateboarder we witnessed the absolute genius of Kevin Kowalski, he deservedly earned a first place spot into the final and in the final he unleashed a barage of little seen or never seen tricks. Finesse, style and spontaneous trick selection kept the crowd begging for more. “

“We are stoked to have been able to bring BOWL-A-RAMA™ back to Wellington. The skate culture here is only growing and we hope to be an instrumental part of that for many years to come,” comments Chad Ford, professional skateboarder and Founding Partner of Frontside Events.

“Pat Ngoho showcases skateboarding in its most refined form and because of that he deservedly won his third BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington Masters title in a row. There are very few skaters in the world that understand the best skating is a mixture of form and function and when you see that live you become a fan for life.”

Competition day, Saturday the 11th of February, wraps up the week of official festivities that BOWL-A-RAMA™ brings to Wellington including music & art shows, but both crowds and competitors are anticipating it’s return next year.

“BOWL-A-RAMA™ is one of my favourite times of the year… I’m always ready for it to roll around.” Mike Bancroft, professional local skateboarder.

The stands are packed away for another year in Wellington, as riders get ready to take on BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi, Saturday 25th of February.

NEW ZEALAND BOWL-A-RAMA IS FEBRUARY 10TH

See the official schedule of events for the 2012 Wellington Bowl-A-Rama in New Zealand. Contest is on Saturday February 11th, but it’s a whole week of parties before and after. Here are just some of the confirmed riders who will battle it out in the famous Waitangi Bowl.

PROS
Pedro Barros
Kevin Kolwalski
Otavio Neto
Nolan Monroe
Josh Rodriquez
Rion Linderman
Steve Reeves
Sky Siljeg

MASTERS
Pat Ngoho
Sasha Steinhorst
Lester Kasai
Sean Goff
Paul Atkins

SAVE THE DATE: 2012 Bondi Bowl-A-Rama Announced


You heard it. The Vans Bondi Bowl-A-Rama will be held on Saturday February 25, 2012 starting at 10 AM. Save the date and stay tuned for more updates as it gets closer to Bondi time.

SONIC GENERATIONS OF SKATE CONTEST

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SONIC GENERATIONS OF SKATE CONTEST
VENICE BEACH, CA
PHOTOS BY DAN LEVY
OCTOBER 22, 2011

For the 20 year anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog game from Sega, ASA entertainment teamed up with the makers of Sonic and Sega to put on a vert contest in Venice Beach, CA. The concept was to bring together skateboarders from three different age ranges to compete in Sonic Generations of Skate.

CONTEST RESULTS:

First Place: Tony Hawk (first generation), Andy Macdonald (second generation), Mitchie Brusco (third generation)

Second Place: Kevin Staab (first generation), Sandro Dias (second generation), Paul-Luc Ronchetti (third generation)

Third Place: Steve Caballero (first generation), Pierre Luc Gagnon (second generation), Elliot Sloan (third generation)

Fourth Place: Sergie Ventura (first generation), Lincoln Ueda (second generation), Adam Taylor (third generation)

The disciplines by which the teams would be judged included High Air, Best Trick, Individual, and Doubles.  The doubles ended up turning into triples a few times and it was epic.

There were a ton of highlights throughout the day including Sandro Dias landing the first 900 in Venice Beach History.  It was a bit surreal to see this level of skateboarding just paces away from where skateboarding cut its teeth on the unforgiving proving grounds of the now defunct concrete stage known simply as The Pit.

Speaking only in terms of skateboarding, the historical merit was undeniable, and as far as disciplines go this group of skaters are the top elite of modern-day vert skating. While the vert session was going off, the session in the pool at the Venice Skatepark adjacent was heated as well.

This was not a contest with a huge prize purse, yet it didn’t stop the skaters from pushing their own limits. Mitchie Brusco landed his first ever kickflip varial 540 during the best trick contest and everyone went nuts. Elliot Sloan added to the madness with a 720 tailgrab.  Sergie Ventura threw up a 50/50 body varial to switch 50/50 to fakie.  Tony Hawk pleased the crowd with his signature ollie 540 and a kickflip McTwist.  During the doubles/triples section Mitchie, Tony and Andy went for synchronized 720′s and almost pulled it.

It was another great day in Venice Beach skateboarding history. It’s kind of crazy to think that Sonic the Hedgehog by Sega is 20 years old and is still as exciting to kids today as it was for us kids 20 years ago. Props to ASA and Sega for throwing a great event. For more information on Sonic Generations of Skate visit www.sega.com/sonicskate.

JUICE MAGAZINE – EVENTS CALENDAR

JUICE MAGAZINE EVENT LISTING 2011-2012

The Juice Magazine Event Listing represents a mix of dates from press releases and current news outlets. If you see a mistake, please email us. All event listings are subject to change. If you have news or an event you’d like to have listed please email juice@juicemagazine.com.

1031 Tour

Nov 8 – 1031 Tour

Nov 10 – RS2 Solid Sound @ Tres Gringos (San Jose, CA)

Billly Al Bengston

Nov 11 – Billy Al Bengston @ Subliminal Projects (1331 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026) 7PM – 10PM

Shut Up and Skate

Nov 12 – Texas Style Transitionary Ritual @ Overground Project ( 2117 S. Ervay St. Dallas, Texas

Coldman Jam

Nov 12 – Cold Man Jam 5 @ Pier 62, NYC, NY, 10AM – 3PM

Nov 12 – Recent Work by Peggy Oki Opening Reception @ the Sojourner Cafe (134 E. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101)

Harold Hunter Day

Nov 12 – Harold Hunter Day V @ 12TH L.E.S. Skatepark (New York City, NY)

Nov 12- Kar and Bike Show @ Downtown Wilmington, NC on Princess St. from Frount St. to 3rd St.

Nuclear Blast Scion Music Showcase

Nov 12 – Nuclear Blast presents Exodus, All Shall Parish, Origin & Decrepit Birth @ The Roxy (9009 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069)

Nov 12 – RAT Tour @ Lewisville Skatepark (1031 S. Railroad Park, Lewisville, TX 75057)

Nov 12 – Memphis Skate Park Grand Opening (Memphis, TN) 10AM

Nov 12-Dec 20 – Vans Triple Crown of Surfing @ North Shore, Oahu, HI

Nov 13 – Invincible Skateboards Launch Party/Art Show @ Tiger Tiger Bar in North Park, San Diego, CA) 6PM

King of Crete

Nov 19 – King Of ‘Crete Florida Bowlriders Cup @ Orlando Skatepark (400 Festival Way Orlando, FL 32803) 11AM

Nov 19 – Grind For Ray @ Greenfield Grind Skate Park (1701 Burnett Boulevard, Wilmington, NC) 9AM

Nov 19 – Punk Rock BBQ Make Up Show @ The Queens Wharf (555 Pico Ave. Long Beach, CA)

Nov 19 – The Ian Tilmann Foundation’s Benefit Rock Fest & Board – A – Thon @ MLK Community Center / Stirling Skate Park (550 Laura Lane Dunedin, FL 34698-4927) 10AM

Nov 19-20 – Telekom Extreme Playground @ Berlin, Germany

Nov 19- Dec 31- Surfing Santa and Surfboard Auction @ The Ritz- Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Nov 24-Dec 6 – O’Neill World Cup @ Sunset Beach, Oahu, HI (tentative)

Nov 26 – Venice Surf-A-Thon @ Venice Beach, CA

Nov 26 – Venice Thanksgiving Throwdown @Venice Beach Skate Park (Venice, CA)

Dec 1- 4 – Tampa AM @ Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa, FL

Dec 1-Feb 28 – Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau @ Waimea Bay, Oahu, HI

Dec 3 – N-Men 2011 Christmas Party @ The Blue Lamp (Sacramento, CA) 9PM

Dec 8-20 – ASP World Tour Billabong Pipe Masters @ Banzai Pipeline, Oahu, HI

2012

Agenda Trade Show

Jan 5 – 6 – Agenda @ Long Beach Convention Center (300 E. Ocean Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90802)

March 19 – 23 – The Ultimate Boarder Surfing on Seaside Reef in Cardiff, CA

Mar 23-25 – Tampa Pro @ Skatepark of Tampa, Tampa, FL

March 24 Ultimate Boarder Skateboarding @ The Del Mar Fairgrounds

May 12 – 13 – OluKai Ho’Olaule’a Ocean Festival (Maui, HI)

June 8 – 10 – 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival @ The Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Las Vegas, NV)

June 15 – 17 – AM2 2012 @ The Anaheim Convention Center (800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802)

MARGINAL WAY DIY BBQ FUNDRAISER TODAY

One of the under the bridge efforts in the US is throwing a fundraiser TODAY! From 4 “til the gas runs out” it’ll be a BBQin’ skateboard riding good time at Marginal Way. Head over and show your support.

2012 ULTIMATE BOARDER CHAMPIONSHIP CALL FOR ENTRIES


2012 ULTIMATE BOARDER® CHAMPIONSHIP CALL FOR ENTRIES

The online submission process for the 2012 Ultimate Boarder® Championship is now open. Fifty athletes will be selected to compete for the $150,000 prize purse – the largest in event history – with $100,000 going to the winner.

Event Schedule:
March 14th-KICKOFF PARTY: Orange County –TBD
March 17th-SNOWBOARDING: Bear Mountain –Big Bear, CA
March 19th-23rd-SURFING: Seaside Reef State Beach-Cardiff, CA
March 24th–SKATEBOARDING: Del Mar Fairgrounds –Del Mar, CA
March 24th–LIVE CONCERT: Del Mar Fairgrounds –Del Mar, CA

Rider Registration Form 2012

The 50 selected riders will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.

View the 2012 Ultimate Boarder® trailer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Visit our Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/ubfanpage and follow us on Twitter @UltimateBoarder. For event details, photos and videos, please visit www.ultimateboarder.com.

About Ultimate Boarder®
Now in its fifth year as an annual competition, Ultimate Boarder® is the world’s only triathlon that challenges the best crossover amateur and professional athletes from surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding in a grueling one-week series that reveals the Ultimate Boarder® Champion. Ultimate Boarder® was created in response to the rapidly growing popularity of these sports at all levels and is uniquely designed to showcase the world’s best talent across all three disciplines. Having awarded more than $300,000 in cash and prizes to date, Ultimate Boarder® has grown to be one of the largest sporting events that truly embodies the board sports lifestyle from an authentic grassroots perspective for amateurs and pros alike.