The skatepark needs a new power washer to keep the park clean. Jesse Martinez and the VSA donate their time every day to make sure the park remains clean and skate-able 365 days a year. Help ’em out with a donation if you can.

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.



See Rhino’s photos at Broken Heart Tattoo Shop in San Diego, CA. The party, sponsored by Independent Truck Co., will feature DJ Horsepussy spinning records and libations will be provided by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

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The Danny Way Documentary “Waiting for Lightning” documentary has been accepted into the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival. SXSW will take place in Austin, TX from March 9-18. Get your tickets if you haven’t already, it’s a show that never disappoints.

Check out BOARD RETAILERS ASSOCIATION + S.L.A.T.E during the MAGIC tradeshow in LAS VEGAS


Aside from S.L.A.T.E. serving as MAGIC’s order-writing home for all things action sports at the show, several bonus features will amp up the energy in February 2012 with a broad selection of new and returning boardsport brands and adrenaline-fueled onsite events, seminars, concerts, competitions and a new blogger lounge curated by lifestyle and fashion journalists, Marcus Troy.

Kick it off with Lauryn Hill
Kicking off the opening night of S.L.A.T.E. on Monday, February 13 at House of Blues, is a special concert from Ms. Lauryn Hill, performing music from “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” By invitation only for S.L.A.T.E exhibitors and retailers.

Blog with the best of them
Curated by lifestyle and fashion journalist Marcus Troy, S.L.A.T.E. will feature a new blogger lounge, where the hottest streetwear bloggers from around the world will showcase their sites (i.e.,,, and

Check out two skate contests
SUPERHEAT will present Aces High Mini Ramp Jam on the show floor, hosted by Ryan Clements from Skate Park of Tampa. Riders scheduled to attend include Mike Vallely, Ben Hatchell, John Rattray, Chad Bartie, Kyle Berard, Anthony Schultz, David Loy, and more. Monday, Feb 13 and Tuesday Feb 14 from 2pm-4pm.

MALOOF LONG OLLIE CHALLENGE– 15 pro and upstart amateur skaters including current and former long ollie record holders will compete to shatter the existing long ollie world record, Monday, Feb 13 4pm-6pm.

Learn the latest retail trends
S.L.A.T.E. will also offer a compelling new educational series in partnership with Board Retailers Association. For up-to-date event and seminar descriptions, locations and times, please visit Held on the show floor, seminars will address the industry’s most relevant topics, such as:

LOCAL SEARCH & SOCIAL TACTICS FOR BRICK & MORTAR RETAILERS presented by John Faris – Director, Cross-Channel Marketing, Red Door Interactive. Monday, Feb 13 at 10am.
HOW THE HECK DID LONGBOARDING GET SO BIG AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Presented by Michael Brook – Publisher, Concrete Wave and Longboard Retailer Magazines. Monday Feb 13, 12pm.
REMOVING RISK FROM YOUR BUY. Presented by Gina Ashe, CEO, KRUSH Inc. Tuesday Feb 14, 10am.

Check out 10 hot new designers in Project 10
Launched at PROJECT in August 2010, PROJECT 10 – a group of up-and-coming designers—sets the stage for young companies within the fashion and apparel industry to exhibit their products in a unique setting. The focus for PROJECT 10 this season will be on skating and cycling.


There’s a benefit show going down tomorrow February 9th at Marginal Way Skatepark to replace some stolen tools and keep the building going. Cruise out an hear music from Colonix, Same-Sex Dictator, Don Peyote and Frustration. Over $2000 worth of prizzy up for grabs! Don’t miss out. Find more info here.


Head out to the Artery Gallery at the Lab in Costa Mesa, CA. Sponsored by The Artery and Vans, it should be a good night of great photos from all over the world taken by Neal Hendrix.

When: February 10, 2012 7-11 PM

Address: 2930 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA


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.

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

Pat Ngoho
Sasha Steinhorst
Lester Kasai
Sean Goff
Paul Atkins


fullerton skateparkThe Fullerton Skate Park at Independence Park has been temporarily closed for potential repairs, to address safety concerns, and for consideration of the future plans of the facility. These items include graffiti removal, potential fencing improvements, and resolution of numerous liability and other insurance issues related to activities at the facility.
You are invited to meet with Parks & Recreation staff to discuss these issues on Thursday, February 2, 4:30pm at the Fullerton Main Library, Osborne Room. We would like to gain your feedback and hear your concerns as we prepare to present some options to the Parks and Recreation Commission on February 13, 2012, 6:30pm, in the City Council Chambers. PLEASE COME!! SUPPORT SKATE PARKS!!!