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 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


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On the rare occasion, you may get a chance to meet your idols and have a conversation that will stay in your permanent story telling roster for life. It is even more out of the ordinary to actually be able to take part in the creative process with those you hold in high acclaim. The students of the California State University at Northridge, along with a lucky few, were able to do just that. The one and only C.R. Stecyk III led an interactive rogue printshop for aspiring art students of the university utilizing the techniques of silk screening and artistic lithography. Stecyk along with the students produced a body of work based around the concept of rogue signage, and the art was then hung up around the campus for all to see. The workshop went for three days and ended with a question and answer session with Craig, following a rare video installation . It was truly a one of a kind experience and the students were able to get a glimpse into what it really takes to be a professional artist.

Stecyk, a world-famous CSUN alumnus and multi-disciplinary artist, is active in printmaking, photography and design, and has presented a variety of media through a combination of guerrilla street installations and gallery exhibitions. Much respect to C.R.S.

The CSUN West Gallery, Art and Design Center, is in Room 201, 18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA. Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat. 12-4pm. Thurs 12-8pm. Installation dates. Oct. 7-8 and Oct 10, 2011


Juice Magazine is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime group art show/fundraiser on October 20, 2011 at the Juice Magazine headquarters on the Venice Beach Boardwalk and we would like to extend this invitation to you and your guests to attend.

The Juice Magazine Surf Skate Culture Collection 3 is a Benefit for Babette & Jeff Ho. Babette has been diagnosed with late stage cancer, and all proceeds from the event will go to help Babette and Jeff Ho to defray medical expenses. Jeff Ho and Babette have been pillars of the surf/skate community for over three decades. This show is more than a benefit. It is a chance for all of us to show how the surf/skate community can rally and support two of our most distinguished participants. Join us in this very special evening and let’s show how we can make a real difference in Jeff and Babette’s lives.

Featured artists that have contributed artwork to the group show include Block, C.R. Stecyk III, Cris Dawson, Chuck Katz, David Hackett, Doug Smith, Eric Dressen, Eric “Tuma” Britton, Jason Adams, Jason Jessee, Jay Adams, Jesse Martinez, Kelly D. Williams, Libby Knudsen, Pat Ngoho, Bart Saric, Panhandle Slim, George Peterson, Errandboy, Brett Hammond, Mitch Reiter, Ona Gauthier, Steve Olson, Susanne Melanie Berry, Tim Kerr, Wes Humpston & many more. Jeff Ament has also donated his Fender Squire bass guitar autographed by all the guys in Pearl Jam to help Babette and Jeff Ho, as well as a hand-painted Zephyr tribute skateboard to benefit Babette and Jeff Ho.

This unique evening will also include a very special musical performance by Tony Alva (Babette’s half-brother) and his band G.F.P. Skateboarding legend Ray Flores will be spinning old school classics all night.

Sponsors for the benefit include: Vans, DTA Posse, House of Marley and Sector 9.
Catering provided by: Sushi Girl, Just Chill Water, Hemp Ale and Lagunitas Brewing Company.
Volunteers: Alicia Gilmour, Tanya Martin, Chris Eidem, Jamie Anderson, Lauren Wiley, David Wiley, Bill Nelson, Daryle Jenewein, Sharon WuTang, Libby Knudsen, Jess Braam, Vanessa Davey.
Raffle Items provided by: Subjekt Audio, Carter Slade Surf Videos, VSA, Native Shoes.
State of Skate Wall features skateboards from: Girl, Chocolate, Dogtown, Element, Shut Skates, Zero, Mystery, Slave, Blind, Darkstar, Enjoi, Almost, Cliche, Black Label, Powell Peralta, Bulldog Skates, Skull Skates, Factory 13, Skatepuck, Evil Goods, Pool Kings, Skatermade and Black Label.

When: October 20, 2011 – 6pm-10pm
Why: A Benefit for Babette and Jeff Ho
Where: Juice Magazine – 319 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
What: Group Art Show + Skateboarding + Music + Food + Drinks + Fun
Who: Tony Alva’s Band G.F.P. will be playing a special jam session & Ray Flores will DJ for the show.
How: $20 Suggested Donation at the Door. All ages welcome. RSVP is required. Please RSVP to

If you can’t attend the event, but would still like to donate, below is the link to the donation page.

Please feel free to forward this link and/or post the event flyer. We hope to see you there!

Thank you!

VENICE, CA 90291
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OCTOBER 1, 2011

Beers, bros and the ultimate backyard, the Pink Motel… This party in the Pink was one good time for all. When you need a dose of the brotherhood of skateboarding, here it is. There was endless heckling and boards tapping on the coping all night long. Special guests included some of the heaviest characters in skateboarding with Rick Blackhart cheering and jeering every run, while Malba emceed and tried to control the flow of the session, and Duncan, Reategui, Ngoho, Skreech and a slew of hardcores partied their heads off. Badlanders massacred the deep end, while Lance Mountain provided decades of Pink Motel inspiration to the generations of skateboarders that got together for this bro-down. We could go on and make a giant list of names of all the pool warriors that were there and tell you how hard they all ripped, but check out this video instead and see for yourself. This is skateboarding.

Filming by Dan Levy and Alicia Gilmour. Editing by Alicia Gilmour © 2011 Juice Enterprises, Inc.

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