September 7, 2014

BOWL A RAMA? GETXO 2014 La Kantera SkatePark Bilbao,Vizcaya 2014 Arrigunaga beach

BOWL A RAMA? GETXO 2014 La Kantera SkatePark Bilbao,Vizcaya 2014 Arrigunaga beach.

Action sports fans will witness the world?s best skaters, pool legends and the ?Godfathers? of skate, coming together for the inaugural Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA? Getxo at La Kantera skatepark, Arrigunaga beach in the Abra Bay of Getxo, Spain.

« For VOLCOM, hosting a bowl event in the basque country at legendary La Kantara as well as joining forces with longtime legendary team rider and local resident ALAIN GOIKOTXEA is simply fantastic, we are so happy to bring all this together and trust the event will be a great time well spent. » said Remy Stratton, Volcom VP of skateboarding.

A major part of the festivities is the ?Festival of the Skateboard? which is a week dedicated to celebrating art, music and true skateboard culture. The Festival of the Skateboard will feature old school skate sessions, barbeques, a surprise music element, The Love & Guts art show, Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA? Getxo competition and the after party.

?I?ve never been to Spain but the bowl is very backyard like a pool, Jeff Grosso said I?m going to like it, a bowl on the beach, it's a no brainer.? Says pool legend Steve Alba (SAlba).

The international PRO list is one of the strongest BOWL-A-RAMA has had with Al Partanen, Alain Goikoetxea, Alex Perelson, Alex Sorgente, Ben Raybourn, Bjorn Lillesoe, Bugs Fardell, Chris Russell, Colin Provost, Cory Juneau, Danny Leon, David Sanchez, Diego Doural, Felipe Foguinho, Georgio Zattoni, Grant Taylor, Ivan Rivado, James McInnes, Josh Borden, Murilo Peres, Nilo Pecanha, Nolan Munroe, Otavio Neto, Pedro Barros, Raney Beres, Rion Linderman, Rob Lorifice, Rune Glifberg, Sam Beckett, Sky Siljeg, Steven Pineiro, Vi Kakinho and Vincent Matheron, with more to be confirmed.

The lineup of MASTERS is a who?s who of the legends and the oriinal pool ?godfathers? in skateboarding including Brad Bowman, Eddie ?El Gato? Elguera, Lester Kasai, Nick Couscouris, Nicky Guerrero, Pat Ngoho, Peter Hewitt, Sean Goff, Steve Alba and Txus Dominguez (La Kantera skate park designer).

Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA? Getxo (Basque Country) will showcase the world's best and iconic Pro and Master?s bowl skateboarders as they grapple for the title of Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA? Getxo champion and for a total prize purse of $US30,000.

?Bowl skating is diverse with flow bowls, pro bowls, snake runs and the rest all being part of the whole. It all comes from backyard pool skating though. La Kantera is one of the closest skatepark bowls in the world to what it feels like to ride an actual backyard pool. Being able to hold BOWL-A-RAMA in such a spot feels like we?re honouring all those who came before and created what we?re all taking part in now. Having SAlba, who won the first professional bowl competition and Brad Bowman and Eddie Elguara all dropping in just makes it that more special. Also, with such a wide international field making up the pro division we couldn?t ask for a better first year. Looking forward to seeing you all at the beach for Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA Getxo?. Says Chad Ford, Director of Frontside Events.

BOWL-A-RAMA? was born on Bondi Beach ? Sydney, Australia in 2005 and is the biggest professional concrete series in the World. With Wellington, Bondi, NYC and the addition of Getxo, BOWL-A-RAMA can now call some of the most iconic destinations in the world home.

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