Overlooking Sydney’s most iconic beach, the picturesque Bondi skatepark plays host to the annual Bowl-A-Rama skate competition, attracting some of the world’s top skaters as well as Australia’s best local talent, and this year’s event was nothing short of spectacular. Competing in front of a sold out crowd, big names such as Tony Hawk, Pedro Barros, Bucky Lasek and Rune Glifberg impressed both spectators and judges alike. The Pro Finals were action packed with the experienced Bucky Lasek edging out young gun Cory Juneau to win the main prize.
Even the old boys put on a good show, with the Tony Hawk claiming victory in the Masters Finals for the third year in a row. Not to be outdone by the fellas, some great up and coming talent was on show in the Women’s jam session and the Juniors gave us taste of the greatness we can expect in the coming years. Even in the presence of an all time great like Tony Hawk, the unofficial prize for crowd favourite was undoubtedly earned by the 10 year old from Canberra, Ethan Copeland. Taking home third place in the under 16’s Junior Finals, this child prodigy might be only 3 feet tall, but he skates with the balls of a grown man.
Masters Finals: 1st Tony Hawk, 2nd Pat Ngoho, 3rd Renton Millar
Pro Finals: 1st Bucky Lasek, 2nd Cory Juneau, 3rd Tom Schaar
Junior Finals: 1st Ryan Helm, 2nd Jedd McKenzie, 3rd Ethan Copeland
Big Air: 1st Pedro Barros
Photography by Adrian Emerton