scoop.co.nz 17 Mar, 2021 00:45 am

Capital Goes Goofy Over BOWLZILLA

Capital Goes Goofy Over BOWLZILLA
Wellington will be the capital of skateboarding once again when it hosts BOWLZILLA for the 6th year in a row on Saturday 27 March at Waitangi Park. Skateboarding is making its Olympic debut this year in Tokyo, and BOWLZILLA is Aotearoa’s only points-awarding ...

Skateboarding is making its Olympic debut this year in Tokyo, and BOWLZILLA is Aotearoa’s only points-awarding park competition giving local riders a chance to appear on the Olympic stage Although international competitors will not be competing this year, it will be the biggest gathering of skate boarders and their fans in New Zealand since last year’s event, says Mayor Andy Foster.” One of New Zealand’s top skate boarders, 26-year-old Krysta Ashwell, is looking forward to competing after a year affected by COVID-19.“I feel as if the vibe will be much different as New Zealand skaters give off a more inclusive and family vibe, rather than a competition vibe.” Wellington City Council has partnered with Miryoku Agency, Wellington Skateboarding Association, Skateboarding New Zealand, and Redhead or Dead Events to bring this festival to the capital.

I love it when the crowd goes crazy when I land the Can Opener trick, as it’s not a very common trick to see people do and they are always amped when I nail it.“Give it a go, it takes time to pick it up but if you keep at it and practice every day you won’t regret it, it becomes life changing.

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