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With the sun setting on this year’s competition, today’s judges couldn’t deny the raw talent of Josh Rodriquez who took the title of Pro winner of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington 2013, while the fans saw Steve Caballero and his lifetime of skill take out this year’s Masters title.
As crowds of over 5,000 people walked through the buzzing arena, 30,000 international fans joined the action via the competition’s first-ever live webcast. Today’s talent smashed expectations with Kevin Kowalski winning the Red Bull Best Trick and Sergie Ventura alongside Josh Rodriquez who have won the Red Bull Sk8 Generation competition held in Florianopolis Brazil on13th of April 2013.
Taking home traditional Maori carving trophy like true chiefs, Pat Ngoho coming in at 3rd, Sergie Ventura in 2nd and our Master Champion Steve Caballero. In the PRO division Alex Sorgente took out 3rd place, Pedro Barros in 2nd and the new Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Wellington Josh Rodriguez taking their piece of the whopping $30,000 NZD prize pool.
2013 celebrates the sixth year of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington which charmed crowds with its week of skateboard inspired festivities know as ‘Festival of the Skateboard’ and thrilling competition.
“Every single person whether they were skating in the comp, organizing behind the scenes or screaming in the stands went above and beyond today and made it the best Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington ever! There were a lot of firsts at this years comp and they will take a lot to beat next year. Just want to SHOUT OUT a huge thanks to everyone for making this happen. Can’t wait for next year.” Comments Chad Ford, Frontside Events Director.
"Vans are proud to bring Bowl-A-Rama to Wellington this year. We have been involved in this event from its inception and decided to become the presenting sponsor in 2013 because we love how passionately the Wellington community support the event." Deena Colman, Vans Australia / NZ Marketing Manager.
"We also want to congratulate our Vans Master Steve Caballero and PRO skater for his wins today, they are truly the best of the best."
Known as the premier skate series in the Southern Hemisphere, and officially sanctioned by World Cup Skateboarding, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington has burst into international limelight with the 2013 event strengthening its reputation as the hottest core skateboarding event in New Zealand.
After a highly successful 2013 event, the organisers congratulate Josh Rodriguez Pro winner, Steve Caballero Masters winner, all the talented competitors, sponsors and the event team for another amazing year and for making Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Wellington 2013 the wicked week that it was. Although the Wellington event has come to a close, it’s not over yet; now its Australia’s turn!
Next week, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi kicks off at Australia’s famous Bondi Beach, Sydney. The week boasts a stellar line-up of parties, art shows and competition from the hottest skateboarding talent from February 19 - 24. Join us in Sydney or via the webcast to enjoy the biggest Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi yet!