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Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA Getxo 2014 complete report

The Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA was held in the beautiful town of Getxo in Algorta, Spain. There were 2 divisions in in the contest, one masters and one pro. Legends and pros from all around the world came out to skate the contest and after many heated seshes the results were as follows:

Results for the Pro Division:
1st: Pedro Barros
2nd: Alex Sorgente
3rd: Danny Leon
4th: Felipe Foguinho
5th: Cory Juneau
6th: Sky Siljeg
7th: Joshua Borden
8th: Chris Russell

Results for the Masters Division:
1st: Pat Ngoho
2nd: Sean Goff
3rd: Steve Alba
4th: Txus Dominguez
5th: Sergie Ventura
6th: Stephane Andre
7th: Jan Loften
8th: Brad Bowman

Congrats to Pedro Barros and Pat Ngoho on taking home first! Check out some photos below shot by Jelle Keppens and more videos of the whole week of shred including the complete HD replay of the Pro finals.

Huge thanks to all the sponsors and the wonderful town of Getxo!

Here is a replay of the Pro division finals uncut in HD, with Ben Raemers and Marc Churchill as your hosts for your delight:

Wednesday warm up Party included a « Sardinada », beers and live rock&roll on the coping :
Here is P-Stone’s Thrasher edit :

La Kantera history :

 

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UK’s Ben Raemers and Marc Churchill were your fine webcast hosts

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Alex Hallford

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Chris Russell

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Cory Juneau

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Guillaume Mocquin

 

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Cory Juneau

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Felipe Foguinho

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Josh Borden

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Danny Leon

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Felipe Foguinho

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Omar Hassan

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Josh Borden

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Giorgio Zattoni

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Josh Borden

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Felipe Foguinho again flying high

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Rune Glifberg

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Rune Glifberg

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Sky Siljeg

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Some ass shot

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The view from the hill

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Steve Alba

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Vincent Matheron

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Stoneman didn’t fall into the pool

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Sky Siljeg tweaking it

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Alain Goikoetxea at home

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Steve Alba

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Stephane Andre

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Sergie Ventura

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Sean Goff

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Masters Sean Goff and Salba

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The chill hill

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Sergie Ventura

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Sean Goff again

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Pat Ngoho

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Salba and the pool ladder

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Felipe Foguinho

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Danny Leon

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Pedro Barros

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Pedro tweaked Indy

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Alex Sorgente

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Felipe Foguinho

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Danny Leon

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Pedro Barros

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Foguinho

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The view from the other hill, packed !

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Pat Ngoho placed first in the Masters

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Pedro Barros took top honors in the Pro division and won the Txapela

The Volcom Bowl-A-Rama Getxo is going down Saturday September 6th, Check out the schedule below and if you won't be in Spain you can watch the LIVE WEBCAST HERE!

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 POOL LEGENDS OF SKATE JOIN A STELLAR LINEUP FOR

VOLCOM BOWL-A-RAMA™ GETXO

 

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.

WEBSITE: http://www.bowlarama.com.au/spain
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/officialBOWLARAMA
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/695220953858611/
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/BOWL_A_RAMA
YOUTUBE: http://youtube.com/user/OFFICIALBOWLARAMA
VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/frontsideevents/videos
INSTAGRAM: @bowl_a_rama

 

 

Kantera Skatepark

La Kantera Skatepark part of Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo 2014.

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La Kantera Skatepark part of Volcom BOWL-A-RAMA™ Getxo 2014.

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Alain Goikoetxea - Indy | Photo: Roberto Alegria

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