Press release: for immediate release 09/01/2017
SAVE THE DATE 11/03/2017
“BOWLZILLA NATION BUILDING”
BOWLZILLA Wellington 11/03/2017
Wellington City Council, International Skateboarder’s Union, Redhead or Dead Events,
Skateboarding New Zealand and Miryoku Agency are building New Zealand skating with
BOWLZILLA Wellington in the Nation’s Capital.
BOWLZILLA Wellington launched the first all-encompassing New Zealand National Park Skating Titles in
2016. The first National Champions crowned were; 16 & Under - Rico Henare, Women - Rhya Henare,
Masters 40+ - Stephen Crump, Open - Shaun Boucher. With Competition title going to Australian RJ
There is excitement building for the second year which is on; 11th March at Waitangi Park, Wellington. The
competition is on for the next National Champions with divisions for 16 & Under, Women, Masters 40+ and
Pro/Am Open. BOWLZILLA Wellington is the rallying point to get everyone together to celebrate all the
great parts of skateboard culture with; art shows, parties, music, gatherings and good times. There's a prize
pool over NZ$15,000, making it the richest skate comp in New Zealand.
This year BOWLZILLA Wellington titles take on a more important role in the national landscape. With the
formation of the new national governing body; Skateboarding New Zealand, greater interest coming from
national government agencies, we are on the precipice of a big new future for skateboarding in New
Zealand. BOWLZILLA Wellington is the official Skateboarding New Zealand National Park Skating Titles.
All park and bowl competitions in New Zealand now lead to the finals in Wellington on 11th March 2017.
"SBNZ is proud to present the 2017 SBNZ National Bowl Series consisting of the upcoming 3 events;
Mangawhai (Feb 5th), Christchurch (Feb 18th) and Wellington (March 11th) as the finals destination. Bowl
Skating is growing from strength to strength in NZ. Our strategy is to provide a platform that celebrates and
supports our top bowl skaters while over the next few years building a network of grassroots transition
events that will provide pathways for those up and coming skateboarders from across New Zealand" Jesse
Peters, Director – SKATEBOARDING NEW ZEALAND
None of this is possible without the incredible support of sponsors and groups such as; Wellington City
Council, Skateboarding New Zealand, International Skateboarder’s Union, Coffee Supreme, Fusion
Surf/Skate, Manual Magazine, Manky Chops, Powerhaus European Vehicle Workshop, San FRan and the
organisational skills of Redhead or Dead Events and Miryoku Agency. They have all pooled together to
build events that help nurture scenes, create opportunity for local skaters and create amazing moments to
celebrate all that make New Zealand skateboarding great with art, music and the competitions.
“BOWLZILLA was formed and is 100% conceived and run by skaters. To be able to get so many
companies and agencies willing to support such a unique organisation with our focus based solely on
getting our friends together to have a good time doing what we love and promote their talents to the world
is incredible and not something we take for granted. That is why you see so many more smiles at
BOWLZILLA. The stoke level is high! You are all welcome to come and be part of it all in Wellington.”
BOWLZILLA Director – Chad Ford.
BOWLZILLA started in Getxo, Spain, in September 2015 and has since built the first proper concrete bowl
in Chile and run the first international professional competition in Chile, created a new format and platform
for Australian skaters with BOWLZILLA Gold Coast and established the first National bowl skating titles in
Wellington, New Zealand.
There will be more information coming shortly about all the great events happening as part of BOWLZILLA
Event Name: BOWLZILLA™ Wellington
Dates: Competition; 11th March 2017, Festival events 9-12th March 2017
9th March: Fusion Surf/Skate Welcome Party
10th March: ARTZILLA – Manky Chops
11th March: BOWLZILLA™ Wellington competition – Waitangi Park, Wellington
Dive In – official after party
12th March: Karori Vert Jam, Ian Galloway Park, Karori, Wellington
BOWLZILLA Wellington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ley0XlQRacc
BOWLZILLA Gold Coast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe_dSsukaAA
BOWLZILLA Getxo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhra8C21pi8
BOWLZILLA Chile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyzERodBLIo
BOWLZILLA™: BOWLZILLA™ is a competition and a series. We do our own but are also part of a larger network of national and
The best skate comps have always been about the gathering. Getting together with friends you don't get to see every day and
skating and sharing our great culture is the goal. The competitions create the opportunity. Keep the competition fun, celebrate the
good times and invite everyone along to be part of it. This is the premise of BOWLZILLA™.
ISU: ISU™ was founded in 2014, With many of the world’s best skateboarding competitions under its belt, ISU™ continues to prove
itself as a leading skateboard competition, production, management and sanctioning body for skateboarding, formed by
Skateboarder's, for Skateboarder's.
Miryoku Agency LLC: Miryoku Agency LLC is a specialist PR, Events and Artist Management Company. Our team have a
successful track record of over fifty years’ experience in development, production and management of globally recognized events
through our various international client base and businesses.