As usual, the capital of Estonia - Tallinn, was hosting one of the biggest european skateboard/bmx events of the year, the famous Simple Session. This week, Risto and Mario Kalmre, who have been organising this event since day one, decided to do the event in the second half of March, which should be promising warmer weather, due to the upcoming spring season in Europe. Winter hit Europe pretty strong this year and even during the event, it was way below freezing temperatures (-22celsius / -13fahrenheit). Luckily, everything is located inside the Tallinn ice hockey stadium, so the contest can happen in any weather conditions...
Today's Amateur Combi Pool Party was OFF the chart! There's a new crop of concrete killers on the raise, and today's event at the Vans Skate Park in Orange showed that full force! Congrats goes out to all the upcoming rippers! In the 14 & under division, Coery Juneau put some amazing runs together to edge out Toby Gummeson and Braden Stelma for the top trophy. In the 15 & over divison, Tristan Rennie edge out Collin Graham and Cory Juneau for top spot. Super congrats goes out to Tristan as he has won a free trip to compete at the Skate Generation comp in April at Pedro Barros' pool in Florianopolis, Brazil. Courtesy of Red Bull.
Congratulations to Brazilian Pedro Barros on defending his Bowl a Rama Bondi crown by edging out American Bucky Lasek and Danishman Rune Gliffberg. Pedro is proving one again that he is the man to beat on the 2013 Concrete Bowl world tour.
On the Masters side, a BIG congrats goes out to Danishman Nicky Guerrero for unseating American Steve Caballero for the first time in many years for the top spot.
This year's Bowl a Rama Bondi was for sure the best yet! Thanks to all the skaters that come out and made it such a special week of fun! A big shout out to the crews at Frondise Events, Vans, Mountain Dew, Huawei, Surf Dive-n-Ski, Fuel, Beach Road Hotel, Jeds Food store, Penny, Rekorderlig, Peugot, Beach Buritto, Boardworld, John Fox, The Bowl Rats, Fabi, Nik T and all the others locals that helped to make the event such a huge success!
A truly historic moment for Australia and the skate scene as Lizzie Armanto qualified for the finals for the first time ever in a PRO open division finals. She ripped it up and came in at 8th place, pulling the boys into line at the Hurley Australian Bowl-riding Championships.