In 2000, over 10 years ago, WCS kicked off the Concrete Challenge series in Colorado as well as overseeing the Tim Brauch Memorial Bowl competition in San Jose, CA. Shortly after, WCS developed the Soul Bowl comps in Huntington and Hermosa Beach, developing the first Masters division for skaters over 35.
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A few years later bowl competitions popped up in France and Austria. At the same time, back in Oregon, Red was building park after park with tranny everywhere. Choppy Omega created the Trifecta and enlisted WCS to help out. The Trifecta, with 3 different parks, 3 days in a row, continues year after year to redefine the meaning of core skateboarding. Not long after, Vans started the superbowl of bowl skating with the first Pro Tec Pool Party, which also features the highest prize purse for bowl skating with over $113,000 planned for 2011. In 2006, the Bondi Bowl a Rama in Australia, was created. This was the brainchild of Chad Ford, another park designer who also couldn’t help but follow his heart building parks with tranny. 2 years later the New Zealand Bowl a Rama was born as well. Also in 2008, Texas became involved with the Rock the Cradle event in Houston, as a part of the Johnny Romano Memorial Contest. In 2010, the Orange Freestyle Cup in Marseille, France was added to the list of WCS Bowl events with a long-term agreement.
For 2011 Bowl Skating is alive and growing at an amazing rate as skateparks are being built on a daily basis around the world. New this year, we welcome the Ultra Bowl event in Malmo, Sweden to the tour, Plans for a new Vans Skatepark in Huntington Beach also include a bowl comp which could take place in October or November of this year.
World Cup Skateboarding is excited to have been a major player in the growth of Bowl/Park skateboarding and will continue to develop and support Bowl skateboarding around the world.
WCS Concrete Bowl Series 2011
Amateur Combi Pool Classic Orange, CA (am men )
Wellington Bowl a Rama New Zealand (pro & masters)
Vans Bondi Bowl a Rama Bondi, Australia (pro & masters)