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“BOWLZILLA winning Gold on the Coast”
BOWLZILLA Gold Coast 16/03/2019 – Elanora Skatepark
BOWLZILLA Gold Coast is roaring to the top as the biggest skateboard competition this year for Australia.
Setting standards as the benchmark for fun, friendship and full on skating. BOWLZILLA Gold Coast is now
the ASF National Park Skating Championships.
Yeah Girl is again working with BOWLZILLA to ensure the highest paid Equality-in-Skateboarding event in Australia
continues to support the fast-growing women’s skateboard community on its path to the largest international
competitive stage. The interest in skating is growing now the Olympics is part of the events landscape and
BOWLZILLA Gold Coast as the biggest Park Skating competition in Australia is here to support the locals that want to
have a craic but encourage and ensure fun and community stay the main focus.
"From the skaters to the artists and photographers, there’s no shortage of talented women in skateboarding and the
BOWLZILLA Gold Coast festival never fails to recognise that. We’re excited to partner with BOWLZILLA again in 2019
to continue to promote and celebrate the grassroots culture of women’s skateboarding. It’s a great opportunity to
support our Australian ladies of shred like Poppy Olsen, Taniah Meyers, Shanae Collins, Ava Godfrey, Charlotte
Heath, Aimee Massie and so many more.” Sarah Huston – Yeah Girl
Councillor McDonald and Gold Coast City Council have been visionary in their support of BOWLZILLA Gold Coast
and the skateboarding community at large for many years now. With BOWLZILLA now being elevated to the largest
skateboard event of the year in Australia in 2019, their investment is paying dividends.
“I have worked closely with the skateboard community for many years and have ensured continuing investment in the
Pines Skate Bowl at Elanora because I believed it would provide great benefit to our community and inspire the local
youth. Having BOWLZILLA Gold Coast grow into the biggest skateboard event on the National calendar is testament
to our city and our fantastic community assets. The BOWLZILLA festival brings together Australia and the world’s best
skaters and showcases their music and art for the whole of the Gold Coast community and visitors to enjoy.” City of
Gold Coast – Councillor Daphne McDonald.
Tourism & Events Queensland have come on board to help amplify these fantastic contributions to skateboarding and
Queensland. BOWLZILLA features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. Queensland, just the place to
experience Australia’s best live events.
Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said “BOWLZILLA attracts some of the best skating talent and
events like this drive tourism outcomes across Queensland,”
“BOWLZILLA would attract skateboard professionals from all over Australia and the world. Ms Jones said.
“We are delighted to be supporting this event through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Fund.”
This year’s BOWLZILLA Gold Coast festival has a full week of fun on and off the board. It will be kicking off with a
girl’s learn to ride clinic with Yeah Girl and Gold Coast Skateboard Coaching, there will be nightly gatherings at Beach
Burrito Company for art, food and parties, there are several local hosted barbecues at some of the best skateparks in
Australia and it is all wrapped around the biggest comp of the year in Australia at Elanora skatepark.
“As skaters we all have our own approach to skating and wants from it. The uniting thing is the incredible fun we get
out of it and the amazing community it makes us part of. The goal for BOWLZILLA Gold Coast has always been to
gather our friends, show off what makes them great, celebrate with our community and invite others in to be part of it
all. BOWLZILLA Gold Coast can now be used to help those that want to reach the highest athletic platform in the
world but who we are and what we’re about is the gathering, the community and the fun. The opportunity afforded us
by our sponsors, Councillor McDonald, Gold Coast City Council and Tourism & Events Queensland means more good
times and more new friends. Come skate and celebrate with us.” Chad Ford; BOWLZILLA – Director.
BOWLZILLA stands on the shoulders of giants and we strive in all we do to acknowledge the influential skaters and
scene that came before us; Patti McGee, Tony Alva, Lora Thornhill, Jay Adams, Adrian Jones, Grant “Biff” Murdoch,
Dog Town, Steve Alba, Suicidal Tendencies, Black Flag, Social Distortion, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Hellmen,
Glen E. Friedman, Thrasher, Independent, The Bones Brigade, The Beastie Boys, Lance Mountain, Chris Miller, Cara
Beth Burnside and Tony Hawk. The new guard of Alex Sorgente, Mimi Knoop, Keegan Palmer, Grant Taylor, Lizzie
Armanto, Danny Leon, Rune Glifberg, Omar Hassan, Bucky Lasek, Jack Fardell and Pedro Barros, would not be here
without this heritage. BOWLZILLATM acknowledges and celebrates this with plans to build on the past and write a
bright and energetic future.
Interviews available with:
Poppy Olsen – BOWLZILLA Gold Coast Women’s winner 2018
Keegan Palmer – BOWLZILLA Gold Coast Open winner 2018
Event Name: BOWLZILLATM Gold Coast
Dates: 16th March 2019
13th March: Gold Coast Grill – local hosted BBQ skate session – more to come<br>
14th March: Tic Taco art exhibition – Beach Burrito Company; The Strand Shop 25/26, 72-80 Marine Parade,
Coolangatta 4225 Ph: (07) 5536 4192
15th March: Gold Coast Grill – local hosted BBQ skate session – more to come
16th March: BOWLZILLATM Gold Coast ASF National Park Skating Championships – 1 Pines Lane, Elanora
16th March: Dive In – official after party – Beach Burrito Company; The Strand Shop 25/26, 72-80 Marine
Parade, Coolangatta 4225 Ph: (07) 5536 4192
Instagram: @bowlzilla #bowlzilla #bowlzillagoldcoast
Twitter: @bowlzilla @destgc
About: BOWLZILLATM: BOWLZILLATM is a competition and a series. We do our own but are also part of a larger network of national and international series. 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 BOWLZILLATM. ISU: ISUTM was founded in 2014, With many of the world’s best skateboarding competitions under its belt, ISUTM 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.
Yeah Girl: The annual Yeah Girl exhibition launched on the Gold Coast in 2016 with the aim of exposing the often unseen and rapidly growing world of women’s skateboarding – as seen by the women who live and breathe it. More than just an exhibition, Yeah Girl also runs regular girls skate clinics for all ages and abilities and is a connected online community that documents and celebrates women’s skateboarding and its creative undercurrents.