TONY HAWK ​TO LAND IN BONDI​ AUSTRALIA AS GENERAL​ ​PANTS​ ​BOWL-A-RAMA​ ​RETURNS

December 7, 2017

 

One of Australasia’s largest and most exciting skate event is back, bigger than ever, from 17
th
– 18th February 2018.The largest professional bowl event in the Southern Hemisphere,
GENERAL PANTS BOWL-A-RAMA
™ announces it will return to the Bondi Skate Park – over
two massive days – with 3 sessions on Saturday and a further 3 on the Sunday.

Next year’s event will see the return of skateboarding legend Tony ‘The Birdman’ Hawk who
praised last year’s event: “I love the Aussie skate scene – it’s always been really strong, even
when skateboarding wasn’t as popular. The pool is a great medium – they’re doing proper
huge vert tricks and really textured tricks. Last year I was so impressed with the juniors and
girls competition, it was a big highlight of the event.”

Joining Hawk will be an all-star line-up featuring some of the world’s best known
skateboarders including Bucky Lasek, Pedro Barros, Steve Alba, Eric Dressen and many
more, who are ready to put it all on the line and serve up an event filled with blood, sweat and
cheers.

GENERAL PANTS BOWL-A-RAMA
™ not only delivers some of the best skateboarding in
Australasia, but the world over. The picturesque beachside location will play host to the epic
event, promising two full days of big-air entertainment, music, stalls and more.
Destination NSW continues to support the event which brings skateboard fans from interstate
and overseas who love the iconic Bondi experience.

NSW Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton MP said: “BOWL-A-RAMA has become a highly
anticipated event for Bondi that not only showcases the best of Australian and international
skateboarding, but provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to explore everything the
iconic Bondi Beach has to offer.

“The NSW Government, via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, is proud
to support BOWL-A-RAMA and looks forward to welcoming fans and competitors back in
February.”

Leading Australian fashion retailer, General Pants Co. continues their support for the event as
naming rights partner in 2018.

“General Pants has been heavily involved in skate events such as BOWL-A-RAMA for over
10 years. With Corbin Harris as our ambassador and some of the best international skate
brands in our portfolio, the partnership makes perfect sense. One of Australia’s most globally
recognised skate events, BOWL-A-RAMA and its schedule of activities attract internationally
renowned riders to compete in our hometown. In 2018 we will play a large part in a schedule
of cultural events that encompass fashion, skate, art, and music – and we couldn’t be more
excited,” said General Pants CEO, Craig King.

Railway Square YHA and Bondi Beachouse YHA are very excited to welcome 32 skaters
during the competition. The riders will love the fun, laid-back hostels. Guests from all over the
world will get a chance to mingle with skaters at each venue. They might even share a room
in one of our 80 YHA hostels during their trip, that’s what YHA is all about! More info at
yha.com.au.

Tickets will be on sale from 1 December from via www.bowlarama.com.au, in partnership with
OzTix. Fans are advised to get in early as event capacity is strictly limited. For more
information on GENERAL PANTS BOWL-A-RAMA
™ 2018, including ticketing, weekend
events schedule and athlete line-up visit www.bowlarama.com.au

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