The Karratha skatepark competition


Freestyle Now had the pleasure of traveling to Karratha in the north of Western Australia to host yet another round of the F.N.W.A.S.S. (Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series). Round 10 of the series was an awesome weekend with a great turn out of competitors in all classes. On the Saturday Freestyle Now held a bmx, skate and scooter coaching jam session where participants had the opportunity to advance their skills and then utilize them in the competition on the Sunday. Both days were well attended by many with a great amount of interaction from the skatepark users and Freestyle Now squad members Kie Ashworth, Shaun Jarvis and Phillip Marshall, who made the journey north.

A big thanks to Kim from the Shire of Roebourne for making it all happen as smooth as it did. Props also need to go out to Stowaway distribution, 4 skateboard co and Mutts scooters for once again flowing some great prizes along with Scotts Cycles and Edge sports in Karratha, in addition to Woodside, North West shelf project, Rio Tinto and apprenticeships Australia.

Clockwise from top left – Rory Kjellgren over jam no hander – Beau Nelson getting flaired – Pierce Wilkinson getting bars rotated – Jesse Nelson board sliding


Clockwise from top left – Dylan Read-Tomes gets stretched – Brad Mas drove for 3 hours to get to the comp, Nixen Osborne is a young rad skater – Winner of the bmx class Matt Hankinson


Top – The Karratha skatepark – Bottom – All the locals rockin

Karratha skatepark competition – 4th September 2011 – Official results

Scooter beginner/novice – 1st Nixon Osborne, 2nd Kynan Hardy, 3rd Claydon Paranihi, 4th Haedyn Hood, 5th Daniel Thomas, 6th Brodie Newman, 7th Bradley Tufnell, 8th Sash Hospital, 9th Anthony Bonnie, 10th James Fairclough, 11th Alex Dalziell, 12th Connor Hemmings, 13th Caleb Atkinson, 14th Brock Wilkinson, 15th Oliver Dann, 16th Jason Davis, 17th Rennie Wilkinson, 18th Tobias Stadff

Scooter expert – 1st Beau Nelson, 2nd Brody Flakemore, 3rd Corey Davis, 4th Jesse Nelson, 5th Dylan Read-Tomes, 6th Samuel Harding, 7th Jake Wieland, 8th Pierce Wilkinson

Skateboard beginner/novice – 1st Jesse Butler, 2nd Jacob Young, 3rd Hagi-Lee Kaomia, 4th Claydon Paranihi, 5th Brodie Newman, 6th Bradley Tufnell, 7th Jake Butler, 8th (tie) Jack Bozanich, Brendan Stadff, 9th Tayden Walsh

Skateboard expert – 1st Nixen Osborne, 2nd Sabraddore Soathale-O’Carrol, 3rd Jesse Nelson

Bmx – 1st Matt Hankinson, 2nd Brad Mas, 3rd Beau Dellavalle, 4th Joey Graham, 5th Rory Kjellgren, 6th Tobias Watt, 7th Travis McGealy, 8th Sash Hospital