Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle Unleashes Epic Showdow


Samual Grace with a massive downwhip in the deep end of Scarborough bowl on his way to first in the raddest class.

The Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle roared to life as part of the exhilarating Groundswell festival, and what a spectacle it was! This high-stakes competition, supported by the dynamic forces of Colony BMX, Local BMX and Sneaky Wholefoods, unfolded in the grandeur of the largest bowl in Australia, setting the stage for an epic clash of BMX titans. The competition unfolded in a heated battle format within the colossal bowl. Riders fought tooth and nail to secure their spot in the finals, with qualification setting the tone for an adrenaline-pumping showdown. The RAD and RADDEST classes saw riders pushing the limits, showcasing their skills in an atmosphere charged with intensity. In the RAD class, young gun Liam Miller emerged victorious, delivering a performance that blended style and flow seamlessly. Miller’s skill and finesse left an indelible mark, establishing him as a rising star in the BMX scene. The battles in the RADDEST class were nothing short of psycho! Three-time Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle champion Luke Tooze faced fierce competition and landed at 5th place. The spotlight, however, turned to the impressive progression of Roman Depiazzi. The young rider was on fire, showcasing a level of riding that left spectators in awe. Amidst the heated competition, Shane Ellis rose to the occasion, going higher and displaying unparalleled flow. The challenge was tough, with formidable riders like Alex Haim in the mix who had the flow and the technical style but Ellis’s performance earned him a well-deserved 2nd place. However, the rider who truly stole the show was Samuel Grace. With a seamless blend of flow and mind-bending tricks, Grace navigated the bowl with unmatched finesse. His insane flip drop into the deep bowl left the crowd in disbelief, securing his reign as the uncontested champion of the Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle and the 1st place.
The Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle showcased the very essence of BMX culture, fierce competition, incredible progression, and a community united by the thrill of the ride but most importantly friends coming together and having fun. A big thanks to the Groundswell festival for making it all happen and thanks to  Colony BMXLocal BMX and Sneaky Wholefoods for their unwavering support in making this event a BMX spectacle for the ages. Until the next battle, keep rolling, shredding, and pushing the limits!

Shane Ellis went high and took the 2nd place in the Raddest class.

Clockwise from top left – Liam Miller is on his way to the Raddest class especially with his style and flow, 1st place in the Rad class. – Luke Tooze took the 5th place in the Raddest class and threw down this signature griz air. – Roman Depiazzi has progressed so much in the year since the last Groundswell BMX bowl battle, 4th place in the Raddest class. – Alex Haim getting inverted and taking the 3rd in the Raddest class. – More photos can be found on our Facebook page.


Groundswell BMX Bowl Battle official results – 7th October 2023

The Rad – 1st Liam Miller, 2nd Kody Strong, 3rd Taj Hamilton, 4th Leo Wiz, 5th Flynn Costa, 6th William Young 

The Raddest – 1st Samual Grace, 2nd Shane Ellis, 3rd Alex Haim, 4th Roman Depiazzi, 5th Luke Tooze, 6th Bradley Evans, 7th Ryan Aquilina, 8th Dempsey Varischetti