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Groundswell festival 2020 Scarborough Beach BMX Bowl battle

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Scarborough Beach bowl, right on the beach, perfect for a bmx bowl battle.

The Groundswell festival was an amazing event. Right on the beach with a amazing bowl just perfect to a bmx bowl battle to take place. Freestyle Now hosted the first BMX bowl competition in Perth and it was fitting that is was at the biggest bowl this side of the Simpson Desert. Everyone took home a plethora of prizes thanks to the Groundswell Festival, Colony BMX, Sneaky Wholefoods and Local BMX. There were two classes that the riders could enter, The RAD and The RADDEST. Very easy to work out who should be in which class.  The format was a battle final. Qualifying was super important, qualify in first and the other riders have to battle their way to take you on. Two riders would go into a battle round, each rider would have two 60 second runs back to back. If you won your battle round you would take on the next place rider. The three judges would vote who would progress into the next battle round. It was an exciting final to watch, with each class taking alternating turns so rider got to have a rest. You had to be in top form or you got the cut. Keep the radness flowing and you would progress into the next round.

Luke Tooze floating it over the hip, one of the great lines that he was taking around the bowl.

 

 

Such a rad video of the competition, this one is really worthy of a play and then a replay and a replay.

The RAD class.

It was great to see Noah Campbell-Ward drop into the bowl for the first time during practice and then come up and enter the comp. 7th place. In the battle finals it was a battle between father and son. Corey Brown (5th place qualifier) was challenged by 6th place qualifier Levi Brown. The two riders went back to back for two 60 second runs each. With three judges voting who was the best of the battle. Two votes for Corey Brown and moving up into the next battle round. Levi Brown 6th place. Rowan Cosh (qualified 4th) was waiting for his challenger. Rowan rode well in the qualifiers but somehow lacked the same level of riding in the battle finals. Corey was flowing the bowl which could have been why he got two votes from the three judges and he moved into the next battle. Rowan Cosh 5th place. Roman Depiazzi (qualified in 3rd) is 11 years old and he was waiting for his challenger, over 40 year old Corey Brown. This was the third time Corey had to ride in the battle, but he was still looking good. Was he as good as Roman? It was a tight one to judge, with the judges taking a while to cast their votes. Corey had speed and power in his run but Roman did a rad 360 out of the top waterfall and also did manage to manual across the waterfall hip. That culd have been the deciding factors that gave Roman the two votes needed. Corey Brown 4th place. Albie Livesley (2nd place qualifier) is 7 years old. He sat waiting for the results of the previous battle to see who is challenger was going to be, Roman Depiazzi. These two young riders are definitely rad and it could have gone either way. It was super close. The judges took some time to cast their votes weighing up all the rad factors of each of their two 60 second runs. But it was Roman who took the two votes, could have been his 360 up the waterfall that was the deciding factor. Albie Livesley 2nd place. Tyler Gayski had been waiting for his challenger after qualifying in 1st. Tyler has been riding bmx for a lot longer than Roman and is a lot more powerful in his riding. Roman put up a good challenge but it was a unanimous decision from the judges, three votes to Tyler Gayski. Great riding, good airs and lots of flow gave Tyler the win. Roman Depiazzi 2nd place, Tyler Gayski 1st place.

Clockwise from top left – Tyler Gayski took the win in the Rad class with some great flow and dexterity. – Roman Depiazzi sent it hard in the battle finals, this manual across the waterfall hip help to secure the 11 year old the second place. – Albie Livesley lets his riding do the talking, he lets it speak loudly. Racking up a respectful 3rd place. Great riding from the 7 year old radical rider. – fourth place went to over 40 year old Corey Brown. Age is a number and skill is a level. He rode really well in the Rad class and it was awesome to see the father and son battle in the finals.

Jacob Kestel with one of the most raddest moves of the comp. Old school bmxers call this trick a Hanna named after motocross legend Bob Hannah other will just call it a front tyre head butt. Whatever you want to call it is definitely rad.

The RADDEST class

This was going to be one rad competition with a good mix of riders of different styles. In qualifying it was Luke Tooze that was 34 points ahead of 2nd place qualifier Brad Evans who had 132 points, 3rd place was Ryan Aqulina 131 points and Jay Roadley qualifying in 4th place with 130 points. That is a super tight qualifying result. Heading into the battle finals Nick Morgan had to taking on 6th place qualifier Kieran Ramsay. With 3 judges all voting on Kieran to move onto the next round. Kieran sent flairs and good air and flow as well as a few handplants which sealed the deal for him. Nick rode good but just was airing not as high as Kieran. Nick Morgan 7th place. Going into the next battle Kieran was taking on Jacob Kestel. These two guys were only 1 point separated in qualifying. Both completely different styles. Jacob rode well in the qualifiers but in the battle finals spent a bit too much time trying to jump from the waterfall hip up and out over the coping to the top of the ramp. Had he pulled that he would have moved up into the next round. Jacob did some awesome tricks in his run though, his downside handplants looked rad just like his head butts on the front tyre jumps and drop ins. Judges gave two votes to Kieran. Jacob Kestel 6th place. Kieran Ramsey was moving into his third round and had to take on Jay Roadley. Jay had some tech skills that Kieran did not. Jay rode with more variation although Kieran did put up a good fight to progress into the next round but it was Jay that got the two votes from the three judges that sent him into the next battle round. Kieran Ramsay 5th place.

Clockwise from top left – Brad Evans or as he is now called Rad Evans did amazing job of bicycle stunting at the Groundswell Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle. Taking the 3rd place and getting rad all at the same time. – Western Australian bmx legend Aquaman a.k.a. Ryan Aqualina straight up ruled. It was amazing to watch him use his bunny nut out riggers on the coping. A 4th place to Aquaman. – Big Orse Kieran Ramsey wanted to look at the Scarborough beach bowl from every angle so he did a flair to see how it looked from that angle, when asked did it look any different his reply was definitely did. – Nick Morgan had a heap of fun and won a stack of prizes. He also got rad as well. Thanks for rolling Nick.

Jay Roadley is a technical rider with fantastic skills. He can also grab some great air and did so at the Groundswell Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle and scored himself a 2nd place in the Raddest class.

Moving into round 4 Jay Roadley was taking on Western Australian BMX legend Ryan Aqulina. Both these riders like to use their pegs and both these rider ride hard. Ryan let loose with some great rad lines and tricks but Jay just had that little bit more. The judges had a bit of time to deliberate as where their votes were going and it was Jay Roadley that would progress into round 5. Ryan Aqulina 5th place. Brad Evens had qualified in 2nd and really wanted to keep that place. Jay Roadley had moved up from 4th place qualifier and now was taking on 2nd place, he was knocking on Luke Tooze’s door whole Luke was just chillin. Brad Evan rides big transitions loves to do turndowns and one handed flatties and they were abundant in his run. Smooth flow great control and style. Jay Roadley sent it hard and threw in 540’s, flairs and 270 barspins smith stalls. Brad had it almost in the bag with one vote to each rider until the last vote from the third judge went to Jay. Brad Evans 3rd place. The final battle round was about to begin. Luke Tooze was feeling relaxed and energized while Jay Roadley had just had 3 battle rounds and was now moving into his 4th. Luke had a relaxed warm up and was ready. Jay sent it hard with bar spins, big 540 in the deep end, a 360 drop in to flat at the small section and a rad barspin fakie to half cab into the waterfall. His two runs were rad. Luke went fast, big griz airs, barspins to x ups gapping the waterfall hip, whips and flairs. At the end of his run the fire brigade had to attend to, Luke was on fire! The judges huddled together to have a chat about what they had just witnessed. They were taking a bit longer than anticipated, while Jay had the tech and tricks, Luke had the speed and flow. The judges announcement came and it was unanimous, Jay Roadley 2nd place and Luke Tooze the winner of the RADDEST class at the 2020 Groundswell festival Scarborough Beach Bowl BMX battle.

 

 

The final battle between Luke Tooze and Jay Roadley is definitely worth a watch.

 

Luke Tooze took the win with great flow and rad tricks like this griz air.

The Groundswell festival 2020 Scarborough Beach BMX Bowl battle was a rad competition. The format was super engaging for the public to witness, BMX was in the spotlight for many people attending the festival. Many different styles of riding were on display. If you did not attend the Groundswell festival 2020 Scarborough Beach BMX Bowl battle you will definitely need to attend next year.

Groundswell Scarborough beach bmx bowl battle – 3rd October 2020 – Official results

Contest supporters Groundswell Festival, Freestyle Now, Colony BMX , Local BMX , Sneaky Wholefoods

The RAD class – 1st Tyler Gayski, 2nd Roman Depiazzi, 3rd Albie Livesley, 4th Corey Brown, 5th Rowan Cosh, 6th Levi Brown, 7th Noah Campbell-Ward

The RADDEST class – 1st Luke Tooze, 2nd Jay Roadley, 3rd Brad Evans, 4th Ryan Aqulina, 5th Kieran Ramsey, 6th Jacob Kiezel, 7th Nick Morgan

 

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Freestyle Now skatepark activation sessions – skatepark coaching workshops

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Freestyle Now skatepark coaching sessions are all inclusive for all skill levels and ages

At the beginning of 2020 Freestyle Now had a very busy first few months travelling to many locations. Some of the regional Western Australian towns that got to experience Freestyle Now skatepark activation sessions included Lancelin, Collie, Hopetoun, Bremer Bay and Eaton. In the Perth metropolitan area Freestyle Now rolled out the rad at Bullsbrook, Stratton, Guildford, Fremantle, Kalamunda, Altone and Willetton. The skatepark activation sessions were, as always, fun and productive with lots of skatepark participants learning new skills, making new friends and in some locations winning prizes.

The Collie skatepark engagement session were super rad. Freestyle Now did six sessions over January. It ended with a coaching jam session for the last session and we gave away some great prizes. A new level of confidence and skills were gained over the sessions, we could see the growth in the participants and their interactions. All participants were catered for with skateboard, bmx and scooter participants being engaged. Hope to return there soon to help roll out the rad.

 

Freestyle now squad members Shaun Jarvis, Mitchell Harris, Dylan Reese, Kareece Furneyvall, Luke Tooze and Josh Garwood attended some of the sessions at various times to help others learn how to roll out the rad. At the skatepark activation sessions Freestyle Now used our two main types of engagement, skatepark coaching sessions and skatepark coaching jam sessions. Each of these help target different participants via our engagement.

The skatepark coaching workshops are for participants to attend and learn new skills and gain confidence. These can be done in a formal way, with 5 to 6 participants per Freestyle Now facilitator or in a non-formal way with many participants able to attend, sometimes as many as 50. Each of them has its own benefits. The formal sessions are great for smaller skateparks and are usually hosted when the skatepark is closed to the public (or sections of the skatepark) and gives the participants more time with the facilitators. It is a great way to control numbers at skateparks. The advantage to informal sessions is that the skatepark remains open to everyone and Freestyle Now facilitators move through the participants helping the individuals during the course of the allotted time for the sessions.

Freestyle Now squad member Mitchell Harris is showing some participants how to put skateboards together. One of the aspects of the skatepark activation sessions is to show how to maintain and keep your equipment in good working order. Many participants don’t know how to maintain their equipment. This is an important factor of skatepark participation.

 

The skatepark coaching jam sessions are a fun way to engage participants with Freestyle Now creating mini-challenges and fun games that the participants can do at the skatepark to win prizes. This all takes place in the backdrop of our facilitators/coaches helping the participants learn new skills, tricks and gain confidence. Some of the challenges might be a long bunny hop, best trick, foot down, and effort recognition which is more aimed at the younger inexperienced participants who can’t do the best tricks. Freestyle Now makes this time a fun interactive experience for all participants including the spectators who can also get involved with cheering for the players in the games.

Most of the Freestyle Now skatepark activation sessions are normally all-inclusive catering for all ages, skills and disciplines (skateboard, scooter, BMX) working on the principle that when possible no one should be excluded. However, there are times when we do offer single discipline only sessions but these are normally formal coaching workshop sessions.

The Stratton skatepark coaching jam session was a great time, thanks to the City of Swan. Lots of fun challenges were done. Prizes were given out to the winners of the challenges. Everyone has a opportunity to participate and try to win a prize, even the participants who are not that confident or don’t have a high skill level. Freestyle Now has a all-inclusive policy to make sure no one misses out on an opportunity to learn, advance or win prizes.

 

At the Freestyle Now skatepark activation session’s fun is the driving factor. The sessions are informative and motivational. The Freestyle now instructors / facilitators are very easy going and relate to the participants well and let the participants ride at their own level and encourage progression. The workshop sessions are more than just teaching skills. There are many other potential outcomes from attending a Freestyle Now skatepark activation session. Participants learn about using the skatepark safely, skatepark etiquette and equipment care, this information is also given to parents through a parental information session. Skatepark activity involves a lot of body movement and participants learn about how their interaction of body movement with their scooter/skateboard/bicycle is highly important to achieve the skills they are seeking. Skateparks are a place where everyone has the opportunity to participate safely and without prejudice over their choice of discipline or appearance, this message is reiterated at every session. Freestyle Now facilitators are positive role models that participants can look up to and aspire to be, positive peer networks are important. At Freestyle Now skatepark activation sessions participants are given the self confidence to be themselves.

Freestyle Now also offers private coaching session with our squad members. These sessions can cater for 1 to 3 participants in BMX, scooter or skateboard and are generally one to two hours long. Cost is on application, for more information contact Freestyle Now. Be sure to check our coming events page for when Freestyle Now will be heading out to a skatepark and hosting an activation session.

Freestyle did a few skatepark activation sessions at the Bullsbrook skatepark and bmx jumps. Squad members Shaun Jarvis, Luke Tooze and Kareece Furneyvall attended on this day and helped the bmx and scooter participants learn new skills. The participants learnt a lot of basic skills, which are the building blocks to more complicated moves.

 

Clockwise from top left – Young Jack has been a regular at our skatepark coaching sessions over the last few years. It’s great to see him progress on his skateboard and scooter. Jack was at the Lancelin skatepark coaching jam session where he won a Freestyle Now “Rad Dude” t shirt in one of the challenges. – At the Lancelin skatepark coaching jam session we gave away lots of prizes. These tow skateboards were stoked to win some goodies, like a new skateboard deck and t shirt. – The bmx session at the Bullsbrook bmx jumps was a fun time. We got the participants to do things that they normally would not do. This exercise was about concentration on balance and thinking outside of the box. – The Eaton skatepark bmx session had some great participation. Freestyle Now squad members Luke Tooze and Shaun Jarvis helped the skatepark coaching participants learn new skills and gain a higher level of confidence. Confidence is the key to unlocking new skills.

 

Clockwize from top left – The Guildford bmx jumps engagement session was a great fun time. Freestyle Now hosted a coaching jam session thanks to the City of Swan. Ronan is a rad young rider and hit up this no hander during a best trick challenge. – The participants at the Guildford bmx jumps coaching jam session had a fun time. Freestyle Now made up a challenge that had teams of three riders. Each team had to include three different levels of riders, super confident, medium level of confidence to gaining confidence. The teams had to make up a run over the jumps and whichever team that the best looking run (having the three riders jumping over the jumps) would win. On this occasion it was the “eye don’t care” team won on a runoff against the “biker dudes” (each team had to come up with a name). Ronan, Campbell and Magnum all won a Freestyle Now “Life without BMX” t shirt. – The Altone skatepark coaching session had lots of participants. Here Luke Tooze who rides bmx is helping scooter riders learn some basic confidence building skills. Jumping into a ramp and landing on the scooter deck with both feet in the right position. Freestyle Now coaches are multi talented and skilled and have the ability to cross over into any discipline. – Kareece Furneyvall engaging with scooter participants at one of the skatepark activation sessions.

 

Clockwize from top left – The Bremer Bay skatepark engagement sessions were super rad, with lots of participants. One of the challenges we held is a long bunny hop jump. In most cases we put a restriction on the run up so the participants don’t have a lot of speed. This adds a level of difficulty as the slower you go the less of a distance you can jump. This also adds a safety feature into the challenge. We all know the faster you go the harder you fall. – Winners are grinners at Bremer Bay. – The skatepark activation session we held in Hopetoun had many participants. The sessions were staged over two day, one on the afternoon and one in the morning. In the afternoon session we were inundated with participants, most were beginners on scooters. Freestyle now squad member and head coach Shaun Jarvis ended up taking a group of 20 participants and teaching all the basic scooter skills so that they had more confidence when transversing the skatepark. The next day in the morning we held a coaching jam session and gave away some prizes. As you can tell by the skatepark users were stoked. – Skateboarding has a good following in Hopetoun and there were more girls on skateboard than boys. These two girls won a Freestyle Now t shirt each from the different challenges we had set for them to participate in.

 

 

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Bunbury Action Sports Games 2020 – BMX scooter skateboard competition

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Every year competitors look forward to the Action Sports Games and this year was no different. One of the biggest scooter, skateboard and bmx skatepark competition held in Western Australia it had an awesome turn out. With a prize purse of $2000 up for grabs and $2500 worth of prizes plenty of competitors were keen.

The level of competition is forever increasing and it’s great to see younger competitors come up from the beginner into the intermediates and then start knocking on the 1st place spots in the open class. Once again the level from all the competitors was high and it was great to see some of the competitors who had been attending our coaching sessions also competing in the beginners class. There was plenty of action throughout the day but one of the most action packed was the bmx open class. Three riders were all on fire, Luke Tooze, Fabio Connetti and Jordan Minchin, all three with different riding styles and trick and skatepark lines. This one was a hard one to judge and it was not until all the points were tallied up that we got to see how close they were. With only 2 points between 3rd and 1st it was one of the most tightest competitions we have ever had. 1st went to Luke Tooze, 295 points, 2nd Fabio Connetti, 294 points and 3rd Jordan Minchin, 293 points. With 3 judges scoring over three categories and having two runs that’s a lot of numbers to add up and to get scores that close is super rad.

Other notable competitors were Rowan Cosh riding in scooter and bmx, Brax O’brien who attended the Collie coaching sessions and skated well, Kash Toft moving up to scooter open and taking 3rd, Jeremy Wilson and Tyler Gayski in the intermediate bmx class and Albie Livesley and his progression. Thank you to everyone who attended and come and got rad. We need to give a big shout out to the competition supporters, Colony BMXModus BearingsThe 4 skateboard companyRoot IndustriesGrit Scooters and of course the Action Sports Games.

Brenden Cross is like poetry in motion on a skateboard. 1st place in skate open.

Luke Tooze with an awesome line through the Bunbury skatepark. Up the ledge into the bowl. 1st place in BMX open.

Tyler Jennings in the middle of triple whip back flip. 1st place in scooter open.

Clockwise from top left – Levi Pound slashing to first in skate intermediate – Albie Livesley is a future BMX pro, definitely progressing and going bigger – It would not be a Bunbury Action Sports games without Rowan Cosh doing an X up – So stoked to see Tyson Carroll still hitting it up and getting rad on the scooter with a 2nd place in scooter open. More photos can be found on our facebook page here

 

 Bunbury Action Sports Games skatepark competition – 29th February 2020 – Official results

 Scooter Open – 1st Tyler Jennings, 2nd Tyson Carroll, 3rd Kash Toft, 4th Ayden Brown

Skate open – 1st Brenden Cross, 2nd Dan Pound, 3rd Cobey Thirsk

BMX open – 1st             Luke Tooze, 2nd Fabio Connetti, 3rd Jordan Minchin, 4th Kieran Ramsay, 5th Nathan Joson

Scooter intermediate – 1st Zech Bowman, 2nd Ray Thompson, 3rd Jake Budgie, 4th Cody Pearson, 5th Cassidy Barr, 6th Daniel Doran.

Skate intermediate – 1st Levi Pound, 2nd Austin Teede

BMX intermediate – 1st Jeremy Wilson, 2nd Tyler Gayski, 3rd Callum Sharp, 4th Brody Relph, 5th Rowan Cosh, 6th Taj Hamilton

Scooter beginner – 1st Rowan Cosh, 2nd James Principe, 3rd Franco Santella, 4th Jai Martindale, 5th Hamish Burgin, 6th Jacob Reed

Skate beginner – 1st Harry Lackhart, 2nd Brax O’brien

BMX beginner – 1st Campbell Wilson, 2nd Albie Livesley, 3rd Ryan Vince, 4th Kai Denison, 5th Imogen Denison, 6th Jacob Reed

 

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ELLENBROOK SKATEPARK COMPETITION – January 2020 – BMX SCOOTER SKATEBOARD

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Freestyle Now hosted another skatepark competition at the Ellenbrook skatepark for bmx, scooter and skateboard competitors. The day as always was action packed with a great turn out with lots of competitors and spectators. A big thank you to the City of Swan for their support and also to our supporters Colony BMX and Grit scooters. A full list of all the competitions that freestyle Now has hosted can be found on the past competitions page here.

Everyone enjoys winning prizes. Freestyle Now always has some great prizes on offer to be given to competitors for their efforts on the competition.

 

Ellenbrook competition – 31st January 2020 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Kaeleb Sloan, 2nd Luke Longbottom, 3rd Ryley McKim, 4th Brenten Waddingham, 5th Jaron Woodley, 6th Ethan Duirs, 7th Charlie Bolta, 8th Nickolas Dosthoizan, 9th Dadyn Doyl, 10th Byron Stevenson, 11th Dj Lap.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Austin Cooper, 2nd Maison Russel, 3rd, Paul Graham, 4th Cooper Johnston, 5th Haylem Grey

Scooter open – 1st Jarrad Fortney, 2nd Zackary Cane

Bmx beginner – 1st Brenten Waddingham, 2nd Adam Waterman, 3rd Aiden McKim, 4th Albie Livesley, 5th Kayden Taylor, 6th Remy Sinclair 

Bmx intermediate – 1st Jake Welhan, 2nd Alex Tiley, 3rd Maison Russell, 4th Adam Kiesz, 5th Jordan Farrow

Skateboard – 1st Seb Coonan, 2nd Kaeleb Sloan, 3rd Luke Fitzgerald, 4th Matthew Clouston

 

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Bunbury Action Sports Games returns for 2020

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Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware is a multi-action sports event combing BMX, Skate, Scooter and Freestyle Motocross, and an international Pro Wakeboard competition. The event is proudly sponsored by Tourism WA Regional Events Scheme, Drug Aware through Healthway and The City of Bunbury. Event partners: GWN 7, HitFM, Nautique West, Island Apparel, Bayview Bar and Restaurant, Salon Express.

 

The Action Sports Games presented by Drug Aware,now in its third year, is set to return to the vibrant City of Bunbury, Western Australia. Bunbury is one of the few major cities in the world that can boast to having amazing beaches on its doorstep, flanked by an array of beautiful inland waterways. With a vibrant city lifestyle, fine restaurants, a world-class café strip and plenty of accommodation options, Bunbury is the perfect setting for major sporting events, such as the Action Sports Games. Combining wakeboarding, freestyle motocross, skateboarding, BMX and scooter, this action-packed sports event will attract some of Australia’s best action sports stars to Bunbury to compete for a whopping $20,000 in cash and prizes. Koombana Bay will host the world-class wakeboard tournament and Shota Tezuka from Japan, currently ranked 5th in the world, will be back to defend his title.

Early March is prime seasonal weather conditions for the Southwest of Australia, and many of the world’s best wakeboarders, Freestyle Moto X riders, Skateboarders and BMX riders are set to call Bunbury home for the weekend of competition.
Action Sports Games Event Director Tim Thirsk “We are fortunate to receive funding from the State Government through Tourism Western Australia and Royalties for Regions, Drug Aware through Healthway and the City of Bunbury to keep this awesome event on track. We also have amazing support from other event partners, such as the Bayview Bar and Restaurant, GWN7, Nautique West, Island Apparel and a Salon Express.”

On Saturday 29th February, Bunbury will host a major Skateboard, BMX and Scooter skatepark competition with over 120 competitors from all over WA coming down to compete for over $4000 in cash and prizes. The skatepark competition is one of the highlights on the competition circuit with lots of competitors so excited to compete in such a fun and energetic skatepark competition. The day will kick off at 9am with the skateboard competition for beginners, intermediate and open divisions. After a quick lunch break it will then move into the scooter and bmx competition which is expected to finish at 7pm. It will be a long day of thrills and spills.
Freestyle Now head judge and competition announcer Shaun Jarvis “The Bunbury Action Sports games is such a rad competition. So much radenss takes place. Last year was epic, like the 3 way tie in scooter open. It’s such a hard competition to judge as the riding is so diverse and on an insane level. We are looking forward to rolling out the rad once again in Bunbury. Freestyle Now has been managing the Action Sport Games skatepark competitions since they started back in 2011. If your not in Bunbury to compete or to watch then you’re missing out on history in the making.”

Be sure to check the skatepark competition information on our coming events page to get the latest competition schedule and registration information. The skatepark competition is supported by Colony bmx, Root industries, Modus bearings, The 4 skateboard co, Striker scooters, Grit scooters, Crisp scooters, District scooters.

On Sunday 1st March, Koombana Bay will come alive with the Freestyle Moto X exhibition along with the international wakeboard tournament, the Summer Food Truck Festival and DJ’s all happening on one big action-packed day.

The Action Sports Games is a free event, and will no doubt attract a big crowd down to Bunbury for the weekend. Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said he was excited that a high calibre event such as the Action Sports Games was held in Bunbury. “Events that bring such a diverse mix of sports and activities to our City are important for the social and economic fabric of our community,” Mr Brennan said “Bunbury is rapidly becoming a location of choice for major events, which has been a major focus for the City, and we are sure everyone will welcome the competitors and spectators with open arms.”

Be sure to head to Bunbury and experience all of the Action at the Action Sports games
 

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Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – bmx scooter skateboard competition – November 2019

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Freestyle Now once again returned to Kalgoorlie to host a skatepark coaching session and skatepark competition for scooter skateboard and bmx. When Freestyle Now hosts a skatepark competition we always make sure that all disciplines are involved so no participants miss out on rolling out the rad. Freestyle Now has had a long history of holding competitions in Kalgoorlie since 2005. Made famous from the gold rush days Kalgoorlie is 600kms east from Perth. They have one of the best skateparks in Western Australia and it’s always a pleasure to get to ride it. A great community turn out on the day was good to see. Crowd participation at skatepark competitions are important and competitors get amped up when the cowed is cheering and screaming, it makes the competitors want to throw down more. A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder for their support and also to our supporters Colony bmxGrit Scooter and 4 skateboard Company as well as. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events.

Clockwise from top left – Reilly Fowler winning the skate open –  Jaden Oram is super rad and this inward down the stair is all the proof you need – Everyone like to win prizes – Lincon Trinidad midway thru his run to winning the bmx intermediates class – More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

Be sure to check the video from Brian Ebbs Productions below

Kalgoorlie skatepark competition – 23rd November 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Retief Vlasich, 2nd Cam Aldrick, 3rd Kelly Maisey, 4th Jarryd Kirkwood, 5th Mason Kinninmont, 6th Levi Wells, 7th Sam Bowie, 8th Chase Raseta, 8th Memphis Kearns, 10th Ben Tiefenbacher, 11th Alekai Hillman, 12th Harper Newsome, 13th Clifford D Cruize, 14th Hugo Silvester.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Kye Myer-Shore, 2nd Nate Higgins, 3rd Tarmieka Smyth, 4th Nick Shaw, 5th Martin Close

Scooter open – 1st Jaden Oram, 2nd Ash France, 3rd Hugh Strowger

Skate beginners 1st Oliver Kildare, 2nd Bradley Carling

Skate open 1st Reilly Fowler, 2nd Akira Erata

Bmx beginners – 1st Tarmieka Smyth, 2nd Cam Aldrick, 3rd Sam Harkins, 4th Vincent Tomson-Tamakaha, 5th Jack Muller, 6th Nixon Silvester, 7th Ivy Muller

Bmx intermediate – 1st Lincon Trinidad, 2nd Dylan Burridge, 3rd Jayden Tomati-Iles, 4th Staceson Mulligan, 5th Nick Shaw

 

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Freestyle Now Meekatharra skatepark activation road trip

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Josh Garwood getting it flat in the pool

Freestyle Now recently headed out to Meekatharra for a skatepark activation session. On the trip was Freestyle now boss man Shaun Jarvis, Josh Garwood who was just getting back into riding after his fractured vertebrates 9 weeks before the trip after the doctor gave the all clear to go and scooter radster Tyler Jennings. Guest skateboard shredder Sam Orme was also invited on the trip. The first day was taken up by the 9 hour drive out to Meekatharra. Day two was the opening of the skatepark and a skatepark activation coaching session. The Freestyle Now helped the locals learn new skills and gain more confidence in bmx, scooter and skateboard activities, so they can have more fun at the skatepark. Day three was another skatepark activation coaching  session with more skills being taken up. On day four it was the long journey home again. Definitely was a great trip full of good times and much radness. The local skatepark participants out in Meekatharra were stoked as were the Freestyle Now crew. On the trip the crew even managed to find an old pool on the trip that Josh and Sam got to roll in, definitely a highlight of the trip. The Meekatharra skatepark is great and if you are ever travelling the 770kms out that was into the remote Western Australian outback be sure to stop and have a roll.

 

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South Hedland skatepark competition – bmx scooter skateboard competition – July 2019

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South Hedland has one of the best skateparks in Australia. It is very large with lots of good lines throughout, a big bowl an open combi bowl and a nice plaza section. Freestyle Now hosted another skatepark competition at the South Hedland skatepark. When Freestyle Now hosts a skatepark competition we always make sure that all disciplines are involved so no participants miss out on rolling out the rad. Inclusiveness is important. The participants all had a great time and it’s good to see young participants progressing well. A big thank you to the youth team at the Town of Port Hadland for their support and also to our supporters Colony bmx, Grit Scooter and 4 skateboard Company as well as. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events.

Clockwise from top left – Leo Drage jumping the gap to get 1st in beginner scooter, A rad Xup from Beau McSweeney to take 1st in scooter intermediate, Cruz Evans was visiting South Hedland to see family. He came all the way from Perth and just happed to be there for the comp and took out 1st in the skateboard class, Ethan Semark got some bmx action happening and got the first place. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

South Hedland skatepark competition – 5th July 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Leo Drage, 2nd Tana Ramsay, 3rd Shari lemon, 4th Lake Ramsay, 5th Lieyton Kevenhoff, 6th River Smith, 7th Charlie Murdoch, 8th Bailey Shinners.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Beau McSweeney, 2nd Ryan Diver, 3rd Aiden Bagwell, 4th Keegan Lemon

Skate – 1st Cruz Evans, 2nd Via Evans, 3rd Zen Evans

Bmx – 1st Ethan Semark, 2nd Tahj Kroczek, 3rd Bradley Brahim, 4th River Smith

 

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Ramp It Up – High Wycombe skatepark competition – bmx scooter skateboard competition – May 2019

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The Ramp It Up skatepark competition made a return to High Wycombe skatepark for 2019. This is always a highlight on the skatepark competition scene and the turnout is always good, and the level of skill during completion is on another level. The City of Kalamunda always puts in the extra effort for the Ramp It Up skatepark competition and the crowds always are keen to make noise. Crowd participation at skatepark competitions are important an competitors get amped up when the crowed is cheering and screaming, it makes the competitors want to throw down more. With 63 competitors it was going to be a rad afternoon of competition. It was great to see a good representation of all the disciplines in the skatepark competition. A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Kalamunda for their support and also to our supporters Colony bmx, Grit Scooter and 4 skateboard Company as well as Mad Orse industries. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events.

Josh Garwood has recently been added to the Freestyle Now squad and rightly so, this was the gap of the day, tyre grab over the bowl. Thats right he jumped over the bowl !!!!

Clockwise from top left – Jared Kitson showed some awesome skills on the rubber wheeled machine like this toboggan and took out the 1st place in the intermediate bmx class – Tyler Jennings like to fly and has his arms reshaped to help him sore even higher. A first place in the open scooters at his home skatepark – Hunter McGill is an awesome name to have if you are a skateboarder and in this case Hunter McGill is a skateboarder and a good one at that. A first place in the intermediate class for the guy who travelled over 200kms just to skate at the competition – Levi Rehbeck is a rad scooter rider and we hope to see him in the open class soon. Mad skills displayed at the High Wycombe skatepark competition from Levi like this 360 helpd him take the win. More photos can be found on our Facebook page here.

 
Ramp It Up – High Wycombe skatepark competition – 11th May 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Coen Gibson, 2nd Tait Moffatt, 3rd Brenten Waddingham, 4th Jayce Tayor, 5th Cody Morgani, 6th Austin Hatton, 7th Josh Schnierer, 8th Ryder Gibson, 9th Jensen Shaw, 10th Brodie Camil, 11th Lochy Argyle, 11th Trevor Bailey, 13th Ethan Seale, 13th Lee Reiner, 13th Santhi Arya, 13th Zach Kelly, 17th Albie Livesley, 17th Jake Lynch-Blosse, 17th Angus Lynch, 20th Jax Hannah

Scooter intermediate – 1st Levi Rehbeck, 2nd Callan Mansfield, 3rd Austin Cooper, 4th Jacob Stockdale, 5th Ryan Hall, 6th Corey Price, 7th Jack Moss, 8th Ayden Graham, 9th Tyson Gordon, 10th Tate Hatton, 10th Jacob Horgan.

Scooter open – 1st Tyler Jennings, 2nd Corey VanDam, 3rd Ash Carter

Skate beginner – 1st Coen Gibson, 2nd Billy Bartlett, 3rd Filip Utjesinovic, 4th Ryder Gibson

Skate intermediate – 1st Hunter McGill, 2nd Rhys Leigh, 3rd Jordan Mills, 4th Daniel London, 5th Beauen Dyson, 6th Nicholas London, 7th CJ Martinez

BMX beginner – 1st Campbell Wilson, 2nd Albie Livesley, 3rd Brenton Waddingham, 4th Lee Reiner

Bmx intermediate – 1st Jared Kitson, 2nd Zenith Riley, 3rd Taj Hamilton, 4th Jeremy Mills, 5th Callum Sharp, 5th Nathan Garbin, 7th Nathan Wilson

Bmx open – 1st Josh Garwood, 2nd Dan Davis, 3rd Jack Carwardine, 4th Jaden Roadley, 5th Nathan Joson, 6th Ben Targett, 7th Tyler Gayski, 8th Tyler Jennings.

Below is a rad video of highlights thanks to Mad Orse industries and Do Re Media

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Karratha skatepark – bmx scooter skateboard – skatepark competition – May 2019

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Freestyle Now spent a few days at the beginning of May in the City of Karratha to host some skatepark coaching workshops and skatepark competition at the Nickol West skatepark. Karratha is a city in the north west of Western Australia and has five skateparks in and around in the other close towns. The turnout was great at the Nickol West skatepark competition with some awesome tricks being thrown down but the competitors. A big thank you to the youth team at the City of Karratha for their support and also to our supporters Colony bmxGrit Scooters and 4 skateboard Company. Be sure to check our coming events page for more information on all of our coming events.

Clockwise from top left – Jack Colfer took out the first place in the scooter intermediate class with some rad moves like this bri – Louis Vastel travelled all the way from France just to compete at the Nickol West skatepark competiton, we that sounds like a rad story so we will run with it. But Louis is from France – Olly Karolyi took out the first place in the bmx beginners class in Karratha following on from his win as the last skatepark competition we held in Pinjarra a few weeks before – Corey Wilson went the highest of all the competitors and also took home the first place in scooter beginners. More photos can be found on our facebook page here.

 

Nickol West  skatepark competition – 4th May 2019 – Official results

Scooter beginner – 1st Corey Wilson, 2nd Flynn Armstrong, 3rd Thomas Pike, 4th Tahj Kirkwood, 5th Mitch Wilson, 6th Ashley Schut, 7th Tyrece Thompson, 8th Elisha Bailey, 9th Keira Bailey.

Scooter intermediate – 1st Jack Colfer, 2nd Shannon Hann, 3rd Joshua Featherstone, 4th Beau Bailey, 5th Kai Kirkwood, 6th Lochlan Rodd.

Skate intermediate – 1st Michael Bailey, 2nd Louis Vastel.

BMX beginner – 1st Olly Karolyi, 2nd Conner Craig, 3rd Tahn Simmons.

 

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