BOWLZILLA 2021 – Skateboarding rocks the Gold Coast

WORDS: Christian McEwen PHOTOGRAPHY Supplied

Barry Taniwha – frontside air

The best Australian Skateboarders grind it it out at Elanora skatepark over the weekend.
Bowlzilla now in its sixth year on the Gold Coast  showcasing the best bowl riders in the country  over the weekend.

Due to international travel restrictions the event still went ahead. Usually an international event bringing the top skateboarders from around the world to compete.

Keepher Wilson – kick flip indy.

This year saw the best talent Australia has to offer battle it out in the heat for victory. 

Bowlzilla founder –  Chad Ford was unable to attend due to being overseas but had organised the event remotely with great success.

Indiana Banard – Rock n Slide.

“The amount of Australian skateboard talent was world class” – and was confident the event would be a success despite international competitors.

Harvey – 540 in the deep.

Kieran Woolley won the open division putting on a high velocity areal display wowing spectators and proving the Olympic Hopefull will be one to watch on the international scene in the future.

Kieran Woolley – Judo air.

Under 16 final:
1st- Jake Thatcher
2nd-Freddie Arnold
3rd- Logan Graff

Open Womans:
1st- Ruby Tree
2nd- Tanier Meyers
3rd – Poppy Olsen

Open Mens:
1st- Kieran Woolley
2nd- Marley Rae
3rd- Shaun Boucher

1st – Ian Davidson
2nd – Nick Heppenstall
3rd – Chris Enwright.