The world’s best concrete warriors return to Malmö
From June 7-10th Europe’s biggest concrete skate park will play host to the world’s best skateboarders. The Quiksilver Bowlriders is a World Cup Skateboarding (WCS) competition that will be held at the ‘Stapelbaddsparken’ in Malmö, Sweden.
Since its creation in Marseille 1999, The Quiksilver Bowlriders has forged international recognition with the world’s elite skateboarders with its innovative format and remarkable hospitality. The top seeded world cup ranked skateboarders will be on guard to maintain their positions against the next generation of national heroes.
Daniel Cardone (IT), Rune Glifberg (DMK), Alain Goikotxea (SP), Omar Hassan (USA), Chris Senn (USA), Benji Gallaway (USA), Javier Mendizabal (SP), and Ross McGouran (UK) – to name a few – will face thirteen wildcards from around the world, that have earned the chance to prove themselves amongst the world’s elite.
The ‘Lucky Thirteen’ Bowlrider Qualification Series has now been completed, with the winner of each National Bowlrider qualification competition being invited to the prestigious final in Malmö. National heroes from all over Europe have earnt their place in the final, and a shot to take home a part of the 35000€ prize money.
NEW FOR 2007
Quiksilver invites the stars from the past to come and express themselves in a ‘free for all’ style session. A demonstration from the legends of skateboarding, “The Masters session”. Quiksilver also invites the fourteen and under generation to display the future of the sport and inspire the world . A preview of tomorrow’s talents.
THE SKATE PARK
The skatepark in Malmö is one of Europe’s largest, with a surface area of 2,500 square metres.
Stefan Hauser from the USA designed it: “I’m very happy to have been a part of this project,” he said. “I was given a lot of freedom, and together with the local skaters, we were able to come up with a unique and creative design. This skatepark is one of a kind, skateboarders will come to Malmö from all over the world to try it out”. Stapelbaddsparken offers “an infinite choice of moves and lines,” says Patrik Evander, skater and local hero. With its sweeping concrete shapes and bowls, it’s a veritable work of art. In this urban artistic creation, the competitors will have to take it to the limit and beyond. Malmö’s demanding skatepark is a radical, technical and pioneering masterpiece, that requires total commitment.