Were you one of those kids who you watched Lords of Dogtown and swore to yourself you were going to become a skateboarding superstar, the next Jay Adams? If you're one of the committed ones who actually bought yourself a board and taught yourself to skate, now's your time to show off your skills — and if you never made it past a poorly executed kickflip, you're of course still invited to come along and take it all in.
The annual Australian Bowl-Riding Championships are back and set to take place at Empire Park on Newcastle's famous Bar Beach. The first true national competition for any skateboarding discipline, the championships showcase the best riders of all ages from around the country.
You can catch skating's best women battle it out in the ladies comp, best dudes in the pros and masters comps and best juniors in the under 16s comp. It's a spectacular weekend for competitors and spectators alike, so get on down and watch the battle of the boards to see who will be crowned the kings and queens of the bowl.
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