King of Concrete skate competition debuts in Kwinana

Jon Cahill - third place, Open Bowl.
Photo credit: Remi Pauleau Photography
Jon Cahill - third place, Open Bowl. Photo credit: Remi Pauleau Photography

SKATEBOARDERS and spectators converged on Kwinana’s Edge Skatepark on Saturday for the first local King Of Concrete Skateboard competition.

King of Concrete hosts events across Australia and will attract professional skateboarders in Busselton this weekend.

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Taking top spot in the Open Bowl division was Zepp Heyes, from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, with smooth lines, long backside smith grinds and frontside airs.

Isi Campbell from Denmark took out the women’s section with fast grinds and big airs.

Josh Birtwhistle will now travel to the Central Coast of New South Wales in April to compete against skateboarders from all over Australia, as a top qualifier to the Australian Skateboarding Federation Championships of Street Skating.

Event organiser and former pro skateboarder Renton Millar said he was thrilled about the event’s success.

Jedd MCKenzie. Photo: Luke Baker.

“The key thing for a great skate contest is the facility, and the skaters love this one,” he said.

“Its bowl is one of the funnest in Australia, and the Street Course has everything that you need for next level modern street skating.”

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