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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Basic Bowl BBQ XVI

Basic Bowl, Huntington Beach, pool riding, bowl riding, Basic Bowl BBQ XVI
They look like lil' kids until you see them shredding in the Basic Bowl...
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The Basic Bowl BBQ is an event that has been going on for 16 years now and some say that it’s a kind of prelude to the Vans Protec Pool Party. Only one month apart (Basic Bowl is April 23rd and Protec Pool Party is May 21st), those two gatherings bring permanent OC shredders as well as guests from Florida, Northern California and even the rest of the world. Can those two events really be considered as contests? Believe me, It's not always important who wins and lose as long as the fun is there… The closeness of the two events helps skaters tune up their skills and assess the progression of the others before the big Vans show (especially now that it’s live on Fuel.TV).

Basic Bowl, Huntington Beach, pool riding, bowl riding, Basic Bowl BBQ XVI
Did I said clever or clover shaped?... Photo Basic Bowl
The Basic Bowl BBQ is always a great event and kicks off the contest season in Southern California. There’s always lots of Barbeque treats, skin deep tattoo collectors, amazing vert skating and some and odd, loud and enjoyable music to help with the beer consumption.

The Basic Bowl is shaped like a big three-leave clover. The odd thing is that one side of the pool (x’cuse me –the bowl) is emerging from the ground while the other side is at ground level. The bowl itself was built about 18 Yrs ago in a backyard settings (thanks to DIY grease) and has seen many pros, ams, groms and girls skateboarding contests.

So, if you are around Huntington Beach this week-end (April 23rd), drop by, say hello and watch pros and amateurs alike clash for money and prizes in this all pool (x’cuse me –bowl) event!

If you can’t be there, check out Juice Magazine’s photos from 2008 and Concrete Disciples 2009 contest coverage and see what you’re missing out on!


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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Wednesday, April 20, 2011 


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