THE QUIKSILVER BOWLRIDERS GOES TO MALMO, SWEDEN
NEW BOWLRIDERS QUALIFICATION SERIES TO GRANT WILD CARDS FOR THE FINAL EVENT FROM MAY 19-21, 2006.
(Huntington Beach, CA) April 15, 2006 — Quiksilver, a division of Quiksilver Inc. (www.quiksilver.com) and the world’s leader in boardriding lifestyle and culture, announced that Malm, Sweden will be the new host city for the Quiksilver Bowlriders 2006, taking place May 19–21, 2006.
After six memorable years in Marseille, Quiksilver has taken the decision to organize this years’ edition of the Bowlriders in Europe’s newest skatepark “Stapelbaddsparken” in Malm, Sweden.
Malm (270,000 inhabitants), located in the south of Sweden only 20 minutes away from Copenhagen Denmark is already well known in the skateboarding world for it’s fantastic indoor skatepark ‘Bryggeriet’.
Designed by Stefan Hauser from Oregon (USA) with the help of Malm city council, ‘Stapelbaddsparken’ is one of Europe’s largest concrete skateparks with 2,500 square meters of surface. ”I’m very happy to be a part of this project. I’ve been given a lot of freedom. Together with the local skaters, we have created a unique and creative design. This skatepark is one-of-a-kind and skateboarders will travel from around the world just to skate in Malm,” Hauser said.
This year and for the first time ever, Quiksilver will run the Quiksilver Bowlriders Qualification Series throughout Europe, Australia and the USA to discover the best bowlriders and give them a chance to go head-to-head with the world’s best. The winner of each series will win an all expense paid trip to Malm to compete in the final event with the world’s best invited skateboarders.
Quiksilver Bowlriders Qualifcations Series
April 15 Malm SWEDEN
April 22 Burnley UK
April 23 Port Angeles USA
April 26 Kortijik BELGIUM
April 29 Amsterdam HOLLAND
April 29 Lisbon PORTUGAL
April 29 Frankston AUSTRALIA
May 1 Berlin GERMANY
May 6 Prague CZECH REPUBLIC
May 6 Bregenz AUSTRIA
May 8 Marseille FRANCE
May 13 Lugano SWITZERLAND
May 13 Barcelona SPAIN
QUIKSILVER BOWLRIDERS- FINAL EVENT
May 19 – 21 Malm SWEDEN.
Quiksilver Europe Marketing director, Garry Wall said: “Quiksilver is happy to see the Quiksilver Bowlriders evolve and grow. Creating the Quiksilver Bowlriders Qualifications series is a result of Quiksilver’s commitment to skateboarding: to be inclusive and to discover new talent. A tour throughtout the best bowls in Europe inherently requires a final event in an innovative skatepark where the best bowlriders in the world can put on an awesome performance; Malm is just perfect for that.”
About the Quiksilver Bowlriders
Ever since the creation of the Quiksilver Bowlriders in 1999, the concept and format has pulled together the world’s elite of concrete warriors. Following six great years in Marseille, Quiksilver has decided to hold the event in another place of reference in Europe in order to give it a new dimension. Several options were considered but “Stapelbaddsparken” in Malm was the final choice.