Concrete kings to soar in top comp

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

Australia’s top skaters will rip it up at the Busselton Skate Park on Saturday for the national King of Concrete bowl competition.

Event organiser and former pro skater Renton Millar said he was looking forward to bringing the competition back to Busselton for the third year.

“We hold King of Concrete in only the best skate parks and Busselton is one of them,” he said.

“The people are really cool and it’s a great skate scene, so it should be a lot of fun.”

The competition — which is broken into open, masters, women’s, 16 and under and 12 and under categories — will see competitors show off their speed and technical abilities.

The top six or eight skaters will compete in the bowl finals, battling for $4500 prize money, while the highest-placed skater in the street jam will win a place in the Australian Skateboarding Federation Australian Championships in New South Wales on April 28.

Millar said the event attracted a “mad line-up” of local, State and national talent including Zepp Heyes, George Richards, Brendan Cross and Noah Fuzi. “The competition side of things is maturing in WA,” he said.

“King of Concrete was made to be a stepping stone between flat-out pro competitions and local competitions.

“It’s cool to see WA kids rip it up. .. every time we come back we see kids getting better and better.”

A Street Line Contest will also take place on the stairs at the skate park from 5pm on Friday, March 23, before King of Concrete kicks off from 11am on Saturday, March 24.

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