SbA Dew Series Finals Wrap up

March 26, 2009

Australia’s best junior skateboarders wow big crowds at the SbA Dew Series Finals.

AUSTRALIA’S brightest new stars in skateboarding lined up at Monster Skate Park in Sydney, on Saturday for the Finals of The SbA Dew Series presented by SKATE 2. The event is Australia’s premier Junior skateboarding competition and drew big crowds as the nations best juniors battled it out for the titles.

The 14 years and under boys launched a full day of competition and they certainly weren’t shy in showing the crowds what they’ve got. The youngsters pushed themselves with some ambitious displays on the 1000 square meter indoor street course. In the end it was pint sized sydney sider Ryan Bowen, who had the goods to secure first place after linking some clean combinations throughout the course.

Next up were the 17 years and under Girls, with a small but elite selection of Australia’s most exciting female skateboarders. South Australia  was well represented by young Maddison Harris and it was fellow Adelaide teen, Jenifer Oaks who took out the division. Oaks put on a dynamic display of riding and ended with some gutsy attempts over the 6-set.

The 17 years and under Boys division put on an exciting final and it was here that the West Australian skaters really shon. This was the first year that Skateboarding Australia held trials in Perth and a large contingent of riders and their families made the long trip over. Perth teenager, Joshua McMurry revved up the crowd with an awesome display across the course. Although the competition was tight, McMurry managed to snatch himself the title and was a definite crowd favourite.

Australia’s best sponsored juniors were up for the last final of the day. There was a broad section of riders competing, the youngest at just seven years of age. The favourite coming in was 15 year old Kieran Rielly. Just coming off a win at the Mountain Dew Battle for Supremacy late last year, the Kempsey teen had been setting a buzz in the lead up.

Sydney’s Ryder Lawson put on a mighty challenge throughout the finals and showed himself as a talent to watch. However it was Reilly who came through again in the end to snatch a tight victory over Lawson, for the title of Australia’s best sponsored junior skateboarder.

This is now the third year running for the Sba Dew Series and was the biggest event yet. Although competition was tough the sportsmanship and camaraderie between the kids, proved that Skateboarding is paving a positive path for Australia’s youth.

Photos and full placings from the day will be available soon on the SbA Dew Series Finals page

SbA Dew Series Final to decide Australia’s best Junior Skateboarders.

March 13, 2009

SbA Dew Series Final to decide Australia’s best Junior Skateboarders.
The Autumn leaves have started to turn a crisp brown which can only mean one thing – Summer has come to
an end and bringing with it the final event on Australia’s biggest Junior Skateboarding competition tour –
the SbA Dew Series!
Taking place over the 2008/2009 summer school holidays, the SbA Dew Series presented by SKATE 2 is
the only skateboarding event series of its kind in Australia and is an important pathway for talented
juniors making their way towards a professional career in the sport.
The series has called together junior skateboarding talents aged 17 years and under to compete on a sevenstop
competition series in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and South
Competition was drawn up into 4 divisions including 14 years and under Boys, 17 years and under Girls,
17 years and under Boys and 17 years and under Sponsored Boys. With up to 100 talented young
juniors competing at each event in the SbA Dew Series, it was never an easy feat to progress through each
of the state competions.
We are now looking ahead to the Series final on Saturday March 21st at the Monster Skate Park in
Sydney. The top six from each divsion in each state will head to Homebush in Sydney to compete over a full
day of competition to decide the best Australian junior Skateboarder.
SbA Project Manager, Glenn Walker has been proud to watch the series unfold and comments, “SbA is
pleased to allow young skateboarders new event opportunities and to experience a competition series with
their peers in a professionally managed environment.”
The SbA Dew series final event kicks off with an open Jam and warm up session on Friday March 20th
featuring live entertainment on and off the ramps and the action wraps up Saturday night with a special
appearance by one of the world’s best Skateboarders to help congratulate the kids.

SBA Dew Series Sydney Final Flyer

SbA Dew Series STOP 6 – Adelaide, SA

March 13, 2009


SbA Dew Series STOP 6 – Adelaide, SA

Stop 6 of the SbA Dew Series presented by SKATE 2 landed in the biggest city based skate park in the country. Adelaide City Skate Park situated on North Terrace in the CBD played host to the South Australian leg of the tour. The City Park is an amazing breading ground to great Australian talent, mainly due to the parks huge array variety and size some of which includes Bowls, Ledges, Hubbas, Manual Pads & 10 stair.


Monkey (Daniel Cenneraizzo) Going Ape Down the 9 Stair

The massive size of the park and obstacles could have proved very daunting for the smaller grommets in the 14’s & Under Division but they all had a solid crack at qualifying for the Dew Series Final in Sydney. 2008 champion Cailean Holland (Birkenhead, SA) was again the kid to beat with a sweet display of skills throughout the days landing almost all attempts down the 9 stair including a Crail down the 9. Andy Nicholls (Evanstone Park, SA) showed a liking to the 9 stair with a huge 180 down them first go and eventually kick flipped it to flat. The Remaining finalist Tim, Jay, Jawden & Connor all skated well in the heats but couldn’t lock it all in during the final.

14’s and Under

1st Place – Cailean Holland

2nd Place – Andy Nicholls

3rd Place – Tim Griffiths

4th Place – Jay Runciman

5th Place – Jawden Doviak

6th Place – Connor Bartle


Boardslide Down the 10 Stair

The 17’s & Under Boys Final included eight after a hard round of qualifying which include a good number of older riders. This one was super close throughout and had a feverish pace to it, Brett Young (Golden Grove, SA) managed first place just edging out Daniel Cenneriazzo (Gilles Plains, SA), Josh Morrell (Kiohan Park, SA) & Dylan Ravet (Modbury Heights, SA). Brett destroyed the 9 stair all day racking up a huge variety of tricks which included backside blunt, back 50-50, switch kick flip and a nice front 5-0 down the rail.

Daniel rolled away from a back 50-50 and back 5-0 down the ledge. Josh blew up with a front nose grind and a front board down the rail. It was defiantly the best 17’s final seen to date in the country. The Adelaide boys will be out for a similar display at the Monster Final.

17 and Under

1st Place – Brett Young

2nd Place – Daniel Cenneriazzo

3rd Place -Josh Morrell

4th Place – Dylan Ravet

5th Place – Angus Thomas

6th Place – Liam Custance

The South Australian round say three outstanding skaters in Jennifer, Maddison & Cel. The girls all had huge smiles on their faces at the end of the round with Jennifer taking first spot again in 2009. Jen ollied the 9 stair along with a no comply out of the quarter. Madison had her bowl skills on dial and thru down some 180 hand-plants in the deep end.


1st Place – Jennifer Oakes

2nd Place – Madison Hay

3rd Place – Celestina Dona


Brett Young – 5-0 Down the 9 Stair

Four sponsored riders hung around in the scorching hot conditions to wrap the day up. The 10 minute jam kept the good vibe and crowd entertained late in the afternoon. Justin Edwards (Pt Noarlunga South, SA) & Tyler Czora (Clare, SA) were the guys the beat showing the can match it with the other qualified finalist from around the country.

Justin was killing the session, smoking some back lip nollie 5050 down the ten stair rail. Tyler took on the 9 stair with a smooth nose blunt and back 5050 on the legde.


1st Place – Justin Edwards

2nd Place – Tyler Czora

3rd Place – Henry Harding

4th Place – Jacob Hendryx


Rail Attack Down The 10 Stair

A huge thanks need to go out to all the young skaters that entered and travelled a long way to be involved in the event. Thanks also need to go to the Adelaide City Council Staff & Volunteers, Daily Grind for their great support of skateboarding in South Australia. A huge cheers also needs to go to the series sponsors that managed to make the days of many young skaters- Mountain Dew, SKATE 2, KR3W, Supra, Bern, Sabre, Kewday & Bico Thank you.

Stay tuned to the Media Centre for all the images and we hope to see all the South Australian finalists out at the Monster Skate Park for the National Final on the 21st of March.

SBA Dew Series – Stop 2 Tassie

January 23, 2009

SbA Dew Series presented by SKATE 2 – Hobart
Tropical Island Style
Round two of the 2008/09 SbA Dew Series landed in the apple isle over the weekend (January 10th), with Hobart putting on perfect skate conditions for all to enjoy.
For the second straight year the Taswegian junior skate crew returned to the Hobart EC Skatepark.  Thanks to the great support from Jimmy at Jimmy Street & Skate along with the team from Hobart Council (Youth Division) we had more than double the numbers from the previous year with a quarter of the field traveling the distance from Launceston to be involved.
The mix of fresh face made life tough for defending 14’s & Under Boys champion and Hobart local Ben Priseman . Particular cause from concern was the pint sized Cody Walters who made the 2 hour journey south from Laun. Cody may have been small in stature but he quickly showed he was a contender with an Ollie fresh off the bat down the 8 set.
Slow to start was the defending champion but he soon awoke from his slumber his some strong support from his local posse. Ben signaled he was alive and well with a Blunt Big Spin In on the quarter and few smooth attacks on the feature rail. Other mentions need to go to Mark Rosendale, Luke Russell & Dylan Giffard who all showed they weren’t far of the mark.
Let’s hope we see a return battle with all the 14’s for the National Final in Sydney.
SBA Hobart 01
14’s & Under Finalists
A step up size and still was the order for the 17’s & Under with familiar faces destroying the rail during the final. 2008 finalist Josh O’Brian Brad Jones, Cale Hodson, Nick Simpson all make the 2009 final along with Sean Wright & Peter Kokavesis.
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Peter Kokavesis
The jam session to conclude the final was of a frantic pace, dividing the winner from 6th was a massive Kick Flip Suski Grind on the rail by Brad Jones. Brad on better his place in 2008 by taking the win from Cale Hodson and Launceston skater Peter Kokavesis. It was by far the best 17’s and Under final seen around the country in a long time.
SBA Hobart 03

17’s & Under Boys Finalists
Sole female representative and outride champion was Torri Paton. Torri showed that she wouldn’t have been far out of place in the boys division with some sweet Ollie to flat from the centre ski ramp and a smooth looking run in the bowl section of the park.
We really hope T makes the trip to Sydney as she will go very close to landing top spot in the country.
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17’s & Under Winner – Torri Paton

Three was the number in the Sponsored division Christian Reiper, Levi Adams, Josh Smith all layed down the local law by smashing the local lines and show the crowd why they get free shyte. The ever so casual Christian was the repeat winner in again 09, never stepping off all day and a combination of tricks on lock was the difference. The punters could have watched his Front Blunts all day
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17’s & Under Sponsored

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Christian Reiper getting the judges attention – Blunt on the table extension
A huge thanks need to go out to all the young skaters that entered and travelled a long way to be involved in the event. Thanks also need to go to Hobart City Council and Jimmy’s Street & Skate for their great support of skateboarding in Hobart. A huge cheers also needs to go to the series sponsors that managed to make the days of many young skaters-  Mountain Dew, SKATE 2, KR3W, Supra, Bern, Sabre, Kewday & Bico Thank you.

Stay tuned to the Media Centre for all the images and we hope to see all the Tasmanian finalists out at the Monster Skate Park for the National Final on the 21st of March.
Till then have a great Australia Day and we hope to see you in Sydney!!!

SbA Dew Series presented by SKATE 2 – Central Coast

December 18, 2008


Stop one of the 2008/09 SbA Dew Series landed on the Central Coast of NSW over the weekend, but anyone would have mistaken the location as Melbourne with the crazy weather that greeted us.

The signs looked ominous with torrential rain all day Friday and showers early on the morning of the event. Nevertheless kids from all over NSW made the trek to Umina to be a part of the action.

The 14’s & Under Boys started the show with some solid skating early. Crowd favorites and the youngest shredders in the division Lachlan Rivers (6 years old) & Oscar Cotterill (8 Years Old) showed you’re never too young to compete.


14’s & Under Heats Firing Up

However it was a contest between three in the end with John Jeffery travelling up from the South Coast (Moruya NSW) to edge out Bodhi King & Jamey Foxton. John’s consistency and creative lines proving the tonic for a first up win.


John Jeffery – Kick Flip – 14’s & Under Boys


14’S & Under Finalists


Jamey Foxton – Boardslide 14’s & Under Boys

17’s & Under Girls was a straight out final with 2007 National Champion Nicky Carlin again proving stiff competition taking the win from new comers Beth Whitaker & Sophie Williams. It was great to see the two new faces taking to the park and ripping into it.


17’s & Under Finalists


Nicky Carlin – 17’s & Under Girls

With the sun slowly showing its face in the afternoon, the 17’s & Under Boys Division took the level skating to new heights. Umina local Daniel Sayer showed the visitors how the park should be skated; Daniel treated everyone to a view of the local lines and had his skills on lock all day. Fellow Central Coast skaters Nathan Zahra & Hayden Gregory took out second and third respectively.


Nathan Zahra 50-50 – 17’s & Under Boys


17’s & Under Finalists

A thousand and one Mountain Dews later and with a sweltering northerly kicking up 40KM/Hour winds the 17’s & Under Sponsored Division took to the Umina Park with little regard of their bodies. A warm up session on the centre ledge had the grommets frothing for some bigger hammers.


Ryder Lawson – 17’s & Under Sponsored

Competition veterans Steve Adam, Ryder Lawson & Jeremiah Adele starting blowing up with backside 5’s, front crooks and board slides down the centre ledge. Jeremiah’s attempt at a huge frontside air over the rock garden ended with him snapping his deck and him signing off for the day.

For the first time in a long time Ryder was unable to lift the first placed winner’s trophy, he managed a 3rd placing with Jeremiah coming 2nd and Shellharbour ripper Steve Adam taking the win. Steve’s attack on the whole pack was super clean and he also managed landing everything in sight.


A huge thanks need to go out to all the young skaters that entered and travelled a long way to be involved in the event. Thanks also need to go Gosford City Council & Wyong Shire Council for their great support of skateboarding. A huge cheers also needs to go to the series sponsors that managed to make the days of many young skaters- Mountain Dew, SKATE 2, KR3W, Supra, Bern, Sabre, Kewday & Bico — Thank you.


Stay tuned for more from the Hobart Skate Park on the 10th of January.

Till then Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

SBA Summer Skate Series Finals in Sydney 07/08

December 8, 2008