The inaugural Concrete Waves Invitational has come to an end, and we are still buzzing with excitement over all the incredible moments we experienced last weekend!
Despite waking up on Saturday morning to a sky shrouded in clouds and the threat of scattered storms throughout the day, our determination prevailed. Armed with our towels and squeegees, we made our way to Croudace Bay Skatepark, ready to face whatever weather challenges lay ahead. Against all odds, the skies cleared, and the sun graced us with its presence throughout the day. With this stroke of luck, we officially kicked off CWI and were delighted with some incredible roller skating action!
We are thrilled to announce the final results as follows:
1st Place: Tia Pitman
2nd Place: Crooks
3rd Place: Pat Cummins
4th Place: Garry Manfroid
5th Place: Vashti Rufus-Wilson
A huge congratulations to the winners and all the skaters who amazed us with their exceptional skills!
We extend our immense gratitude to our valued sponsors, without whom this event would not have been possible. THANK YOU: Lake Macquarie City Council, Let's Surf Lake Mac, Better Bearings, Brunny Hardcore, Last Supper, Chuffed Skates, IQWT, Big Mood, S1 Helmets, World of Wheelcraft, Aisle6ix and Patinia!
Another big thank you goes out to our judges Chitty, Caro and Indi for taking on the most challenging task, and to our MCs Emerald and Keeks for keeping everyone energised throughout the day. And, of course, a heartfelt thanks to everyone who came to cheer on, making the first Concrete Waves Invitational an unforgettable success!
Did you catch the crowd dress ups!? Congrats to the Best Dressed winner Brian Nagle!
For a glimpse of the action, check out the fantastic images captured by Mark Zouroudis and Maddi Kenny.
Judge Chitty says 'Send it!' (left) ; Tia Pitman (right)
Pat Cummins (left) ; Greta O Donoghue (right)
Garry Manfroid (left); Vashti Rufus-Wilson (right)
Ivy Bates (left); Ruby Pilgrim (right)
Bread Taylor (left) ; Kiowa Sioux (right)
Mouse Nagle (left) ; Rib Day (right)
Cooper King (left) ; Paige Hampson (right)
Spag Mikkelsen (left) ; Lexi Elliott (right)
Tia Pitman (left) ; Spoon Knight (right)
Kyllah Henry (left) ; Crooks (right)
Sasha Berg (left) ; Zoe Ramsden (right)
Maddy Jones (left) ; Beans Michalkowski (right)
Curly McAlpine (left) ; Eira Jones (right)
We hope everyone had as much fun as we did... and we hope to see you there next year! 👀