Thats a Wrap!
Thats a wrap on the Skateboarding at Rumble 2020!
Firstly thank you to everyone who came and supported the 2020 Rumble on the Reef.
We cannot thank you enough for supporting the event during this hectic year we have all had.
We had over 150 competitors over the week, and appreciate all of you coming, and everyone from the development programs coming along and joining in.
This event has been the most difficult experience to deliver to date, with lockdowns, borders closing, a recession, product shortages of skateboarding equipment in Australia, and having to develop Covid Safe plans which have never been done before.
An enormous amount of hours working with 5 different government departments to develop the event to a level it was safe to happen is nothing short of a miracle.
The team has worked tirelessly up to and during the event, with all new protocols and extra obligations to do with the current pandemic.
We had a number of challenges outside of the covid regulations, with key judges being unavailable due to border closures, product shortages and timeframes for approvals taking longer than expected.
This event was of utmost importance for skateboarding, as our learnings and plan have built a framework, on which we can send a covid plan for skateboarding events to other organisers around the world, and help them be able to resume skateboarding events sooner rather than later.
Seeing everyone happy and united made all the work worthwhile.
We would like to thank all of our partners for coming together and making this happen.
Mackay Regional Council, Tourism and events Queensland, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, BHP, Fulton Hogan, Flipside Skate,Yeah Brah bearings, Full Circle Distribution, Meanie Skateboards, FSC, Vow Skateboards, Sarina Community Bendigo Bank, Seabreeze Hotel, Mcguires Hotel, Slocoach, Red Lotus, Ergon Energy Network, Coffee Skateboards, Skate Connection, Pirate Life Brewing, Kids Helpline, Childhood Cancer Support, Kennards Hire & Tangaroa Blue.
Results for the Competition are below.
ASF Street Skateboarding Championships
Moneybowl Bowlriding Championships
Game of Skate
We are proud of our indigenous brothers for hosting a demonstration to celebrate the year of indigenous tourism. They are great leaders in our community and we couldn't be more stoked with how they displayed themselves.
Thank you to Tommy Fynn and Dennis Durrant, who made the effort to come up and support Australian Skateboarding, the young skateboarders coming through, and fill the void of the internationals who were unable to travel.You are both diamonds in the skateboarding community, and we are lucky to have you.
We will be starting on next years event in a few weeks, and here is our vision for future investment:
1. Expand the bowl competition to grow to the same size prize money as the street championships.
2. Grow the prize money in both disciplines to attract international visitors to compete.
3. Invest in additional staff to assist in managing the event and improve the experience.
4. Create a global Livestream.
Our Partner Tourism and Events Queensland are completing a survey on the event, we would love it if you could complete it, and give us a high five on it if you would like to see the event grow and improve.
Link to the Survey is below:
Thank you to all and Much love!
Safe travels on your Journey.