Dunedin skateboarder Patrick Wybrow practises in downtown
Dunedin before competing at a rooftop skating competition
in Christchurch. Photo by Stephen Jaquiery.
The best skateboarders in Dunedin will get technical on
the rooftop of Northland Mall in Christchurch today.
Dunedin skateboarder Patrick Wybrow (17) said 20
skateboarders were picked to compete on rooftops in
Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland at the Zon of the Lines
Skateboard Invitational Series for a share of $10,000 in
"I've never see that much prize money before."
The Dunedin-born skateboarder said he would be competing in
Christchurch with fellow Dunedin residents Hootie Andrews,
Niwa Warner, Leighton Kemp, Andrew Pope and wildcard entry
The winners of the Christchurch and Wellington events would
join Auckland's top 20 skateboarders and two more wildcard
entrants for the grand final, Patrick said.
The King's High School pupil started skateboarding about five
years ago and practised about 30 hours a week.
Each rooftop would have a custom-crafted course that included
street-inspired obstacles, like a picnic table, a flat bar
and a wheelchair ramp, but he had not preplanned any tricks
for his heat, he said.
"Just whatever comes to mind at the time."