Dunedin skateboarder PJ Wybrow gets some air during the
Otago Regional Skateboarding Competition at Thomas Burns
skate park, in Dunedin. Photo by Chris Stephenson.
Spectators were treated to a selection of death-defying
tricks and stunts by some of the region's top skateboarders
competing at the Otago Regional Skateboarding Competition in
Dunedin on Saturday.
There were plenty of backsides, frontsides, caballerials, FS
540s, kickflips, ollies, carving and grinding on display at
Thomas Burns skate park, but competition organiser Andrew
Prouse said the best trick of the day was by open men's
winner PJ Wybrow (18), who completed a frontside flip.
''It's quite a difficult trick - especially when it's done
over the top of the pyramid, which is what PJ did.
''He was definitely the standout competitor of the day,
that's for sure.''
Mr Prouse said 25 entrants this year vied for qualification
for the New Zealand national finals. Each competitor had two
one-minute runs to display their skills, which were judged on
style, consistency and difficulty.
While the number of entrants had remained steady over the
past decade, Mr Prouse was pleased to see a growing number of
Results: Open men's: PJ Wybrow (1), Jason McCunn (2), Hamish
Morgan (3); 16 and under: Niwa Warner (1), Daniel Bridgman
(2), Roscoe Moore (3); 13 and under: Scott Thomas (1), Kayden
Reardon (2), Charlie Hurley (3).