Bowl On Fire 2013

A new bowl event run by skaters for skaters in idyllic France.
By Greg Poissonnier

A handful of European rippers gathered in the heart of France last week for the inaugural edition of Bowl On Fire.

Among the challengers were Frenchies Guillaume Mocquin, Vincent Matheron, Robin Bolian and Aurélien Giraud, the incredible Dannie Carlsen, from Denmark, and the Spanish shredder, Danny Leon, who unfortunately managed to hurt himself straight off the plane.

The bowl underwent a few changes for the bash - and was pimped out with a massive extension, close to a metre of vertical danger, and covered with a mural by artist Lucas Beaufort. The volcano was ready to erupt!

No runs, no jams, just a good old two-hour session at the end of which the riders themselves elected the ‘Bowl Burner’. Best line and a few best tricks were also rewarded.

After the prizes were dished out, an improvised session with a sofa used as an extension saw a load of gnarly tricks go down to close the event in style. See you next year!

Bowl Burner:
Guillaume Mocquin

Best Line:
Dannie Carlsen

Best Tricks:
Guillaume Mocquin
Vincent Matheron
Robin Bolian
Peter Boccalini
Dannie Carlsen

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Podium
Podium
Podium © Clément Le Gall
Robin Bolian - Frontside Stalefish
Robin Bolian, Frontside Stalefish
Robin Bolian - Frontside Stalefish © Clément Le Gall
Dannie Carlsen, Blunt Tre Flip to Fakie
Dannie Carlsen, Blunt Tre Flip To Fakie
Dannie Carlsen, Blunt Tre Flip to Fakie © Clément Le Gall
Stephan Boussac - Frontside Five O
Stephan Boussac, Frontside Five O
Stephan Boussac - Frontside Five O © Clément Le Gall
Robin Bolian and Danny Leon
Robin Bolian, Danny Leon
Robin Bolian and Danny Leon © Clément Le Gall
Vincent Matheron - Backside Air
Vincent Matheron, Backside Air
Vincent Matheron - Backside Air © Clément Le Gall
Jeremy Hughes - Frontside Rock N Roll
Jeremy Hughes, Frontside Rock N Roll
Jeremy Hughes - Frontside Rock N Roll © Clément Le Gall
Aurélien Giraud - Frontside Stalefish
Aurélien Giraud, Frontside Stalefish
Aurélien Giraud - Frontside Stalefish © Clément Le Gall
Robin Bolian - Frontside Nosegrind Tailgrab
Robin Bolian, Frontside Nosegrind Tailgrab
Robin Bolian - Frontside Nosegrind Tailgrab © Clément Le Gall
Danny Leon and Guillaume Mocquin
Danny Leon, Guillaume Mocquin
Danny Leon and Guillaume Mocquin © Clément Le Gall
Aurélien Giraud - Frontside Crail Air
Aurélien Giraud, Frontside Crail Air
Aurélien Giraud - Frontside Crail Air © Clément Le Gall
Bowl Burner
Bowl Burner
Bowl Burner © Clément Le Gall
Alex Serrer, Blunt Airwalk to Fakie
Alex Serrer, Blunt Airwalk to Fakie
Alex Serrer, Blunt Airwalk to Fakie © Clément Le Gall
Guillaume Mocquin - Frontside Crailslide
Guillaume Mocquin, Frontside Crailslide
Guillaume Mocquin - Frontside Crailslide © Clément Le Gall