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Awadh Mohamed is the big winner of the final of the Hawk European Tour.
Weather-wise, things got off to a very poor start: big black clouds, showers of rain etc.
At 11:30, after the press conference which took place in La Barre in Anglet, the decision was taken to relocate the event to the indoor skatepark in Biarritz.
At 2pm, before the final began, the general public were invited to an autograph signing by Tony Hawk !!! The crowds rushed in to get their skateboards, caps, posters etc. autographed by Tony Hawk himself.
We had to put back the start time of the final because the queue in the parking lot was so long.
At 3pm, Tony and his lovely wife climbed up onto the quarter pipe platform to join the judges, and then it all began:
a 15-minute “Best Line” jam, during which the winners stemming from the different European preselection stages, 5 in all, had to come up with the best series of 3 tricks in a row.
Then time for a quarter-hour break before getting back down to 15 minutes of “Best Trick”.
The public loved Benjamin Guillemot’s tailslide and lip transfers, but it was when Awadh slammed another perfect rodeoflip on the big quarter pipe that the thousand –strong crowd of spectators who had come to witness this event went wild: pure jubilation, the walls are still shaking with it…
Just after this red-hot final, the full Hawk Europe riders team put on a one-hour intensive demo, stoked by the presence of the master himself:
They covered every last corner of that skatepark, and when Tony Hawk entered on a Mac Twist, the crowd went from jubilant to plain old 1960’s Beatles concert euphoric!!!
This demo is going down history…Tony was 100% committed, with a varied range of tricks, contorted inverts like in the good old days, 360 flips and bleeding knees by the end of it all…
At the end of the day, it’s 16 year-old Londoner Awadh Mohamed, the successful rider of the Tour’s London heat and big winner at this final, who leaves with the top prize: a skateboarding trip to Los Angeles.
1-Awadh Mohammed (London-Uk)
2-Benjamin Guillemot (Nantes-France)
3-Liloye Richemont (Hossegor-France)
4-Juan Antonio Centenero Pulido (Madrid-Spain)
5-Nicola Giordano (Milan-Italy)
After the roller coaster ride of the day’s emotions, the whole team came together to celebrate at Mama Nature in Anglet. Food, DJ’s and a great atmosphere all in one place!!!
A great big thank-you goes to Tony Hawk, to all the skateparks where we were made so welcome during the Tour, to the town of Anglet, to our partners, cameraman, photographers, the riders, and to all those who participated, however and wherever, to this Tour…
Thanks to you all.
For further information: www.myspace.com/hawkeurope
The Hawk European Tour is a competition with five pre-selection stages: Hossegor (France), Nantes (France), Milan (Italy), London (Uk) and Madrid (Spain), culminating in the grand final in Anglet (France).
So, 5 skaters stemming from the 5 preselection stages (France, Spain, Italy and Uk) will battle for the prize trip to the United States. During this final the Hawk European team riders such as: Raphael Brunis, Cristian Cortizo, Werner Sandoz and many others, will judge the competition and will introduce the public to skateboarding with demos and lessons. All of this will take place in the presence of Tony HAwk himself, one of the greatest skaters of all time.
We are looking forward to Anglet (skatepark of La Barre) on 22nd August for the final.
Juan Antonio was the winner of the fifth stage of the Hawk European Tour.
Awadh Mohammed was the winner of the fourth stage of the Hawk European Tour.
Nicola Giodano (16 years old) was the winner of the third Hawk European Tour stage
Hawk tour in Barcelona
the Spanish stage will take place in Madrid,
7 July, in the "Mostoles skatepark".
For further information, please click here: "Mostoles skatepark"
An international killer skate comp was organised to celebrate the opening of Bali's new 1500m2 teak Sk8park. Chinese, American, Australian, European and Indonesian skaters fought on the 18th, 19th and 20th of May 2007. Hawk Europe Team skater, Julien Bechet was crowned winner in the street category and second in the bowl.
Congratulations Julien and Well done!
Benjamin Guillemot (17 years old) was the
winner of the second stage of the Hawk European Tour.
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The Barcelona Council did not give us permission.
This event had to take place at Macba or Para-Lel.
We shall inform you for the Spanish stage.
We are looking forward to Nantes on April 21st for the second stage of the Hawk European Tour.
Liloye Richemont was the winner of the
first stage of the Hawk European Tour.
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