A skateboarder in black clothes grinds along a rail at a skate park at night.

Published on 12 January 2024

Are you ready to Rumble?

The first stop of the national BMD Rumble pro skateboarding tour heads to Christie Downs on 19–20 January, offering local skateboarders the chance to mix it with some of the country’s best.

It’s the second year the City of Onkaparinga will host the family friendly BMD Southern Rumble at the Niipu-niipu Wama/Morton Park skate park, after the council hosted the first national-level competition to be held in SA last year.

The action starts on Friday 19 January (1–8pm) with the junior event as the nine-and-under, 12-and-under and Rumble Academy (13–16-year-olds) street skaters battle it out for the crown of BMD Southern Rumble champ. The top two winners from the 16-and-under earn a place into the open competition.

Then, on Saturday 20 January (1–8pm), the open men and women take to the park to see who’ll come out on top.

Entry to spectators is free and there’ll be food and drink available during the program.

Qualifying competition starts in the early afternoon, with the best of the competitors coming through to the finals in the evening from 6pm. A number of the competitors will be coming straight off the back of the world championships, giving Onkaparinga skateboarders a chance to test themselves against some of the world’s best.

The BMD Southern Rumble comes hot on the heels of the Onkaparinga Youth-supported Mv2 Adl Cup in November, and Morton Mash Up community event last month, which included skateboarding, basketball and parkour coaching; an aerosol art display, live music, a sausage sizzle and more.

About the BMD Rumble Pro Tour

The BMD Rumble events feature a range of skateboarding competitions, including amateur and professional categories, showcasing the skills of both local and national skateboarders. The events often attract a diverse audience of spectators and participants, creating a vibrant and energetic atmosphere.

Skateboarding disciplines showcased in the BMD Rumble events include street skating in both traditional competition formats, and fast-paced cash grabs.

The events are not only about competition, but also serve as platforms for fostering a sense of community among skateboarders, providing opportunities for networking, sharing techniques, and celebrating the skateboarding culture.

The BMD Rumble events often feature music, food stalls, merchandise booths, and other activities, creating an overall festival-like experience that appeals to both skateboarding enthusiasts and the general public.