Airborne skaters bring RUKKUS to Mullumbimby


It was on for young and old alike at Mullum’s RUKKUS 2017 on sunny and fine Sunday July 16.

More than a hundred skateboard riders and spectators  turned out at the Mullumbimby skate park two weeks ago for the latest instalment of the region’s skate competitions RUKKUS 2017.
The young riders were particularly keen, ready and determined to show off the new tricks they’ve been working on since the region’s last skate comp, Battle @ Bruns, in April, Berri Drum from the Byron Youth Service said.

BYS put on a free barbecue with food donated by  generous local businesses such as Byron Bay Pork & Meats, Mullumbimby IGA and Mullum Hot Bread.

The event was hosted by BYS in collaboration with Byron Skateboard School and funded by Byron Shire Council.

Age-group winners received prizes donated by sponsors Stash House, Truckstop, Skull Candy and G Spot.

‘The support from community, families and volunteers is what has made the event possible,’ Berri said.

‘With the resurgence of skateboarding among the next generation of youth we’re seeing a cross-generational family sport’.


Girls: Ashleigh Hill, Chloe Covell and Amy Stephens.
U/8 Boys: Oscar Southerden, Jake Thatcher and Ryder Johnson.
U/12s Boys: Josh Godword, Sumanyu Black and    Nakula Boag.
U/16s Boys: Bailey Ryan, Riley McComb and Charlie Holland.
Open: Isaac Roxburgh, Michael Mitchell, Sam Windhorst
Keep an eye on for future skate comps and other youth events.

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