Flyer artwork by Jay Cronin.
Wheelbase Magazine is stoked to be the official media partner yet again for the 3rd annual Bayou Battle in Houston, Texas on January 8-10th. We suggest starting your 2016 off with some serious skateboarding action by joining us and the hundreds of skaters and spectators who will be attending this year’s garage race bonanza and three-day skate festival presented by Carve Skateshop and hosted by Team NoBull. Did we mention that there’s a 7,000 Prize Purse!!!?!!!
What started as a small local event, has turned into a 3-day skate event that has become a must-shred for skaters and crews of the skate-everything-persuasion worldwide. The Bayou Battle is focused on getting more women involved in the event this year (thumbs all the way up!) and there are already over 30 confirmed women to include the Girls Gone Fast crew. On the heels of the 2015 event, which shattered records for attendance, stoke, and fun, the 2016 Battle will continue its tradition of radical skateboarding and good times. The Bayou Battle is unique in the scene given its inclusive nature which combines a range of riding styles, terrain, techniques, and equipment. The Bayou Battle’s main event is a full-contact garage race in the center of downtown Houston at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts and promises to be as Louis Pilloni said, “like wrestling downhill!”. The title sponsors for this year’s event are Jenni’s Noodle House & Landyatchtz.
Peep last year’s video recap (full photo recap HERE):
BAYOU BATTLE, 2016 EVENT SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8th
All Day – Check In – Carve Skateshop
2 pm – LDP Race – Galveston Seawall
Please pre-register at www.BayouBattle.com; You must be registered prior to this race!
2 – 7 pm – North Houston Skatepark
This is the largest skate park in the United States!
Come through as you are able! The Houston community will be around until the park closes.
Get directions to North Houston Skatepark here.
9 – 12 pm Out Of Towner’s Dinner / LDP Awards Ceremony Jenni’s Noodle House
Get directions to Jenni’s Noodle House here.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9th
12 pm – 3 pm – Qualifications – for all racers at Hobby Center Garage
7 – 11 pm – Main Event – Hobby Center Garage
Please pre-register at www.BayouBattle.com; You must be registered prior to racing!
12 am till you ain’t got nothin’ left – After Party – Location TBA
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10th
1 pm – Garage Race Awards Ceremony – EZ-7 Ditch
2 – 5 pm – EZ-7 Ditch Jam
We’re gonna jam this ditch! Good times with the homies!
Get directions to Watonga skate park (“EZ-7 Ditch”) here.
Pre-register online at:
For additional information & details on the race please visit: www.BayouBattle.com
To contact race organizer Greg Noble (of Team NoBull): firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact Scotty Sheridan (Owner of Carve Skateshop) for general info: (713) 868-0028
For information regarding the IDSA: www.theidsa.org
And for quick updates hit up the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1626716100902677/
And lastly, thus far we’ve got this list of racers & stoke-masters rumored to be attending this kick-ass event:
- Liam Morgan
- Anna O’Neill
- Rachel Rayne
- Brian Cortright
- Louis Pilloni
- James Kelly
- Billy Meiners
- Zac Maytum
- Riley Harris
Have we mentioned you should pre-register at the Bayou Battle website?