Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza

The Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship kicks off it’s season on the dirt gold and amidst the mighty Redwoods of Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park.

New Zealand’s grand master of the discipline, Kelly McGarry, and his building partner, Tom Hey, designed and built one of the best slopestyle courses in the world before McGarry passed away in 2016. The event was renamed in his honour.

The Rotorua event is a special one for many reasons. Like every Crankworx Slopestyle, it is the marquee event of the festival, bringing together the elite of the discipline eager to prove themselves and start their season off with a bang.

The Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza, as well as all other events part of the quest for the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship, are broadcast LIVE on all your devices on Red Bull TV.

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Invite only based on qualification through the FMBA rules and regulations.
FMBA Qualified. Total of 14 riders + 2 alternates

  • The top 6 from the 2023 Crankworx FMBA SWC standings are guaranteed entry into all Crankworx slopestyle competitions for 2024
  • Invitations will also be issued to the next top-7 riders from the FMB World Tour Ranking as of 6 weeks prior to event start date
  • The 2023 Red Bull Rookie of the Year, will receive a wildcard invitation


  • Best score of two runs
  • The start order for run one is based on the Crankworx FMBA SWC standings, with riders appearing in reverse order
  • Run two will be done in reverse order, based on the results of the first run


Re-designed and built by Tom Hey in 2022 with inspiration taken from the best parts of Kelly McGarry’s ‘McGazza’ original course. The course sits in Skyline Rotorua Gravity Park.