Eastbourne Extreme 2011 (Sat 16th & Sun 17th July)
July 11, 2011
Fancy a change of skating scenery? Then why not head down to the South coast for some seaside rolling at the Eastbourne Extreme 2011 festival.
Taking place from 10am on Sat 16th and Sun 17th July, Eastbourne Extreme is one of the biggest FREE extreme sports festivals in the UK. It features a huge line up of air, land and water based outdoor pursuits as well as live bands, DJ sound systems, shops, stalls and rides.
In addition to sporting attractions such as windsurfing, zorbing, jet ski displays, BMX bike displays, land yachting, street surfing, kite buggies and kite surfing (to name just a few) there’ll be a whole range of inline / roller skate based activities including:
Roller Hockey (Pro team tournament as well as open public games)
UK Freestyle Slalom competition (part of the UK Slalom Series)
Roller High Jump competition
3 Street Skates
3 Roller Discos
Aggressive skate / Ramp competition (Professional and Open Public)
The BRIGHTON SKATE crew sends us word that they will be there to do a street skate on the Saturday (at 6pm) which will be followed by a roller disco at Eastbourne’s Redoubt (7pm to 10pm). The Redoubt is an old fortress building overlooking the sea with skating areas on two levels (the main lower floor and up on the circular turret). It’s a unique venue, and we’re told that it really adds to the atmosphere of the roller disco. http://www.flickr.com/photos/melita666/4921370899/
All skate events (including the Saturday evening Redoubt Roller Disco) are totally FREE of charge.
Eastbourne is about 60 miles drive from London (just along the coast from Brighton) and direct trains run regularly from London Victoria Station.
Facebook Event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=102313853141117
Skate Event Timetable: http://www.sk8school.co.uk/skateevents-eastbourneextreme.html
Main Eastbourne Extreme web site: http://www.visiteastbourne.com/extreme/
Serpentine Road forum discussion thread: http://www.serpentineroad.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=36939