DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS
DAVIDOFF COOL WATER LONGBOARD PRO COMPETITION BEGINS STARRING BEN SKINNER
BMX PRO QUALIFIERS & SKATE PRO PRACTICE
WATERGATE BAY MUSIC SITE OPENS – CHASE & STATUS HEADLINE
– FISTRAL BEACH / WATERGATE BAY, CORNWALL –
Thrilling sporting action continued today down at one of the most stunning festival locations, Fistral Beach, Cornwall as Day 2 of Boardmasters, comes to a close.
The UK’s biggest surf and music event once again saw big crowds gather on the beach to watch top surfing competition and around the BMX and Skate ramp.
Surf commentator Nick Williams takes us through today’s highlights from the surf at Fistral Beach:
“Drawing the end of day 3 at Boardmasters we had another brilliant day at the beach holding the Davidoff Cool Water Mens Longboard Pro in the smaller but super clean fun waves. We got through eight heats of Longboarding then moved into the Grom Masters U16 division. We managed to get through another eight heats of the Groms seeing off 4 hours of surfing competitions. We had smaller conditions due to the filling tide and had to postpone the competitions to give all our athletes a fair go for the points and prize money up for grabs.
Surfing came to an end at 3pm, we went over to the Flowrider for the competitions with eight of our top surfers set to compete. Within 30 mins, we had our winner of the Davidoff Cool Water Flow Rider final, Adam Griffiths piping Ben Skinner to take the win, a great way to finish the day at the beach.
We’re expecting a storm to push more surf in for Sunday, it could come in earlier so we know we have big surf. Ahead of that we’re here early to get going, continuing with the Sungod Women’s competition. We’ll see you early tomorrow down at the beach!”
BMX MC James Hitchcox takes us through todays BMX PRO Qualifiers:
We moved the BMX Qualifiers over to today and saw huge crowds on a slightly overcast day but this didn’t dampen the sprits of the BMXers who threw themselves higher, faster and with more ‘zeal’.
A special mention has to go to Jordan Cutts who has come out of nowhere and impressed the judges with a bar spin disaster to tail-whip in. The judges had never even heard of him, he is one to watch for the future. 13 year old Troy Haywood turned up with Mark and had the crowd on his side nailing his 1st ever double barspin air. 17 year old Jack Watts threw down to gangster rap with his signature 540 flairs, that he invented landing a well-deserved 3rd place. Arriving late and with only two practice runs in typical style Mark Webb rode consistently well and smashed out a 900 no hander for the best trick. With a mixture of tech tricks and airs, 1st place went to Tom Justice after his super high runs. His turndowns and look backs were so clicked and so stylish that no one came close to touching him.
Our Skate MC Marc Churchill takes us through the Skating from today’s PRO Practice mini ramp session:
An impressive list of skaters arrived today to get in as much practice as possible. Waterton brothers, Callum and Kieran killed it on the ramps with Callum landing an invert on the extension. Eddie Belvedere shredded all afternoon with no complys and huge kickflips to fakie. With super tech skills on the ramp, Adam Keys landed big spin flips and the gnarliest 270 pivot and 270 flip in. Dean Greensmith also impressed and won a Penny Board for his skills nailing a gay twist. Today definitely wet the huge crowds appetite for tomorrow qualifiers on the ramp from 2.30pm, without a doubt tomorrow’s qualifiers are not to be missed!
Boardmasters Fistral Beach site is open until Sunday, no ticket necessary so festivalgoers and locals are free to come down and take in all the sporting action in their own time.
Boardmasters Watergate Bay site opened today kicking of a weekend of explosive live music. Tonight’s headliners Chase & Status took to the main stage capping of an awesome day at arguably one of the most stunning festival location Still to come, hip hop legend Snoop Dogg headlining Saturday night and BRIT Award winners Bastille closing the festival on Sunday night.
Images courtesy of Boardmasters and affiliated photographers.