Street Surfing Makes Debut UK Show at Eastbourne Extreme
The UK’s sunniest place is getting ready for a UK exclusive this July when Street Surfing Mega S Ramp makes its first appearance in this country bringing its 360° Rampage Tour to Eastbourne Extreme.
The impressive ramp, offering skaters the motion of snowboarding crossed with surfing on the street, will be available for extreme sports enthusiasts to try for free when Eastbourne Extreme returns to the eastern seafront from 16-17 July.
The huge Mega S Ramp has been on tour around Europe but this summer will make its first ever UK appearance in Eastbourne offering skaters a dynamic new boarding experience with four breathtaking curves allowing adrenaline-junkies to cruise at high speeds throughout the whole ramp. Riders of all levels will be able to have a go and instructors will be on hand to offer tips and advice, with spectators able to watch pro skaters in action demonstrating stunts and tricks.
Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism and Leisure Cllr Neil Stanley said “Wow! What a coup this is for Eastbourne! We are hugely excited to welcome the Street Surfing 360° Rampage Tour to Eastbourne Extreme and really put a headline act to our popular extreme sports event. Every year Extreme gets bigger and bigger and to have a UK first will make 2011 extra special. With some other fantastic activities taking place across the weekend, including Zero Gravity visiting for the first time, as well as the ION Man Contest, zorbing, parkour and the Battle of the Bands final, all I can say is roll on July!”
Also new to Eastbourne Extreme for 2011 is Zero Gravity, the UK’s leading Freestyle Trials Team who will be entertaining visitors with spectacular bike displays. Chris Doney, one of the world’s best freestyle mountain bike riders and a member of the BBC’s last Top Gear Live World Tour stunt group, will lead a fearless team in a jaw-dropping display of freestyle mountain bike riding.
The Eastbourne seas will be awash with action too as UK Formula Future Offshore Race Club (FFORC) return and race along the shoreline from Sovereign Harbour Marina. Visitors will be able to watch and cheer from the beachfront as the powerboats complete round 4 of their national championship.
Fanatic and K66 will bring some of the country’s best Stand-Up Paddleboarders to the south coast for a series of short sharp races, as well as encourage first time participants to have a go themselves with demonstration boards available.
Back on land, visitors will be able to enjoy an extreme experience of their own with zorbing on Five Acre Field or the chance to try kite-surfing and kite-buggying in Princes Park.
The Eastbourne Extreme live band stage will host the final of the Battle of the Bands competition over the weekend and visitors who prefer to watch rather than take part, can sit back and soak in the festival atmosphere from the relaxing beachside setting.
For more information on what’s on at Eastbourne Extreme go to www.eastbourneextreme.co.uk or call 0871 663 0031
20 May, 2011
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