We have arrived back from the Skimboard International contest in Hossegor and normal service is now resumed!
It was an awesome trip for everybody involved and the standard of European skimboarding is going through the roof this year.
So, lets have the results:
Open Contest: (49 Competitors)
1st Olivier Chaubert
2nd Hugo Santos
4th Joao Dinis
33rd Sandskater Matt
45th James Aldred
48th Matthew Aldred
49th Dan Horan
Junior Contest: (18 Competitors)
1st Fabio Gomes
2nd Pedro Silva
3rd Diogo Abrantes
4th Pedro Ribeiro
9th Mark Mason
10th Adam Wootton
14th Ned Weight
Sandskater team riders Adam & Mark did well in the junior division, and missed out advancing to the next round by just half a point each. It ended up with Mark in 9th postion, and Adam in 10th, which is a great effort out of 18 juniors.
Interestingly, Mark's points total was the 3rd highest out of all the junior competitors, but the format was for the top 2 from each heat to advance, so unfortunatly he missed out advancing!
As for the weather - it was hot - and atmosphere was great. The waves were perfect for the contest, and the final was something special to watch, with 4 of Europes top skimboarders producing some awesome rides that thrilled the huge crowd that gathered on the beach
The main skimboarding photos will be online here at Sandskater real soon. We have over 500 photos to sort through, and a large amount of video too, so it takes some time to process!
In the meantime, have this teaser video to wet your appetite: