Relentless Boardmasters in association with Vans 2009 continued today with clean 4ft conditions. Continuing with Heat 9 of the round of 48, today saw a high standard of surfing including the youngest competitor in the event, John John Florence (HAW) and current WQS no.1 Daniel Ross (AUS). Unfortunately Reubin Pearce and Sam Lamiroy got knocked out of the event today after surfing in tough heats.
The surfing finished today with Englishman Alan Stokes making it through to the quarterfinals tomorrow. The event will commence with Heat 6 of the round of 16 at 10.30am with an 11am start.
The Trade Village was rammed today with the eager public taking advantage of all the fashion shops, and in particular the Roxy trailer where hats were being customised. The Lynx Mud pit also started today with 20 Lynx ladies getting muddy fighting it out with members of the public refereeing the battle.
The Vans Vert ramp and mini ramp were the main attraction in the Trade Village today. The Vert ramp saw Group B skaters practising their skills and the mini ramp had BMX practise runs all day. The Vans Park Pro street skating competition was held up at Wooden Waves this afternoon to a huge crowd, with all the top names in street skating competing to win the £1000 prize money. In the end the title was taken, as well as a trip to Portugal courtesy Ticket to Ride, by Ben Raemers. Following Ben were Josh Young and Adam Moss.
Tomorrow the skate and BMX practice starts at 11am, with the skaters and BMX'ers starting the qualifying rounds to become Relentless Boardmasters Vert and mini ramp champions 2009.
Relentless Boardmasters in association with vans flip flops kicked off the music event last night (Wed 5th) with the Beach sessions.
Local bands Downtown Riots & Everything Burns got the rock evening of to a storming start. But it was We Are The Ocean who really got everyone moving with their duel vocal assault, both heavy and melodic. They have been building a good following of late, definitely ones to watch.
Headlining the Beach Sessions was Welsh favourites The Blackout. The sextet played an amazing set with music spanning their career including the amazing new record 'The Best In Town'. The crowd sang their hearts out in the sold out venue and The Blackout had them eating out of their hands.
Relentless surfer James Mitchell joined the band on stage after giving them surfing lessons earlier in the day- complete with rubber dingy James crowd surfed to the back of the room as well as joining in on gang vocals for new single Save Our Selves (The Warning).
An amazing start to this years festival! Tonight will be a whole different tone with Pete Murray headling (sold out)
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