Quiksilver Skins Contest, 23–25th August 08 Fistral Beach, Newquay
Written by: Press Release
Submitted: 13th August 2008
Quiksilver are hosting the biggest Invitational Skins Contest of the year where 32 Pro Surfers will be invited to compete in a two day event, Man on Man format. Surfers will go head to head until only one man is standing to receive his healthy prize money of £700 after winning all of his heats PLUS a classic Gibson Guitar. Nathan Phillips and Alan Stokes are just some of the UK's pros to expect over the weekend.
Quiksilver Skins Contest
Local surfing star Spencer Hargraves is the Contest Director who's brainchild this inaugural Skins event is. "This Skins event will be the first time Newquay has seen an event like this for a long time. It'll be great for the surfers and spectators alike and its nice to be able to run this kind of event so the surfers don't have a lot of pressure and can really go for it!!! it will bring surfing home to Fistral on the biggest weekend of the year. Surfers can really rack up the money, so they'll be stoked to have an opportunity to have fun and compete in this type of contest, which will really keep the spectators on the beach interested too."
Fistral Beach will be packed out with activity from Roxy, Gibson Guitars, Starboard, Suzuki, St Tropez and The Quiksilver & Roxy Newquay Surf School during the three day Bank Holiday Weekend.
UK Roxy surfers including Sophie Hellyer, Candice O'Donnell, Holly Donnelly & Amy May Garvey will be on the beach throughout the weekend, providing demos and scouting for new female surfers.
The Gibson Guitar tour bus will be parked up on Fistral Beach exclusively for The Quiksilver Skins event and will be the hub for impromptu gigs over the weekend. The Gibson Guitar bus has been specially kitted out for the most demanding of rock stars and will serve as a chill out area for surfers and musicians. The bus is a rock n roll experience in its own right and provides a taste of the heritage and prestige that Gibson Guitars represents around the world. Ben Howard and Surf Chixx are some of the guest artists you can expect to see performing over the weekend.
St Tropez will alongside Roxy be on Fistral with the first ever 'Beach Tanning Cabanas', allowing girls (or guys!) to get a healthy, safe, naturally looking tan. In their specially customised beach huts, their celebrity tanners will be on hand to give anyone that authentic Roxy Surf Girl look – instantly!
Starboard and Roxy will also be on the beach with a range of their new Stand Up Paddle boards for everyone to demo with the help of Quiksilver legends Grishka Roberts and Spencer Hargraves.
Instructors from the Quiksilver Surf School Newquay will providing taster surf lessons on the beach, so if you get inspired to try surfing for the first time, you can!