Skate fun takes over beach

festival offers much for the family
festival offers much for the family

Event manager Ben McCrystal said the event would provide young people with the opportunity to learn about the sport in a friendly environment, with a variety of activities on offer.

‘I think we really see a need down in the Scarborough area for this thing ” just events that young people can get involved in and also events that we think will work down there well, like skating and surfing, like the culture that exists down there,’ Mr McCrystal said.

‘We are hoping the event will provide an opportunity for local youth to engage in positive activity and have some fun.

‘If all goes well, we would love to use this as a platform to hold more events in the future and possibly make Groundswell an annual fixture on the Scarborough event calendar.’

Run by the City of Stirling and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, the event will offer professional skateboarding exhibitions, local bands, the opportunity to buy and paint a skateboard as well as competitions run by Skateboarding Australia.

Mr McCrystal said he believed skateboarding continued to develop in Perth with the latest skate park in Fremantle opening recently and plans for a new park in the City of Stirling.

‘Hopefully, this will provide somewhere people can just come and skate and have a bit of fun and promote people getting out in the community.

‘There will be plenty to do for people who don’t skate if they want to come and watch or get involved in the other activities; there will be a few vendors there if people want to come down and have a bit of lunch with the whole family,’ he said.

The event will be held on Saturday.