Top skaters head to Scarborough for surf and skate festival

Michael Shanahan and Livid Skate's Oska Tallis. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Michael Shanahan and Livid Skate's Oska Tallis. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

SCARBOROUGH is hosting its first skate competition as part of next weekend’s Groundswell Surf and Skate Festival.

Some of WA’s best skateboarders will show their stuff in the skate bowl while amateurs can be part of the street best trick jam session.

Skateboarding WA, Soggy Bones, 1991 Skateshop, Beyond Skate and Livid Skate are teaming up to ensure a day of quality skating and fun.

Scarborough’s Livid Skate Cafe is also running a photo exhibition showcasing the skate park.

Michael Shanahan and Sam Farrelly. Photo: Oska Tallis

Kicking off the day will be a Surfing WA surf competition with open bodyboarding, open surfing and beginners surfing categories.

There will be plenty of other activities to keep everyone entertained, including beach games, tarp surfing, live bands and DJs, pop-up market stalls and a variety of food and drink vendors.

The free festival runs at Scarborough Amphitheatre and skate park on Saturday, November 17 from 8am to 5pm.

Register for competitions at www.scarboroughbeach.net/groundswell.