Scarborough surfing news: excitement abounds for new skate facility

Scarborough skate bowl.
Scarborough skate bowl.

THE Surf Boardroom’s Neil Atkinson tells us the latest news from Scarborough and the surfing world.

As the Scarborough Beach foreshore redevelopment draws near to completion, you can sense the excitement and anticipation surrounding the beachfront skate facility.

The quality and size of the bowl looks outstanding and definitely not for the faint hearted.

Laird Hamilton is a name synonymous with big wave riding around the world and has a new biographical movie hitting the big screen this month called Take Every Wave.The movie takes an in depth look at Laird’s lifelong devotion and commitment to big wave riding and what it takes to be a surfing athlete. Take Every Wave is screening at Event Cinemas in Warwick and Bunbury from March 14 to 18.

The first event of the World Surf League 2018 Championship Tour is the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro held on the Gold Coast in Queensland.The fabled Snapper Rocks has been the home of some world class waves of late so let’s hope March 11 sees the return of some cyclone swells like we saw in recent weeks.WA’s own Bronte Macaulay will start her 2018 world championship tour campaign on the Goldie and we wish her the best of luck.