The Rip Curl Boardmasters 2007 returns to Newquay’s Fistral Beach from 6-12 August with a stronger competitor and event line up than ever before. This year marks the highest level of surf, skate, BMX, Wakeboard and FMX ever seen in the UK.
First up is the Rip Curl Boardmasters flagship event, the 5 Star ASP WQS Rip Curl Pro Surf Event. This year sees, at this early stage, no fewer than 10 World Championship Tour (WCT) Surfers coming to Fistral to perform to the ever increasing crowd lined up on the beach.
So far names include 2001 World Champion CJ Hobgood, current World number 10 Kai Otton, Luke Stedman, Shaun Cansdell, Brazilian superstar Adriano de Souza, Aussie young guns Adrian Buchan and Ben Dunn, South African Royden Bryson, new boy Bernardo Miranda, Leonardo Neves, Dayyan Neve and Troy Brooks.
Add this to the new wave of young stars striving for WCT greatness and the event will be the best showcase of surfing in England. Names include Wade ‘Passion Pop’ Goodall, the Gadauskas brothers, Matt Wilkinson, Alex Gray and Dustin Barca.
Previous winners of the event are also returning including last years winner David Weare, Renato Galvao, and Russell Winter who is also joined by fellow Brits Sam Lamiroy, Alan Stokes, Johnny Friar, the Ash brothers and Rip Curl super grom Jayce Robinson.
Next up is the Davidoff Cool Water Wave women’s 5 Star ASP WQS Pro. This event in the past has seen the biggest names in ladies surfing including Layne Beachley and Lisa Anderson. This year sees the return of last years winner Claudia Goncalves as well as at least 9 WCT competitors. The Rip Curl Boardmasters has always supported the Ladies and with a turnout like this it is easy to see why.
WCT surfers confirmed so far include Mel Redman – Carr, Rip Curl’s Jessi Miley-Dyer, Rebecca Woods, Megan Abubo, Sam Cornish, Julia Christian, Amee Donohoe, Caroline Sarran and Rosanna Hodge. With a line up of this calibre it’s anyone’s event.
The quality continues with the skate Vert Ramp, which will play host to the Vans Summer Session, offering a $20,000 prize purse to Europe’s best skaters, and the Relentless No Half Measures Skate Session that offers exposure to the UK’s best up and coming vert skaters.
Events also include the Rip Curl Skate Park Pro at Wooden Waves Skate Park on Thursday 9th August, Vans BMX demos on the Vert Ramp on beach site, and daily skate and BMX demos on the Eastpak mini ramp.
The Unleashed Music Festival Site will be offering a great music line up, plus demo’s from the UK’s best wakeboarders and Freestyle MotoX Riders. The Wakeboarders will be hitting the Vans Pool Gap, a mechanical winch to tow them across water, over a hard ground rail into another pool.
Keep tuned to www.ripcurlboardmasters.com for all the details.