The LocoSkates BeachJam 2011 took place today. We ran the Open Contest, New Blood contest (15 and under) and half of the pro contest before rain stopped play. We managed 2 of the 3 heats in the pro contest with big flips from Danny Aldridge and consistent lines from Jamie Stenner and Jenna Downing. As soon as the rain showed up the back up plan swung into action as we took the grind boxes into an abandoned secret indoor location in Eastbourne. We started the pro contest again from scratch at the new location with heats on the porta grind boxes and the final occurred organically on the MENTAL drop-rail with slippery landing, broken glass and metal stairs. Dan Hemsley was to thank for getting the rail session going and tried committed half cab topsouls over and over again like a true hero. Mike Salt and Woodsy also stepped up to the rail but in the end it came down to LocoSkates riders Elliot Stevens and Dan Collins battling head to head. Elliot did lines including FAST Topside Acid and backside Savannah but Dan Collins came through with the back backslide followed by the 100% LACED first go Full Cab Truespin Mizou which was an immediate winner (pictured). We also awarded a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the skaters who skated in the UNFINISHED skatepark pro finals earlier in the day along with split prize Money. Here's the day's results, congratulations everyone:
MAIN PRO CONTEST: (Guerilla warehouse Jam): 1st Dan Collins (£150), 2nd Elliot Stevens (£100) 3rd(prize money was split between the other skaters that sessioned the rail).
UNFINISHED PARK CONTEST RESULTS: 1st Danny Aldridge (£100), 2nd Jamie Stenner (£75), 3rd Jenna Downing (£50)
OPEN/AMATEUR SKATEPARK CONTEST: 1st Perrin Marks-Thomas (Remz skates + product prizes), 2nd Sam Crofts (product prizes), 3rd Aaron Turner (product prizes)
NEW BLOOD U16 contest: JOINT 1st Adam Brown and Khan Omar, 3rd Patrick Barklem.