The longboard scene will be claiming the hills of Catalina for Cinco de Mayo this year for the Catalina Island Classic. You ready for this?
This is the beginning of a beautiful thing. We’re now on the cusp of something great, watching the longboard scene morph into something of a more publicly accepted downhill adrenaline sport. Riviera Skateboards is pioneering the way, with this invitational that is sure to draw a respectable crowd, especially with the invited racers on the lineup.
WHR’s own Levi Green will be ripping up the island in true Levi-style, joined by many other fine shredders, racing for that $5,000 pot.
Spectators are welcome, so hop on that ferry to head over, and celebrate Cinco de Mayo, downhill-style.
A blurb from their site:
In 1977, a small group of elite downhill skaters took over the City Of Avalon to participate in the original ‘Catalina Classic’. A 250 yard downhill race course tucked in the hills of an exotic little island located just 26 miles offshore, yet a world away from the rat race just across the channel. These skaters, along with this event have inspired generations of riders and largely contributed to the lifestyle synonymous with our part of the World. With a huge nod of respect to the originals of downhill skating – Riviera Skateboards and our closest friends presents, The Catalina Island Classic on May 5th-6th, 2012. A weekend long island skate invasion including live music performances, a miniramp demo featuring Mike Vallely and Elephant Brand Skateboards, and a 1.2 mile, invitation only downhill race event with a cash purse of $5000.
The Catalina Island Classic is an open to the general public event, Come one – Come all.