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Hamburg celebrates its surf culture on the Elbe

On the banks of the Elbe river


Surf Festivals

Hamburg Surf & Skate Festival to run the 9th to the 13th of May

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 April, 2012 : - - The Hamburg Surffestival is back on the shores of the Elbe river and has expanded: From this year it will be known as the Surf & Skate Festival For the fifth time HHonolulu Events is inviting to the festival from the 9th to 13th of May and has also got a Surf Movie Festival onboard. For five days you are taken to the board sport universe with surfers, skateboarders, waves, asphalt and other surrounding activities.

The Passion for boards is one of the focuses of the hosts. At the “Goldbekhaus” you may test new or revive old boards. You can give yours a makeover or learn how to shape a new board from scratch. That is not all this weekend: Artists have their work on display giving you and insight of their passion for boards, waves and nature. The tradeshow offers on an extended area the latest from the scene in hardware, fashion and a few surprises. Whoever wants to give their board a run can do so at the Iriedaily Skatepark, the miniramp, the stand-up-paddling test center or at several water and asphalt based contests.

For those who are still looking for a transport vehicle for them and their board can the new hybrid-models from this year’s mobility partner CITROËN. The opening of the festival will take place on Wednesday at Zeise cinemas in Hamburg-Altona with the German premiere of “Surfing & Sharks”. It also marks the start of the Surf Movie Festival which continues on Thursday – then at Abaton cinemas near Hamburg-University – with the premiere of “Lost and Found”.

The active part of the festival will start on Friday at the NORD WELLE (Northern wave) Bispingen where amateurs and pros will fight for the title of “King of the Küste presented by Passoa” (King of the coast). The king will be crowned the same evening accompanied by a cold brew, tunes and surf flicks before the crew heads back to Hamburg for the start of the activities at Goldbekhaus on saturday morning.

Saturday night will become day when DJs “Jake the Rapper” (Berlin, Bar 25) and “PALINA POWER” (MTV Home, Viva Berlin) hit the turntables at the O’Neill Party presented by Planet Sports at Terrace Hill (St. Pauli). The final day on Sunday at Goldbekhaus will be concludeded with an European premiere of a surfmovie once again at Zeise cinemas.

„We will do all it takes to ensure that every board sport enthusiast feels right at home during the 5th Hamburg Surf & Skate Festival presented by CITROËN and will remember his first board, wave or “stoked” feeling. But we also want to give newcomers the chance to explore their passion for boards or just be inspired by the festival atmosphere.” says Christoph Zingelmann, one of the hosts of the Surf & Skate Festival.


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Source: HHonolulu

Author: Wiebke Löser

Tags: Germany, Surf Festivals, Hamburg

Events: Surfersvillage



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