Peter Townend honored at Surf Fest IV
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 29 April, 2014 - Pioneer surf and skate legend Sid Abbruzzi of Water Brothers plans to tip the scale this year with the staging of his highly anticipated Water Brothers Surf Fest IV.
Fort Adams State Park home of the International Jazz and Folk Festival is the largest coastal fortification in the United States.
With spectacular panoramas of the Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, this rugged coastal location also hosted the First X Games in 1995. Serving as host to Surf Fest IV this historical venue will provide a day of stunning waterfront views accompanied by 6 acres inside the Fort for the events main attractions.
Guest of honor will be legendary 1st IPS/ASP World Surfing Champion “PT” Peter Townend. Townend was inducted in the Huntington Beach Walk of Fame, Australian Surfing Hall of Fame, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association.
He will be available for meet and greets throughout Surf Fest IV along with additional surf and skateboarding favorites to be announced.
An astonishing 500+ Vintage Surfboard Exhibit will be front and center. Showcasing early Hawaiian shapes to progressive models inspired from the short board revolution. Current manufactures will contribute highlighting their latest models.
All surfboards on loan for this special day, collectors and shapers lend these crafted art pieces to be exhibited by Sid Abbruzzi and his team of curators. Another star attraction, the newly constructed WB Professional Skate Ramp.
Water Brothers and qualified ramp builders will assemble the ramp inside Fort Adams for Pro/Am Skateboarding Demos throughout the event. Skateboarders will take their version of stage performing live action demos with Best Trick awards given at the close of the event.
Newport’s food & beverage hot spots will also join the party. Tallulah's on Thames returns for their fourth festival. For newcomer local gems Mission and Boru Noodle Bar this will be their first. Empire Coffee for their second Fest and Fort Adams State Trust providing a Beer & Wine Garden.
Nonprofit organization Clean Ocean Access led by Dave McLaughlin will participate for their fourth year providing information on beach cleanups and programs to get involved in.
The environmental leaders will also partner with Water Brothers to follow a “Green Protocol” for Surf Fest IV. This ensures that planning and implementation of the event prevent environmental waste or damage.
Water Brothers Surf Fest continues to bring their community and beyond together to celebrate Newport's roots and leadership in the global surf community. July 12th looks to hallmark this great event.