More extreme displays sign up for seafront sport festival

Posted: May 1, 2014 by kirisyko in Balance, Bike, Bmx, Boarding, Parkour, Skate boarding
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Eastbourne Extreme by Graham Huntley SUS-140425-095820001

The ever-popular Eastbourne Extreme sports festival is expected to draw in the crowds once again when it returns to the seafront this July.

Eastbourne residents will be treated to another exciting weekend of adrenalin-inducing displays after last year’s festival attracted more than 25,000 people over the two days.

This year, the event, which will be on July 12 and 13, is set to be even bigger, with attractions in Princes Park, Fort Fun car park, Eastern Promenade, the skate park, Fisherman’s Green and the surrounding beaches.

Set to entertain the crowds in 2014 are M.A.D, an established mountain bike stunt team and the Bourne Bombshells, the town’s resident roller derby team who will be hosting a national outdoor tournament at Eastbourne Extreme.

Also on show will be BMX and skate displays, performances by parkour group Urban Shadows and roller hockey.

On the water, attractions include windsurfing, paddle boarding and demonstrations of an exciting new watersport called JetLev, which propels people across the water using jets attached to their back.

The AirBag FreeDrop is also being brought to Eastbourne Extreme, which will give people the chance to jump from a tower onto the airbag below.

In addition, visitors can expect a zorb-arena, a new longer zip wire, a live music stage and a ‘Screen on the Green’ showing the Fifa world cup third-place match on Saturday evening and the world cup final on Sunday evening.

Senior head of tourism and leisure Tracey McNulty, said, “Eastbourne Extreme is a highlight in the events calendar and we look forward to all the urban sports activities over the weekend.

“The event is perfect for all ages and always has a great atmosphere.”

There is also the chance to indulge in taster sessions at Spray Water Sports or watch the slalom and freewave from UK Windsurfing.

Eastbourne Extreme takes place on July 12 and 13 on the Eastern end of the seafront and is free to attend.

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Eastbourne Extreme by Graham Huntley SUS-140425-095820001


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