XSories Jalenboo 戒浪.不 Surf & Skate Contest

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On May 4th, Hainan’s Riyue Bay will be host to an event the first of it’s kind ever in Hainan, when the two extreme boardsports of surfing and skateboarding come together in one competition.

Held in beautiful Riyue Bay, China’s surf capital, on the holiday weekend of May 4th, the surfing portion of the event will be a longboard competition, with separate divisions for Men, Women, and Under 16s. Competing will take place on the beach break in front of the Riyue Bay Surf Club. The skateboard portion of the competition will be held on the club’s 1.2m mini-ramp, as well as on a variety of street skating modules, with separate divisions for Men and Under 16s. Organizers expect about 40 competitors for each discipline of surfing and skateboarding.

Edouard Moreau, Marketing and Sales Director of XSories, the presenting sponsor of the com- petition, said “We are proud and excited to support the competition, Hainan Island and Riyue Bay stays definitely the best place for surfing in China. With a new concrete skateboarding ramp on the beach, the Riyue Bay Surf Club provides the best utilities for surfing and skateboarding to all the local kids. The XSories Jalenboo Surf & Skate will be a unique event in China which combines surf and skate skills. XSories will bring new and innovative solutions to all the surf and skate fans during the event.”

There will be prize money of 19,000 rmb ($3,000 USD), which will attract the best surfers and skaters from Hainan and beyond.

Favorites in the surfing discipline in the Men’s group is Tiezhuang, a Hainan resident who is originally from Mongolia. With his experience in several international professional surf competitions, he looks to come away with a high result. Other frontrunners will be Jack Miao and Justin Tiller, both Chinese surfers who have been honing their skills on Hainan for the past five years.

In the women’s longboard division, organizers expect Darci Liu and Monica Guo to be the two competitors to beat, as both have competed in international competitions and are known for their grace and style on longboards.

In the Under-16s division, many young competitors will get their first taste of competing. Ten members of the Riyue Bay Surf Team will compete against a few more experience young surfers. They will look to better Qiu Zhou, the only surfer in the Under-16s division who has competition experi- ence.

In the skateboarding competition, competitors will show their skills on a combination of mini-ramp and street skate modules. Favorites include Xie Zeliang 谢泽梁 , who came in third place in the 2013 Haikou Skate Shop Comeptiiton, and Da Fei 大飞 who finished second in the 2012 World Skateboarding Day Competition. Both are local Hainan skateboarders who will look to take top place on their home turf.

The members of the local surf community will be invited to help set a China national record for the most number of surfers on one wave. Organizers look to have around thirty surfers participate, and anticipate it becoming an annual tradition. Additionally, there will be a Crazy Surf division, where surfers will be invited to do the most bizarre and exciting thing they can think of on a wave, whether it be wearing odd clothing, taking their pets surfing, or riding a non-traditional board.

Organizers hope to create the best beach party Hainan has ever seen. With barbeque and beers available all day on the beach, the party will crescendo at night after the prize-giving ceremony, when DJ Daven from the UK will spin his favorite tracks for the crowd.

A movie screening during or before the party with the two international movies premiere : “Sight & Sound » (surfing movie) and “Perpetual Motion” (skateboarding movie). Movie trailers are coming soon on the XtremeVideo Youku Channel : x-tremevideo

Prize Money
Men’s – 1st Place 2,000 rmb, 2nd Place 1,200 rmb, 3rd Place 600 rmb, 4th Place 200 rmb
Women’s – 1st Place 2,000 rmb, 2nd Place 1,200 rmb, 3rd Place 600 rmb, 4th Place 200 rmb
Under 16’s –
1st Place 1,000 rmb, 2nd Place 500 rmb, 3rd Place 300 rmb, 4th Place 200 rmb

Men’s – 1st Place 2,000 rmb, 2nd Place 1,200 rmb, 3rd Place 600 rmb, 4th Place 200 rmb
Under 16’s –
1st Place 1,000 rmb, 2nd Place 500 rmb, 3rd Place 300 rmb, 4th Place 200 rmb