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Hamburg Surf & Skate Festival


April 25, 2013 | Words By:

HHonolulu gathers all boardsports enthusiasts from the 8th to 12th of May 2013 in Hamburg. The Surf & Skate Festival presented by Jever Fun returns for the sixth time back to the Hanseatic city, offering for five days everything your heart desires.


Art and photo exhibitions, live music, skate contest, mini ramp contest, interactive attractions such as surf yoga and fitness, StandUp Paddling followed by shape workshops and trade shows, provide a framework program for young and old. In order to get in the mood for the festival, there will be screenings of surfing and skateboarding films on the big screen.

A novelty this year: The first “German Surf Conference” with different speakers from the German surf scene and industry. Themes such as surfing as a competitive sport, environmental protection, the Wavegarden project in Hamburg as well as future concepts will be presented and discussed with the crowd.

Visit the festival online at surf-skate-festival.com and at Facebook.

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