It looks like 2010 will be a good year for Spanish longboarders with a merry spirit. Not only the Longboard Festival de Salinas 2010 promises to get even bigger and better, but the A.C.L. might be back.
A.C.L. stands for Asociación de Clubes de Longboard (Longboard Clubs Association) and it ran an amateur circuit of longboarding and festive events all over Spanish beaches a few years ago. Some of these events have grown way beyond the A.C.L. such as the aforementioned Salinas Longboard Festival, while others have been one-year wonders. And it seems that 2010 will be interesting as, along the Salinas event in August, the Málaga Surfing Club and the local longboarding brand CeCe Surfboards are holding the Tarifa Noseriding Festival on Europe’s southernmost beach during Easter (1-4 april). Note that it is a mobile and noseriding-only event.
As I write these lines I’ve heard of other festivals that might be held all over the coast and that will be announced shortly. So… wax your logs, iron your hawaiian shirts and start training as soon as possible.