The Smooth Movers is a three day festival of traditional longboarding at Godrevy beach, Cornwall from the 15 -17th of September.
Inviting a curated selection of Europe’s finest longboarders for a two days of festival of longboarding and retro surfing.
The public are more than welcome for a surf, spectate and get involved with the evening activities including the all important Saturday night after soirée in proud association with Algorhythm.
The ‘Smooth Movers’ will be an invitational exhibit of the finest traditional longboarding at Godrevy Beach, Cornwall, U.K. from the 15th-17th September.
The Critical Slide Society will begin the affair at 1900 at the Rockpool bar with a welcome speech from Michael Lay, gentleman, scholar and fine surfer to set the tone for the weekend. Welcome competitors, welcome friends, welcome all. After which we’ll be showing Nathan Oldfield’s visual poem ‘Church of the Open Sky’. This will of course be accompanied by chilled beer, if we’ve learnt anything from the WSL, chilled beer for all is a prerequisite of any surfing event, particularly for the press. Moving Smoothly on into some live music from Gwithians favourite son, Tyler Crewe’s we’ll send it, but not all the way, a pre-midnight finish will be an essential for all with an 8am start planned in the morning.
Saturday, the focal point of the weekend, we’ll watch the surfing from the cliff tops at Godrevy, facilitated by the National Trust, this is a unique and frankly epic location to watch europe’s best traditional longboarders move. As well as the longboarding we’ll be showcasing a ‘Battered Fish’ heat. Eight of the best, local, alternative craft riders will take to the curl on twin fins and draw lines for Godrevy. In addition, one and all are invited to ‘Send It for Summer!’ in our charity expression session 5 pounds, no thrusters, you do the math.
After the surfing we'll retreat to the Rockpool cafe/bar, it’s probably time for a beer, an exhibition of logular crafts will greet and some local photography accompanied by more chilled cervezas. This will see us into the prize giving and a quick cut of the days happenings on the big screen. Flow into some food, paella served on the deck, accompanied by more beer to see the sun set. As the sun dips, the mood rises; Algorhythm will host the official Smooth Movers after party, after a frankly mind blowing first event the boys are back showcasing some of the finest house/techno in the county. House music fan or not this will be the event of the summer, taking to the floor at 10pm you'll need a ticket for the final part of the day, get one here.
19.00 Welcome - Rockpool Bar
20.00 Film Premiere of Church of the Open Sky By Nathan Oldfield - Rockpool Bar
21.00 Live Music by Tyler Crewe - Rockpool Bar
8.00 Longboarding Start – Godrevy Beach
14.00 Battered Fish Heat - Godrevy Beach
16.00 Send it for Summer expression Session - Godrevy Beach
18.00 Photo Exhibition and Drinks – Rockpool Bar
20.00 Dinner – Rockpool Bar
22.00 Algorhythm official after party – Rockpool Bar
8.00 Rest and Recuperation / Back up date for surfing if adverse weather on the Saturday.