The ‘Smooth Movers’ is a three day festival of traditional surfing at Godrevy beach, Cornwall from the 15-17th of September. Inviting a curated selection of Europe’s finest longboarders for an exhibition of longboarding and retro surfing. The public are more than welcome to come surf, spectate and get involved.
The ‘Smooth Movers’ will be an invitational exhibit of the finest traditional longboarding at Godrevy Beach, Cornwall, U.K. from the 15th-17th September.
We’ll 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.
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 Crewes - 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.
Lineup of confirmed surfers:
Mike Lay, Rob Wright, Colm Doyle, Maisie Marshall, John Eldridge, Nick Radford, James Parry, Matt Travis, Ed Royall, Sam Glaze, Dave Muir, Gwyllm Pritchard, Jimbo Bennet, Elise Pea, Chris Ryan, Joe Davis, Joe Hornbuckle, Jack Mander, Ian Wawrick, Rich Emerson, Dani Alvite, Jack Unsworth, Ben Skinner.