Sports festival is extreme success

GALLERY A festival of extreme sports drew huge crowds to a seaside town with windsurfing, a bungee run and mountain biking among the attractions on offer.

A FESTIVAL of extreme sports drew huge crowds to a seaside town with windsurfing, a bungee run and mountain biking among the attractions on offer.

Felixstowe played host to its second Xtremefest yesterday which offered spectators an impressive display of nerve and talent.

The event, sponsored by SkiSurf and held at Brackenbury Fort on the Green, celebrates alternative sports and beach activities - and the weather could not have been more appropriate.

Among the attractions was a skateboard half-pipe competition, a display from the MAD mountain bike team, a synthetic ice rink, a climbing wall, Human Gyroscope, bungee run and rodeo surfboard.


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Riding the real waves was the UK Windsurfing Association who performed slalom racking and tricks.

Doreen Savage, Suffolk Coastal District Council's cabinet member for young people, said: “I would like to thank SkiSurf for their support for Xtremefest which has been organised by Suffolk Coastal in partnership with UK Windsurfing Association, RYA Onboard, Keith Atkinson (British Windsurfing Champion), Alton Water Sports Centre and Felixstowe TV.”

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In addition to extreme sports, a host of bands were lined up on the day to provide musical entertainment including Cheeky Cheeky and the Nosebleeds, Unshin, Hey Zuuz and White Water.

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