The Wheels and Fin Festival was established in 2012 and is a free family friendly festival that is held in and around the beautiful Kent beach of Joss Bay, one of the South East’s premier beaches. The surf and skateboard festival is packed with a variety of activities for all the family to enjoy and the emphasis is very much all about having fun. The Wheels and Fins Festival is back for 2015 and organisers are currently seeking financial help via a crowd funding campaign to ensure the event is the best one yet.
Due to financial constraints in 2014, the organisers had to pull the plug on the event in the 11th hour and are keen to make sure that this years Wheels and Fins really puts the event back on the calendar. The festival organisers are seeking funding of £20 000 to enable ‘them time to concentrate on running an incredible festival by allowing them more time to concentrate on the finer points rather than fighting for every penny as in previous years’.
The 3 day Wheels and Fins Festival will run between the 11th and 13th of September 2015 at Joss Bay, just north of Broadstairs in Kent. As the name suggests, the festival centres around the sports of surfing and skateboarding, but also offers so much more. The beach marquee plays hosts to many local musicians, DJ’s and bands who delight throughout the day and way into the night, whilst the crowds can enjoy a civilised drink with their feet in the sand.
Other things to look forward to include skateboard mini ramp demonstrations and competitions, skateboard slalom and downhill events, Stand Up Paddleboard demos and race, Surf comp, rugby 7’s and Parkour demonstrations on the beach. The highlight for many is the highly eventful soapbox derby, which takes place in the shadow of the picturesque and iconic North Foreland lighthouse, and is always guaranteed to thrill the enthusiastic crowd. The kids can also look forward to the use of an outdoor mobile skatepark as well as paddling, crabbing and building sandcastles on the beach.
We will be bringing you more news on the festival as we get nearer to September and will be reporting from the event, but in the meantime you can keep up to speed with all developments over at the official Wheels and Fins Facebook page. To find out more and even make a donation to the festival, follow the link to the Crowd Funding page here. To get you in the mood and give you some idea of what to expect at the South East’s only surf, skateboard and music festival we have embedded the official highlights video of 2012 Wheels and Fins below.
Feel free to leave your thoughts on the Wheels and Fins festival below, have you attended the previous events and will you be building a soapbox to race down the famous Joss Bay Hill?