Battle of Hastings 2017 – Source Indoor Skatepark
When the concrete curves of Boyley Park first replaced the rotting old wooden skatepark in Hastings, for a couple of years skaters from all over the country would descend on the Sussex town for the yearly ‘Battle of Hastings’ jam to skate, drink and enjoy the dubious fruits of Hastings town centre on a Saturday night. The jam was replaced with ‘Beachy Shred’ for a couple of years, but last year saw a complete lack of large scale events taking place in the area.
Thankfully, this year The Source decided that the first skate event at their indoor park should be a big one and, in this, they definitely succeeded. Bringing in the Monster endorsed pairing of Sam Beckett and Rune Glifberg for starters is a fairly strong opening gambit, while the £2000 prize purse and chance to win a trip to the Blue Enigma Bowl in Greece saw some of the UK’s gnarliest descend on the park under the promenade.