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Wheels and Fins 2017 – Lewis Royden gallery

Steady gallery of photos from last weekend's UK Mini Ramp Champs in Kent

Wheels and Fins 2017 – Lewis Royden gallery

The weekend of the 9th and 10th September saw the Wheels and Fins festival return to the clifftops overlooking Joss Bay in Kent for a weekend of music, surfing, boxcar racing and the UK Mini Ramp Champs held on the King Ramps demo piece.
Skaters from all over the UK turned up to sesh, enjoy the mixed weather and generally have a good time at one of the more mellow events held over the Summer month.

Friday ought to see the official edit drop, along with a grip of photos shot by Jerome Loughran, (who also celebrated his 40th birthday over the weekend) but we’ve also got a rad little gallery of shots kindly provided byskater and photographer Lewis Royden who made the 800 mile round trip with fellow Northerners Jordan Sharkey and Dave Morgan.

Scroll down and enjoy the fruits of Lewis’s lens then prepare yourselves to make the trek down to Margate yourselves next year. Who knows, you might even meet Mike Vallely!

Jordan Thackeray was on fire all weekend. New deal pre-pop in, caught in the net. Photo: Lewis Royden

Wheels and Fins 2017 – Lewis Royden gallery

Kieran Menzies and the Scottish contingent pulled a 13-hour van journey to skate on the cliff tops for a weekend.
Warriors! Photo: Lewis Royden

The other Jordan, Mr. Sharkey – blindside flip fakie over the hip. Photo: Lewis Royden

Carl ‘Potter’ Wilson – Alley-oop 360 crail air over the hip. Photo: Lewis Royden

Alex Hallford, seconds away from making this plant Texan. Photo: Lewis Royden

Wheels and Fins 2017 – Lewis Royden gallery

J Thaxx – backside ollie one-foot. Photo: Lewis Royden

“And then Beanhead said, I’m doing a demo at 6pm…” Photo: Lewis Royden

Yes Barry. Photo: Lewis Royden


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