Kampsa Freak Carnival – Basque country

“On February 16th, we celebrated the Kampsa Freak Carnival at Kampsa skatepark in Basque Country. A fun and friendly session with guys from Bilbao, Pamplona and some towns around San Sebastian, seasoned with beers and fun costumes.

The event started with the snake contest in the bowl, four to five guys at the same time with the last one standing passing to the next round. This was very funny because if you don’t know how to carve the bowl, you can disturb the other riders and win the round, but if the rider on your back overtakes you, you are disqualified. The winner was Glenn Mustoe, winning all the rounds with fast carvings.

After that, the micro quarter session – very sketchy tricks on an cut off piece of wood put on the flat with tape – a nice session with more tricks than we thought.

Following this, airs from the bowl to the outside bank. These were the best tricks of the day, and the awards were shared between Glenn Mustoe, Diego Doural, Ian Campbell and Oskar Blanco because they went all out til the last drop of sweat. 

The biggest slam was for Urtzi Unanue. Unfortunately he dislocated his elbow in a bad fall – very impressive – hope he recovers soon!

And to finish, fireworks in puppets, smoke bombs in the bowl and confetti!

For more watch the photos and the video.

Thank you very much to all attendees, Sponsors (Flow store, Manic, 310 project and Confusion magazine) and everyone who helped me to organize this event. Next time, more and better!” - Hector “Chetos” Heredia

Asier Calvo. Nosepick. Photo: Cosme Portuondo

Asier Calvo. Nosepick. Photo: Cosme Portuondo

Urtzi Unanue. Stalefish. Photo: Cosme Portuondo

Urtzi Unanue. Stalefish. Photo: Cosme Portuondo

Urtzi Unanue. Fakie tuck knee. Photo: Cosme Portuondo

Urtzi Unanue. Fakie tuck knee. Photo: Cosme Portuondo

Glenn-Mustoe. Fakie wallride. Photo: Cosme Portuondo

Glenn-Mustoe. Fakie wallride. Photo: Cosme Portuondo

Kevin Campbell. Frontside grind.  Photo: Hector Heredia "Chetos"

Kevin Campbell. Frontside grind. Photo: Hector Heredia “Chetos”

Kevin Campbell. Frontside air.  Photo: Hector Heredia "Chetos"

Kevin Campbell. Frontside air. Photo: Hector Heredia “Chetos”

Ian Campbell. Tailslide.  Photo: Hector Heredia "Chetos"

Ian Campbell. Tailslide. Photo: Hector Heredia “Chetos”

Kevin Campbell and Dani. Photo: Nora Heredia

Kevin Campbell and Dani. Getting ready to drop in for the snake race. Photo: Nora Heredia

Ian Campbell. Frontside nosegrind. Getting ready to drop in for the snake race.  Photo: Nora Heredia

Ian Campbell. Frontside nosegrind. Photo: Nora Heredia

Ian Campbell. One foot backside ollie. Getting ready to drop in for the snake race.  Photo: Nora Heredia

Ian Campbell. One foot backside ollie. Photo: Nora Heredia

Getting ready to drop in for the snake race.  Photo: Nora Heredia

Getting ready to drop in for the snake race. Photo: Nora Heredia

Snake Race in full effect.  Julen Mercader. Blunt to fakie on the mega mini ramp. Getting ready to drop in for the snake race.  Photo: Nora Heredia

Snake Race in full effect. Photo: Nora Heredia

Julen Mercader. Blunt to fakie on the mega mini ramp. Getting ready to drop in for the snake race.  Photo: Nora Heredia

Julen Mercader. Blunt to fakie on the mega mini ramp. Photo: Nora Heredia

Urzi Unanue. Biggest slam award! Dislocated elbow.

Urzi Unanue. Biggest slam award! Dislocated elbow.

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