This past month we rolled the ramp down to Cocoa Beach, FL where Ron Jon’s Surf Shop hosted their annual Beach n’ Boards Fest. From Thursday till Sunday there was plenty to stay entertained with; from Vans and Ron Jon putting on a surf contest, Billabong and iWake running their portable tow wakeboard setup, Volcom hosting their sea oat planting along the beaches dunes, and RVCA and Collegiate Skate Tour putting on contests, best tricks and demos on the ramp, there was definitely something for everyone to enjoy.
We had our good friends at House of Marley hosting the ramp there this year, and it made for some good times having some of their skaters out on the ramp like OG pro Karl Watson and Puerto Rican ripper Alexis Rivera. Along with the Marley team, we were gracious enough to have Keegan over at Collegiate Skate Tour put on a divisional skate contest that brought out plenty of local Cocoa Beach skating talent. And to top it all off, RVCA came out with Curren Caples and Greyson Fletcher to have a little demo with the Ron Jon team and host a bangers-for-bucks best trick contest with over $500 in cash and prizes, where we saw some familiar heads come out to grab some cash like Hawaii Billy, Keith, Poptart and Nick coming out from Orlando, and the always entertaining Matt Call. Needless to say it made out for a great session and plenty of entertainment !
Among those that helped out on the ramp, big thanks to all of the other vendors and everyone that came out for making this a killer festival; House of Marley, RVCA and Collegiate Skate Tour, Ron Jon for putting all of this on, Sun Bum with free sun screen samples out for everyone to keep from burning in the hot FL sun, Fox stayed hooking it up and we got to see some crazy mountain boarding skills out on the ramp courtesy of their bus driver Kody Stewart, Honda, Go Pro, Volcom, Billabong, iWake, Vans, and all the killer food trucks out there!