Vissla Cosmic Children 2017
Vissla is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Cosmic Children surf festival!
The Cosmic Children is a retro-style surf experience paying homage to an earlier era. The Cosmic Children will be held from June 16th to 18th at Liencres Beach in Spain. Come enjoy a journey back to the alternative, more experimental time of the 1970’s. A place where surfboards ruled surfshops, when shapers were gurus, and surfing had a mystical soul about it.
The event will feature 5 divisions including a Retro Surfing Category, Shred Your Shape, Family Tag Team, Finless expression session and a Body Surf Expression Session.
The retro surfing category will be based on surfing a single or a twin fin and original or replica boards are allowed. The Shred Your Shape division will gather Pro Shapers from all around Europe and beyond, including : Mark Phipps and Phil Grace from Australia, Kevin Olsen from South Africa, Kike Panera and Sergi Galano from Spain, Nuno Matta and Hugo Caratxana from Portugal, Francois Jaubert and Paul Duvignau from France, Markus Lascelles from the UK, Alexander Alders and Bart de Rooij from the Netherlands to name just a few…. They will need to shape and ride a replica of an MR twin fin or a Terry Fitzgerald single fin. The Shred Your Shape division will also have a series open to anyone that has shaped their own surfboard, so come on down and show what you can do on your board as they long as you have shaped and constructed at least 60% of their board. It can be either a single or twin fin.
The Family Tag Team will bring up to 3 generations of surfers of the same family competing together and the Finless expression session will be about everything finless and experimental. Our last category is the BodySurf Expression Session where all the mermaids and torpedos are invited to show their skills with a pair of fins.
There will also be a Pro Shapers tent where you can borrow and try different boards during the weekend.
On friday night the 16th we will offer an exclusive video premiere of our latest Vissla movie “Pedro’s Bay” at the lighthouse in Santander before moving to Liencres for the weekend.
Saturday night, D’Blanc will host a free concert right on the beach.
The Cosmic Children is open to the public and a true gathering of legends, groms, craftsmen and storytellers. The Cosmic Children has become a soulful grassroots eclectic surf gathering, a celebration of heritage and platform to swap ideas about surfboards, music and art.
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To see the Program for the event click here
Featuring the artwork from our Tide Riders Boardshort