Smooth Movers is back!
The U.K.’s finest exhibit of traditional surfing, combined with a showcase of music, art and really cold beer is about to unfold again before your eyes. Here’s everything you need to know:
The event will kick off on Friday 14th at 1400 with the ‘Move‘ exhibition, run from the ‘Rockpool Bar and Grill’, the far wests’ premiere beach side venue.
Friday night will see an evening of live music, general hysteria and yes, beer. Featuring, amongst others, Gwithians favourite son Tyler Crewes, Porthlevens best punk four piece Half Kut, and legend of the far west Frankie Davies.
Saturday will see the surfing, taking place from the idyllic National Trust setting at Godrevy beach. There’ll be the main event of Single Fin Longboarding, alongside the `Battered Fish’ twin fin division and the ‘Send it for Summer’ charity expression session.
One again our chums at Algorhythm will be taking us to the small hours on Saturday night. Hosting the official Smooth Movers afterparty on Saturday 15th September from 2200-0300. This time the boys are back, with their biggest event to date. 10 DJs, two rooms, and two marquees.
You’ll need a ticket for the Algorhythm bit; https://www.smoothmovers.org
This will be the pinnacle of traditional surfing in the UK and, combined with a showcase of music, art and really cold beer across the three days, probably quite a good weekend.
Should we talk Specifics?
We’ll open the doors to the event and our exhibition at 1400 on Friday 14th, featuring everything from the photography of Jack Whitefield to the more famous street fusion styled painting of Joe Greenaway. From 1600 we’ll experience the dulcet tones of Nick Radford to enhance the afternoon. The vibe will stay chilled out and quite sexy until around 1800, where we’ll welcome a few guest speakers to the stage to share a few words about the weekend and present some local shorts alongside a full feature film.
We have artisans of the traditional longboarding community coming in from Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A and across europe, so not only a chance to watch some great videos, a chance to meet and greet friends from near and far.
This will flow, as will the beer, into an evening of FREE live music from 1900, more beer and general hysteria.
Featuring, OLA LOCO, ‘Ola Loco take you on a journey through the genre of Surf Guitar; Heading South to pick up some Mexican vibes, screaming North in a high octane hot rod and sipping Margueritas in the tiki lounge. So sit back, relax and let the music wash over you like the ocean waves
TYLER CREWES. Gwithian’s favourite son Tyler Crewes, driving at 90, i’ll say no more.
THOMAS FORD BLUES; Born in a field 20-something years ago, Thomas Ford is a blues shouter, a guitar picker and a harmonica fire-breather. His energetic live shows have taken him from Bodmin to Berlin, his records have sold from the Eastern Block to the East Indies and he has been played on radio shows from Luton to Laos. Mixing delta blues traditions with nu-blues songwriting, this one man trio has been hailed as “The rising star of British blues”.
FRANKIE DAVIES; Gwenver’s favourite daughter, Frankie Davies is at the leading edge of the boom in UK Country music and has been delighting fans in the UK and beyond with her unique blend of Country and Americana.
HALF KUT; Porthleven’s number one PUNK band. No introduction needed. White dragon and te rest of the gang grace us with their presence. Prepare yourself.
FREE OF CHARGE, YOU LUCKY DEVILS
LETS GET NAUGHTY
Saturday; The surfing will kick off at a leisurely 10:00 to accommodate for sore heads the night before. There will be biére and there will be food. The surfing will run through to 16:00, log division, hugely anticipated ‘Battered Fish’ division all culminating in the execution of our famous ‘Send it for Summer’ charity expression session. The art exhibition will re-open at The Rockpool at 1500 and we’ll meet back here post surfing for dinner, drinks, speeches and raffles(!!)
Once again Algorhythm will be hosting the official Smooth Movers afterparty on Saturday 15th September from 22:00-03:00. This time the boys are back with their biggest night to date, with six acts spanning two rooms and two marquees. The lineup on the night features a mixture of fresh new faces – including Australian based ‘Barrington’ and Bristolian duo ‘Ere Wax’ – performing alongside a host of their resident DJs.Room 1 will be the slightly ‘harder’ of the two areas; Room 2 will be showcasing electronic music at the slightly lighter end of the spectrum. Both areas will feature imported Funktion One sound systems, along with powerful lighting by Audiosource.
Sunday; Finals day, we’ll kick off at 1200 to accommodate for sore heads of a different magnitude, there will be more beer and there will be more food. Come and witness this surfing. It will be exponentially epic. We’ll wrap up by 1600, head back to the event site to enjoy the last of the exhibition and the prize giving. Thank Yous, au revoirs and probably a few more beers.
We’ll see you soon.