Volcom, Wadi Adventure, and RAGE brought the surfing and skating culture alive in the UAE at “Just Add Volcom” at Wadi Adventure in Al Ain over the weekend. The competition is one of the biggest surfing and skateboarding events in the Middle East. The day-long event concluded its fourth edition on Friday bringing more than 45 skateboarders and surfers together to relish a day of outdoor sports at Wadi Adventure, the Middle East’s first man made whitewater rafting, kayaking and surfing facility.
Waves, good vibes and the last of the gorgeous UAE winter left over 100 spectators rapt as the region’s best board riders battled it out on the shores and the mini ramp.
Commenting on the event, Alex Medvedev, Brand Manager for DDE Action Sports said, “We are all very pleased with the event participant turnout and spectators who came down to support the event. It’s amazing to see the constant growing board sports talent in the region and the positive vibes from all surfers and skateboards involved. Hope to be doing more of these events and seeing new faces in the near future.”
In the winner’s circle, Karina Bensemann, Winner of the Women’s Surf category, said “It was an epic day with great people! I would like to thank the RAGE and DDE team for letting us have fun doing what we love — Waiting for the next one.”
The competitions were split in two categories – Surf Jam, where male and female surfers competed together in Under 12, Under 18, and Above 18 categories; and Skate Jam Juniors (Above 14) and Seniors (Above 14) and Best Trick.
Photos supplied by: Max Buzin and PJ Cutting