This past September, over a hundred skaters hailing from different scenes around the world converged for the fifth annual Whistler Longboard Festival (WLF) presented by Landyachtz Longboards. Located in beautiful British Columbia, the IDF World Cup race takes place on the road used to access the olympic luge track. The 2015 event was split into three days: the Sector 9 Freeride, qualifying, & race day. As a rain or shine event, skaters braved the wet and cold all three days. Nonetheless, the racers utilized rain wheels, ponchos, and whatever else they could to stay dry and the race finsihed successfully. Personally, I needed a both a poncho and a plastic bag around my camera to survive the weekend. From three days of shooting, I came home with over 40 gigabytes of photos to sift through regardless of the wet. After having made selections for an article in the just released winter issue of Skate[Slate] Magazine, I still felt I had some photos I wanted to share.
Brian Choi taking advantage of fridays freeride to get in a solo run.
I guess its better than a selfie stick.
Portland locals, Harrison & Martin Depass leading a pack out of the first straight.
Kurtis Dawe followed up by Johnny Yardwaste and couple other BC locals.
“Max Capps leads a pitted pack with his pit pack”
I bet Mauritz Armfelt’s arms felt tired after this run.
Per Pjäx Christner
Daniel Holdsworth finishes up a practice run.
Munkae man Josh Rolf and longtime Pro Jeff Budro take a run together.
Sector 9 squad rolls deep
Muirskate’s Scott Lembach stands up to his nickname- “El Beasto”
Big thanks to Matt McDonald for lending me his wide angle for a few hours.
Adam Persson looks down at his shoes, probably regretting not buying the blue Vans
Bricin Striker Lyons took a break from his paintball practice to announce a few rounds of qualifying
Josh Rolf knows whats up.
Oh, hay there Justin Readings.
Nick Breton taking home 1st in Masters’ Class.
Juniors final: Alex Charleson first, Tyron Knight second, Charlie Mcmillan third.
Emily Pross crushed it in Women’s. Check out the Winter issue of Skate [Slate] Magazine with Emily on the cover!
Standup: Alex Charleson first, Troy Grenier second, Laine Jackart third.
Opens: Troy Grenier first, Alex Hannigan second, Brendan Davidson third..
Skate[Slate].TV has also dropped an edit from the event you should check out:
For more Whistler Longboard Festival coverage, check out The newest issue of Skate[Slate] Magazine for an article featuring more of my photos and words by Les Robertson. Editor’s note: the photo of the finish line in the magazine is a shot you must see.