With the sun blazing down upon the Devon coastline, the gates to the very first Spring Classic festival flew open to an excited crowd ready for an amazing weekend by the waves.
The arena was soon buzzing with surfers, skaters, families and friends drinking in the sunshine and enjoying the entertainment on offer.
The drinks began flowing, music acts including Porij and Plump DJs took to the stage and festival-goers donned their best dance shoes against panoramic ocean views.
As the sun went down on day one, Hot Chip took to the stage to turn the party up a notch with a Friday night DJ set that got the crowd bouncing. Those with gas left in the tank then headed for the Wavelength Bar for a showstopper from JFB.
The morning kicked off with a DnB dance workshop for energetic early birds, as well as yoga sessions for those looking for a slower start. Days brewing then took groups on a beautiful trail run along the coastline and onto the beach.
The skate ramp and pump track saw plenty of action, with the standout shredders rewarded with board giveaways and cash prizes, as well as instructors on hand to help those first time rollers.
Competitors of the Surf Invitational hit the water, making the most of the little peelers rolling into the bay on a range of retro boards. With headstands, coffin rides and tail slides, the beach vibes were well and truly on point! Get the full lowdown on the surfing here.
As the tide pushed onto the rocks, everyone returned to the main site and White Claw’s were cracked, with the Wavelength Bar seeing skimboard sensation and Reef ambassador Blair Conklin premiere his brand new movie before giving away a surfboard to a stoked grom.
With golden hour descending upon the hillside, the coals were ablaze for the Fire Pit Feast, with plates piled high, drinks flowing and an ocean sunset on offer for all. As the last of the sun dipped its head below the horizon, crowds headed to the main stage throwing plenty of shapes to the electronic grooves of headliners, Crazy P.
The party continued into the early hours with the Wavelength Bar offering Alfresco Disco dance-offs and Onfire and Rescued pumping out tunes under the stars – more than one surf competitor may have hit it a little too hard!
Sunday saw us greeted with another glorious sunrise and any sore heads were soon forgotten about as the Fire Pit offered up a delicious brunch and Bloody Mary combo.
Yoga and massage sessions were on hand to help relax and rejuvenate and kids were kept entertained with forest school sessions, circus workshops and campfire stories.
Day two of the Surf Invitational saw the swell drop to a ripple, with surfers instead donning their rash vests in a paddle race that offered shoreline sprints and plenty of beachside banter. The winners were crowned and the party headed back up the hill for a final night of festivities.
Sunday evening delivered the ultimate sundowner session, with The Nextmen & Dynamite MC taking centre stage to offer up an eclectic mix of hip hop, pop, soul and indie beats, resulting in plenty of dancefloor domination from raving revellers young and old.
Following plenty more after hours entertainment in the Wavelength Bar, the last of the festival-goers turned in for the night and the final curtain fell on Spring Classic 2022.