The Abu Dhabi Downhill Skateboarding Crew, a UAE-based community of longboarders, is hosting round two of the Emirates Downhill Challenge on December 9, 2016 at the Jebel Jais Mountain, Ras Al Khaima, UAE.
The event is expected to bring together a crowd of over 100 people with 60-70 downhill race participants under three categories; Open, Master and Women Division.
Alec Buan, one of the Crew’s founder, who tells us how their little over-a-year-old collective has grown from skate session buddies and Friday skate road trip group to successful downhill race event organizers.
Along with Alec, seven other folks initiated the establishment of the now called Abu Dhabi Downhill Skateboarding Crew. They are Kidong Rosales, Francis Jimenez, Nex Sarong, Joie Arevalo, Tadanori Daang, Juan Rosario and Christian Khir. The first Emirates Downhill Challenge held in their peak of growth at September 2015, was not initially put together as a competition. The crew was overwhelmed with the attention not only from riders but also from sponsors who were eager to support the longboard event.
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