Skateboarding Australia (SbA) is about to roll out another huge summer of skate with the highly regarded talent pool of Tasmanian skateboarders given first opportunity to showcase their skills,  when the first qualifying round of the six stops national series; the “SbA DEW Series presented by Arnette” drops into Devonport this Saturday the 5th of December.

With less than 48 hours left before the first round drops in for summer 09/10 the junior skaters from all over Tasmania have been putting their final runs together in preparation for the event.  The nationally-coordinated event will unearth the best skate talent that Tasmania has to offer, with twenty four of the state’s best skaters going on to represent Tasmania at the national finals being held in Sydney during March 2010.

Devonport City Council Youth Officer, Mr Damian Collins, said hosting the event is a great way for the Devonport area and its local skaters to be recognised on a national level.

“Having part of this Australian series in our backyard is a significant opportunity for skateboarders and kids in the Northwest of Tasmania,” Mr Collins said.

“There has been a great amount of hype and excitement being generated throughout Devonport and Tasmania since the announcement of the series that kicks off in Devonport this weekend.”