9th Annual O Marisquino Festival in Vigo, Spain

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Last weekend the 9th annual O Marisquino Festival happened during beautiful summer weather in Vigo, Spain. The event, sponsored by Oakley, Redbull and Vans, featured skate, BMX, wakeboard, break-dance, music, and for the first time, urban downhill mountain bike.

Oakley banners surrounded the event and Oakley was the main sponsor for the urban downhill mountain bike.

Many notable athletes participated in the event such as Rafael Alvarez de Lara, the four-time cross-world champion, David Vasquez, the former European champion of downhill, and Eva Castro, one of the two females in the event of more than 70 riders. In bmx, Oakley’s Sergio Layos placed 2nd.

The event was a success with thousands of spectators. It is rumored to be one of the best events of core sports that Spain has ever had. Next year they may even include FMX which could make it a Spanish summer X-games.