Mesa de las Tablas Longboard Fest

The IDF was happy to be back to Mesa de las Tablas in Arteaga, Coahuila, Mexico for the 5th annual Longboard Festival. Past Open category winners include Dustin Hampton, Kyle Martin, Trevor Baird and Byron Essert. With 100,000 pesos for podium prize money, beautiful weather and friendly locals this event was sure to kick some ass for yet another year.

Open Final - Photo by Enrique Alvarez del Castillo
Open Final - Photo by Enrique Alvarez del Castillo

An estimated attendance of 3,000 spectators watched over some of fastest Downhill Skateboarders from Costa Rica, Colombia, USA and France battle it out on the 3.5 KM, 8 corners, 2 hairpins and 4 right sweepers.

Kyle Wester takes the price - Photo by John Huey (SkateSlate)
Kyle Wester takes the price - Photo by John Huey (SkateSlate)

Open

  1. Kyle Wester (USA)
  2. Gerardo Moreno (Mex)
  3. Oscar Gutierrez (Mex)
  4. Brian Sandoval (Costa Rica)
MLF Women podium - Photo by Jon Huey (SkateSlate)
MLF Women podium - Photo by Jon Huey (SkateSlate)

Women Results

  1. Marie Bougourd (France)
  2. Marcela Vanegas (Colombia)
  3. Valeria Fuentes (Mexico)
MLF Junior winners - Photo by Lee Cation
MLF Junior winners - Photo by Lee Cation

Junior Results

  1. Luis Gonzalez (Mex)
  2. Uriel Torres (Mex)
  3. Martin Villagrana (Mex)
  4. Irvin Alveraz (Mex)

The annual race in Mesa de las Tablas, Arteaga is the largest Mexican gravity sports festival and is known through the world as one of the best technical downhill skateboarding race tracks in the world. The rider were all stoked on the track and the amount of runs on the this longer track. Starting at an elevation of 9000 ft the track winds down a steep mountain road before ending right in the centre of Mesa de las Tablas, a tiny town high in the mountains above the big city of Monterrey.

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Lee Cation

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A Downhill Skateboarder and Event Producer from Vancouver Canada, known for founding the Whistler Longboard Festival, The Britannia Classic, Skate Sun Peaks and the IDF.