PEMBROKE Dock will be hosting its second-ever skateboarding competition this Sunday, August 27.

The competition, at Pembroke Dock’s skatepark, has once again been organised by local skateboarder and photographer Owen Howells.

Owen has been involved in the Pembrokeshire skateboarding scene for more than 15 years, and some of the older skateboarders around the county might remember the local skateboarding videos he made as a teenager – Beats and Pieces and Don't Walk.

After the success of last year’s event, this year will see the competition expanded to include the three different categories.

The first is the mini ramp competition, where entrants have 40 seconds to perform a sequence of tricks on the three foot half-pipe to impress the judges.

The competition will be split into three age groups: Under 16s, open all ages, and over 30s veterans.

The second competition is Best trick; the whole park is opened up for 45 minutes to all entrants, during the time the entrant who performs the best trick according to the judges wins.

There’s also the game of S-K-A-T-E, where entrants go head-to-head challenging each other to perform a particular trick. If the other competitor cannot successfully perform the trick they receive a letter. The first to receive all five letters of S-K-A-T-E loses.

Helmets are recommended for all ages but compulsory for under 16s competition.

Entry fee is £1 for under 16s, £2.50 for all other categories. Entry fees will be added to the prize fund.

“Spectators can come and watch for free,” said Owen. “It’s a great day out watching some of Pembrokeshire’s top skaters performing their best tricks and hopefully inspire others to give skateboarding a try.

“A food van will be on site to keep everyone from getting hungry.”

Entries should be at Pembroke Dock skatepark from 9.30 – 10.30 for registration, with the competitions starting at 11am and running in to the afternoon.