Westbeach Snowflex Series Hits Halifax

Photos by Jools Smith
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Halifax kicked off the Westbeach Snowflex Series in Style on Saturday. With 40 competitors and a
whole load of spectators to push them on, we saw some sick riding.

Jamie Nicholls en route to victory.

The comp lasted all day with no one letting up. The standard was super high,
with Jamie Nicholls taking first place in the menʼs snowboard category after throwing down back 9ʼs
and switch b/s 540ʼs all day, with Danny McCormick just behind in second place, he too pulling
back 9ʼs off the legendary Halifax kicker. Andy Nudds came through to take third after a day of
solid riding with front 7ʼs, switch back 5ʼs and back 9ʼs.

Matt Macwhirter throws down a suitably dirty frontside on the dryslope. We like northern muck!

Billy Morgan enjoying some rare bluebird yorkshire conditions!

The Team event went down a treat being judged on ingenuity and fun by MC, Dan Ashton and Sue
from Westbeach. Team Old Skool broke out into some kind of 70ʼs style dancing, there were superman front flips, Michael Jackson moves in the air by the lasses
and other random inventive stuff! It was a close call but Rub a dub took first place followed by
Sheffield and then Stoke Skiers.

Danny McCormick gives it some rodeo action. Nutter.

Halifax is Jamie’s back yard, and it shows.

All in all the first stop of the series went down treat; the rain came when we needed it, there was
plenty of booty to give out to the riders and skiers and only one or two injuries (one being a fat lip
when judge JPʼs dog Mr Beefy head butted Col Mytton!). Roll on Bearsden.

Keep you eye out for some cheeky podcasts in the next couple of days, which will be posted exclusively at

The next stop of the Series is Bearsden up in bonny Scotland on the 22nd of August. Get it in your diary and pre register through the website ( to secure your place!

RESULTS Team Event

3rd Rub a dub
2nd Sheffield
1st Stoke Skiers

Endeavor Best unsponsored (trip to the final leg in Noeux Les Mines, France)

Joni Fountain

Whitelines Subscriptions (most consistent riding throughout the day)

Liz Osbourne
Pete Meadows

Document Snowboard Best Unsponsored (profile column in the magazine)

Joni Fountain

Under 16 Girls Snowboard

2nd Sophie Nicholls
1st Katie Ormerod

Womens Snowboard

3rd Leah Sill
2nd Kat Miller
1st Liz Osbourne

Under 16 Boys Snowboard

3rd Jake Terry
2nd Pete Meadows
1st Matt McCormick

Mens Snowboard

3rd Andy Nudds
2nd Danny McCormick
1st Jamie Nicholls

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