Santa Cruz Snowboards, one of the best-respected names in the industry, is celebrating its twentieth birthday as a snowboard maker this season and has decided to mark the occasion with a contest. The brand, which started out making skateboards in the seventies, will be hosting the Santa Cruz 20th Birthday Battle celebrating its history and its bright future. The event will take place in Manchester on October 2nd in the Chill Factore snowdome with the organisers promising to put out a particularly special park for the evening for all-comers to shred. Not only this, but the generous folk and Santa Cruz will be bringing down a whole host of next year’s boards – including the awesome All-Star – for people to try out. Hang on a sec, Santa Cruz giving us presents on their birthday? Now shouldn’t that be the other way round…?