The annual Margaret River SAMM Fest featured some jaw-dropping action from a big crew of local skaters. The open division was dominated by local favourites Sunny Grapes and Quinn Thompson with Sunny nailing a huge 360 backside indie over the hip section and Quinn pulling off some incredible judo airs. Rollins Moore and Malik Garcez also performed well in the under-16s. The 12-and-under division was jam-packed with competitors as young as five taking part. Local standouts were Kalani Cruz and Dunsborough’s Otis Seinkwitz. The female skaters were awe-inspiring as well, with local shredders Indigo Dale and Paige Hayward showcasing their skills. The Skating, Arts and Mental Health Festival skate jam was designed to focus on having fun and showcasing skills to the broader community. Prizes valued at $500 were donated by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River. SAMM Fest commentator and Soggy Bones owner Luke Ward said it was always a pleasure to oversee the skating contest. “I love putting on a show for the parents, family and friends, and for those travelling within the region,” he said. “I say bring on more and let’s get a huge international skate event at this skate park. It’s calling for it.” SAMM Fest was also supported by the Shire’s Youth Advisory Council and the Concrete Club.