Saturday, September 30, 2023
September 30, 2023

Salt Spring Slasher longboard race returns

The Salt Spring Slasher longboard race and freeride event returned to the island and Juniper Place on the Aug. 19-20 weekend for the first time since 2019. 

The event is organized by Max Kaye, who has raced internationally and grew up on Salt Spring Island, beginning his skating career at the Kanaka Road Skatepark as a youth before discovering longboard racing. He says the Slasher is known as one of the fastest races in Canada, if not the fastest.

Nick Rosewell won the competitive event for the second time running, followed by Benjamin Robinson in second spot and Ajay Daniels in third. It was the 12th Slasher race in 15 years, with three events lost to the pandemic from 2020 to 2022.


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