BIG thanks go to James Parry, for organising and running the first Hip Wiggler Invitational - an event showcasing traditional longboarding on single fin logs here in the UK. Team Empire were humbled to be among the 16 participants, with a couple of invites for Alex and myself. The early rounds were held in some pretty chunky swell... I faired a little better than expected against some tough competition (plus a long swim after losing my board!), and well done to Alex for progressing to the semis. Welshman Elliot Dudley took the final, just beating Sam (pictured above in a mighty fine water shot by Dave), with new school shredders Jimbo and Caf taking 3rd and 4th respectively. It's really great to see the younger guys (and girls) continuing the single fin tradition and pushing it in a new direction. Good luck to James who has another invite to the next Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational, to be held next weekend at Malibu.