From the BBC news website:
'Extreme sports in Tynemouth
Xperience 08 is a new extreme sports festival on Tyneside. This October you can try your hand at surfing, BMXing or skateboarding right by the beach.
Lovers of surfing, snowboarding and stunt riding have a lot to look forward to this autumn.
Xperience 08 is a new extreme sports festival for the north-east of England and it's being held in Tynemouth on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October 2008.
Some of the best skaters, boarders and BMX-ers in the business will be showing off their skills to spectators and running coaching sessions for anyone who fancies having a go themselves.
Team Extreme pro-riders, skateboarders and in-line skaters will be performing in a massive big top on Beaconsfield (the grassy area by the Blue Reef Aquarium), where there will be a skatepark and vertical halfpipe.
Outside, fans of snowboarding can watch experienced boarders catching air on a special snow quarter pipe.
Meanwhile, down on Longsands, some of the UK's top surfers will be competing in the North East Open.
The competition is part of the BPSA UK Pro Surf Tour and the first leg in the Quiksilver UKPST Triple Crown (the other legs are in Scotland and Ireland).
Tynemouth's very own Sam Lamiroy, who won the tour in 2007, will be in the water in his bid to retain the title.
There will be lots of opportunities to "xperience" all the sports first hand for anyone inspired by all the talent on show.
Throughout the weekend there will be surfing taster sessions, skate and BMX workshops and the chance to go snow tubing on real snow just a few metres from the beach!
Performances by local bands and DJs will add to the laid-back vibe over the two days.'
The website for the event is crap and has no updates. Hope the course is good though and the party at the Park Hotel afterwards is usually canny..