ON THIS day ten years ago The Argus went to Beachy Head, Eastbourne, where hundreds of skateboarders descended on the town for the World Downhill Skateboarding Championships. The competition was fierce and even our reporter decided to have a go

Hundreds of skateboard enthusiasts descended on Eastbourne for the World Downhill Skateboarding Championships

The races were enthralling – and not all were traditional forms of skateboarding

The three-day event was captured on film

The races were all about speed and skill as competitors gave it their all

The event attracted some of the world’s top skateboarders

Riders from around the world were in Eastbourne to prove they were the best in the world

Even Argus reporter Richard Gurner was brave enough to have a go