It’s baltic out there! It’s a phrase you hear a lot in the UK, especially during a frigid street sesh down town center. Forget that, summer in the Baltics is bliss. Latvia is sandwiched between Estonia, it’s northern neighbor and Lithuania to the south. In mid-summer, the mercury easily reaches 30c, with long days and short nights. GGFEST has been going strong now for the last decade, growing bigger with each year, attracting an ever-expanding roster of new international pro riders and returning veterans. (Shout out to Hectors)
GGFEST is held in Ventspils, a picturesque port town on the country’s northwest coast. Its white sand beaches and clear Baltic waters are a real draw for Latvian holiday-goers, and it’s easy to see why once you’re there. It’s not all peace and tranquility though, as come the weekend of GGFEST the town gets a shot of adrenaline mainlined into its arm and things start to get fast and loose.