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Made in Venice DVD

For those lucky skaters who visit Venice, your journey there would not be complete without stopping by the City's incredible skatepark. It was skate legend Jesse Martinez who led the charge to get the park built. His tenacity and pure stoke for skateboarding...

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Heal Fast, Candy!

Last week I received one of the most distressing texts ever. It was sent by Dan Gesmer, founder of Seismic and he gave me the tragic news that Candy Dungan, our associate editor had hit the guardrail during a run in Colorado Springs. I called Dan immediately and found...

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More on Woodshops

A few weeks ago we did a story on what to look for (and to avoid) when it comes to choosing a woodshop. We know there are many folks out there who are very interested in starting up their own deck company. We heard from Mike Mahoney of Savvy Cycles and founder of...

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Swap Meet Toronto – No. 11

The 11th annual Swap Meet held at Roarockit is coming up fast. #SWAP11 happens on Sunday April 8, same place, same time as always. For those who don't know the exact address, it's 880 Millwood Avenue in Toronto. Temperatures are slowly warming up here Hogtown. The fun...

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Not for Profit

A quick glance over at Amazon USA and you can get into a longboard for $29.99 YIKES! (just kidding about the roll over image part!) And here's something else to consider - FREE SHIPPING How the F**K does this even work? Shipping has to cost something. A big box like...

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Ahmyo Wheels – As the Wheels Turn

We had a chance to meet up with Edward Cordero, the head of Ahmyo Wheels. Ahmyo Wheels…that is a unique name – what is the meaning of it? AHMYO is a vibration, like Om. And it means Absolute and Complete Trust In Self There is a great deal of spiritual signs and...

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Product Roundup

Long time readers of CW Mag will recall our Noteworthy column. Now that we've slightly changed the format of the magazine, we no longer have this feature. The truth is that we welcome your products to be showcased here on our site. But, we will let the court of public...

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Back from an Amazing Trip

Firstly of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to visit the new CW website. No matter what type of skateboarding you do, we welcome you! We have a lot more surprises in store. If you are dreading the drama Facebook with the passing of each day, we hope that...

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The New Wave is Live!

Welcome to the new website. Pardon the dust. We hope you like the new website and enjoy it! But, it's far from done. In fact, it will never be done, because we will always be working on improving it to keep up with it's own natural purpose to be an extension of the...

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Skateboarding in Palestine

  My name is Sirus Gahan and I’m a skateboarder, filmmaker and cinematographer. For one of my birthdays I was gifted with a small MiniDV video camera, a perfectly sized handycam that I kept in my bag. As most of my summer days were spent skateboarding, this became my...

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Happy New Year

Today is a day of new beginnings. For me it is both a new year and a time to reflect. The past year has been rather turbulent for many in the skate industry (myself included). And yet, it has also been a tremendous year for many as well (myself included).I wanted to...

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Dan MacFarlane’s Latest Video

I've known Dan MacFarlane for a number of years and frankly, he's one of the most gifted skaters I've ever encountered. Besides having an incredible style and creativity, Dan's "gift" to skateboarding is his extra-ordinary ability to teach others how to skate. His...

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Roots vs the Future

We are on official holidays starting today and coming soon you will encounter a whole new website. Meanwhile, I wanted to give you an update on things. I have just returned from the United Kingdom. It was an epic trip. More on that later.Oddballs - a great little...

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American Ramp Co. Hits NJ

As you may recall, we ran a piece on our website earlier this year featuring the crew over at American Ramp Co. and their latest project to hit the skateparks of the world: the “Pro Ops.” signature ramp series. This collection of ramps, rails and boxes appear...

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The Power of Venice

You may have heard of a new documentary called "Made In Venice." Jesse Martinez is the man behind this project. Jesse has been a be driving force within skateboarding for decades. Through his actions, along with a number of extraordinarily passionate people, the...

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Socking it to You! Two Stories on Socks

Skateboarding and socks. Ever since Stance hit, it's been a skate sock world.So, here are two stories on skateboarding and socks.  Pride Socks, an apparel brand empowering individuals to take pride in who they are, has teamed up with the youngest pro skateboarder, Sky...

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Who is Sammy Jackson – Part 1

Ever heard of Sammy Jackson? Well, if you're involved with longboarding, you should be. He is, without a shadow of any doubt, THE BEST PASSIONATE PERSON OF LONGBOARDING ON EARTH! Don't believe me? It says so right at his site: The funny thing is, I can't find anything...

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The Gun Buy Back

 Former pro skater Harvey Hawks spent 27 years in jail for 2nd degree murder. As he states - "the best atonement is a life well served." This child has gone from non-skater to skater in one small trade. It was Neil Carver, of Carver Skateboards who first approached...

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No Skateboarders/No Sex Offenders Part #1

Douglas, Georgia is about 3 1/2 hours south of Atlanta. For the past 54 years, the town has put on a Christmas Parade. Nothing odd about that - many cities across North America do this. What I found most unusual about the City of Douglas was their rules and...

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Artist Profile – Cory Scroggins

In the Winter of 2016, I fell in love with parking blocks in the depths of an unassuming New Jersey parking garage. Rows and rows of them. Always in pursuit of the best low impact skateboarding I can find, I would spend nearly every night from January through April...

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Thank You, Marc Johnson

As we just reported, Lucas Beaufort created an exceptional documentary called Devoted. He has just released a 19 minute extended video of his interview with legendary skater Marc Johnson.   "Did you ever see anyone take a laptop to a bathroom?" Marc asks. He is...

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Instagram/Magazine/Website Update

 First up, apologies to anyone who read my first post on Instagram yesterday. As my good friend Sean said, "it's not fully cooked." Actually, Sean didn't really say that, but it was the basic idea. There are so many things changing with Concrete Wave. A new team is...

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An Article Worth Recycling

It's been over 7 years since James sent Concrete Wave this piece on Skateboarding and Taoism. Take the time to read it. It's unique to CW...you won't find material like this in Transworld!  You can see the issue on line...

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From SkateBoarder to Action Now

 For most young skaters, the idea of a skateboard magazine including music, surfing, snowboarding and BMX doesn't seem like the craziest idea. But in 1980, readers of SkateBoarder Mag opened up the July issue to see this message inside:  The cover gave a hint of the...

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