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Hi there, This post is being written on the morning of what was to have been the final day of Agenda. But sometimes things don't always work out. A lot of people who booked space at Agenda booked it because there were three days originally. But, that plan was...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
On November 29th, Enjoi Skateboards officially announced that Samarria Brevard would be joining their ranks as a professional team rider. Generally speaking, a skateboard team taking on a new rider is hardly newsworthy, or at most it’s noteworthy enough to warrant a...read more
TRIGGER WARNING - this article is about SCOOTERS. If you're a skater and can't handle this subject matter, stop reading immediately. If however, you have an open mind,continue reading. And, if you're a skateshop who seems to be on the decline and can't figure out how...read more
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...read more
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...read more
We reached out to the folks in Douglas, Georgia to get their take on things. UPDATE - as of November 29th SKATERS ARE WELCOME! Dear Mr. Brooke: The following answers relate to your questions within this email:Question #1 If skateboarders are banned, are scooters,...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Those familiar with the name Lucas Beaufort may remember the piece we ran on his wildly popular artwork earlier this year. Behind the colorful characters he paints on top of magazine covers, ads and other skate photos, Beaufort told CW, "My goal is to bring something...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Calleigh Little is doing something quite incredible in the world of skateboarding. She is going across the USA via longboard solo. We caught up with her in Wyoming. Before we get into the interview, here are some of Calleigh's impressive contest results: Adrenalina...read more
Red Rum is based in San Diego, California and was founded by a man who goes by the name of Jerm. He's got some great perspective on the skate industry. Jerm, why did you start Red Rum Skates?I started Red Rum Skates as an outlet to my art to bring back the old days of...read more
Most people who skate nowadays probably have no idea just how close the US government came to shutting it down during the 1970's. Thanks to Sally Ann Miller, you still have the freedom to roll in the USA. And thanks to Jim Gray of the mighty Powerflex Wheels and...read more
PHOTOS: AMY TORRES In my previous ventures out to cover some of the events that the Collegiate Skate Tour puts on, I have been lucky to cover them from ground level to get up close and personal to the shredding. This time however, sidelined by injury, I was fortunate...read more
Squishy 654 just completed a 50 Mile Electric Skateboard Ride, on one charge. You can see his previous video for more details on the electric skateboard he used. (below) Squishy is going for 100 miles next. And as Mr. Squishy writes: "If you have any beer to donate...read more
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