Let kids be kids. A statement that has driven GoPro For a Cause partner SanSkate to make a difference in their community. Supported by the nonprofit Dominino, San Skate’s mission is to provide a safe place for children who enter the work force at a young age to put their struggles aside, and just be kids through skateboarding.
Artist James Kendall shares his journey that led to showcasing his grip tape art at the MOB Grip show in support of Boards for Bros to participating in the MOB Grip Challenge. Follow his process and get inspired to do your own art on The Grippiest grip!
Turning someone pro starts long before the actual debut of their first pro board. With Henry Gartland, we had been working on this behind the scenes since the start of 2019. As he continued to push his skating, we all got a front row seat to watch him become the pro that we all knew he would be. When Henry left us back in January it was a loss not only to all of us that were close to him, but to the skate community around the world. Although we are still working through this we want you to know that the support and love from everyone out there has been incredible.
It is at the request of the family that we move forward with the release of Henry’s pro boards. The proceeds of which will be donated to The Henry Gartland Foundation. Henry’s father, Eric, explains that the foundation will focus specifically on brain health. We ask that you please visit the website and follow their instagram for updates and to learn more.
The first boards will available around the end of May, which is subject to change. We appreciate your patience and will be releasing 3 decks total for Henry in 2021.
In our hearts forever E Henry Gartland
Please visit TheHenryGartlandFoundation.org for more info.
Grind for Life at Zephyrhills, Florida went down last weekend. GFL is a series of street and bowl contests that benefits the Grind for Life Organization that assists cancer patients with travel expenses for treatment. In 2021, GFL has adaptive divisions at every stop.
Grind for Life at New Smyrna, Florida went down last weekend. GFL is a series of street and bowl contests that benefits the Grind for Life Organization that assists cancer patients with travel expenses for treatment. In 2021, they have adaptive divisions at every stop now.
Grizzly teamed up with The Local Hearts Foundation and Just Have Fun for a skate event in the Long Beach, CA on Saturday March 6th at McBride skatepark. Torey Pudwill and Boo Johnson were there and handed out cash and Grizzly goods for the best tricks. Shoutout to Just Have Fun and special thanks to Mexihanas Hibachi Grill for supplying the food.
Grind For Life is a national all ages and skills series of skateboarding contests in both bowl and street. In 2021, they partnered with USA Skateboarding to bring Adaptive Divisions to all stops.
Oscar Loreto Jr explains what Adaptive is, how skateboarding fits in, and how the Adaptive Clinics at GFL Series stops will work.
Grind For Life Series at St Petersburg, Florida went down last weekend. GFL is a series of street and bowl contests that benefits the Grind for Life Organization that assists cancer patients with travel expenses for treatment. In 2021 there are adaptive divisions at every stop now!
Skatelite teamed up with Elliot Sloan and his apparel brand Sloan Wolf Co. to bring you two new limited edition Skatelite Henleys. For every shirt sold Skatelite will donate $10 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Pick up a shirt HERE.
So, ladies and gentlemen, if you have not already had the pleasure then allow us to introduce you to George Zuko – a candidate for raddest human in the world today. As with Sandy Alibo in Ghana, George has been a talismanic figure in the development of skateboard culture here in Kenya.
How about this: George is a skater who helps run skate camps at an educational orphanage where the country’s first skatepark resides. Think about that for a moment. Children sleeping on the streets are by no means uncommon in Nairobi, and George introduced us to two young rippers who once slept right by the local skate spot – and started skating as a result. With George’s introduction of skating into their lives, The Keedz (‘the pair’) are off the streets, enrolled in school, and ripping.
Samuel Mwangi and Ezra Nyongesa – everyone calls him Balo, though – proved constant companions for Jaakko Ojanen, Chenai Gwandure, Yann Horowitz and Jackson Pilz as our joy bus spent a week rolling around with the skate scene of Nairobi. Sam even shot Balo’s front board photo from this feature on his first try with a camera. Fast learner!
The Shangilia association which runs the educational orphanage space where the radiant skatepark resides work with hundreds of such children every day. Watch Patrik Wallner’s superb documentary on Jaakko and friends’ skate mission with the local rippers of Nairobi above.
Watch as DEW skateboarder Sean Malto works with a local build crew to give back to his hometown community by constructing a new skate feature at a legendary DIY park.
Grind For Life presented by Marinela at Tampa, Florida went down last weekend. It was also the Annual Awards and last stop for the year. GFL is a series of street and bowl contests that benefits the Grind for Life Organization that assists cancer patients with travel expenses for treatment. Check the results and more HERE.