Builders’ Jam: PuraPura – La Paz, Bolivia

“After the first day you could already see big progress. After two and a half weeks, with hard work, partying as gringos do with all the locals, eating coca leaves, drinking coca tea, and of course a lot of downhill sessions, we were almost finished building the skatepark, with one of the best views in the world!

behind the hole of death. Photo: Al Partanen

behind the hole of death. Photo: Al Partanen

The first day we skated the park, we started out with a big session on the miniramp, (and I have to say the day before we poured 80 cubik meters, most of it in a wheel barrow), so we all were pretty tired. After the mini ramp session we started skating the whole park. It was one of the best and most well deserved sessions I’ve ever had and I think I am not alone about that. The day was amazing! To see the smiles and happiness everybody had when we skated was all worth the effort!!
 The day ended up perfectly, partying at Hard Rock cafe…. crazy night!!!
An amazing trip, I can’t say any more!!

Thank you Bolivia, La Paz, Levis skateboard, PFK, Alis, 2ER crew, and to all the people that helped out during the project!!!” – Mathias Hall Laursen

overview at the beginning of building

overview at the beginning of building

working class

working class

the giant watching the liliputens work. Photo: association de skate

the giant watching the liliputens work. Photo: association de skate

some guides and things and people

some guides and things and people

a corner is almost born

a corner is almost born

shaping the concrete

shaping the concrete

one of the campfires in the unfinished park

one of the campfires in the unfinished park

lennsen, max, juppi and a dude i don't know, working on the flat

lennsen, max, juppi and a dude i don’t know, working on the flat

the hard working minidigger

the hard working minidigger

Bolivian Mama's, exited to skate the park

Bolivian Mama’s, exited to skate the park

fs grind over hole of death. Photo: association de skate

lensen, fs grind over hole of death as red beard looks on. Photo: association de skate

Melongrab, Mathias Hall Laursen. Photo: Erby

Melongrab, Mathias Hall Laursen. Photo: Erby

mimiramp session. Photo: association de skate

mimiramp session. Photo: association de skate

 someone skating the building. Photo: association de skate

someone skating the building. Photo: association de skate

Photo: association de skate

Photo: association de skate

boilvia gap. photo: association de skate

boilvia gap. photo: association de skate

lovely bolivia. Photo: Leo skater

lovely bolivia. Photo: Leo skater

almost complete. Photo: association de skate

almost complete. Photo: association de skate

almost complete 2.0 Photo: association de skate

almost complete 2.0 Photo: association de skate

4 thoughts on “Builders’ Jam: PuraPura – La Paz, Bolivia

  1. It was a great time and we all have been very productive. We can be proud of the fact we have been building this concrete monster all by hand.

  2. Wow!!! I am very impressed…..from my point of view, one of the best things that happened in the name of skateboarding…..
    Big congratulations to everyone who was part of that.

    Pudi

  3. so amazing how can the world be united … i respect every person involve in this awsome project,thnx la paz ill never forget pura vida!

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