Zarautz skatepark – Basque Country

The town of Zarautz on the Atlantic coast in Basque country has a long skate and surf tradition. A town well known for its world surfing championship had a skatepark built on the beach back in the late 1980s, inspired by the original La Kantera skatepark and the wave of skateparks that were built around the same time with a similar idea and shape (a couple banks and quarter pipes). But this old skatepark was in need of an upgrade, which ended up being fully rebuilt by Chetos, Patata and Dani, some skate locals from Kampsa DIY along with support from 310 skateshop who insisted the city council give approval and funding to rebuilt the old skatepark. The new Zarautz skatepark located right on the beach which also (no secret) can have really good waves is now open and ready to shred. The opening party is February 28th!

Photos Pablo Ribera

Old Zarautz Skatepark

Old Zarautz Skatepark

Old Zarautz skatepark

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Chetos, Patata and Dani

Chetos, Patata and Dani

Construction. Photo: Chetos

Before. Photo: Chetos

Zarautz overview. Photo: Chetos

After. Photo: Chetos

Diego Doural. Testing out the coping.

Diego Doural. Testing out the coping.

Pablo Ribera. fs lien air Photo:  Ibon A.

Pablo Ribera. fs lien air.  Photo: Ibon A.

Local ripper Alfonsito. Front smith.

Local ripper Alfonsito. Front smith.

Pablo Ribera. Photo: Javier Ben Hamed

Javier Ben Hamed. Photo: Pablo Ribera

Mikel Muguerza. Switch boneless.

Mikel Muguerza. Switch boneless.

Aitor Perez. FSA.

Aitor Perez. FSA.

Ibon Achutegui. fs grind.

Ibon Achutegui. fs grind.

Zarautz skatepark. 2015. Photo: Pablo Rivera

Zarautz skatepark. 2015. Photo: Pablo Rivera

Mikel Muguerza from Zumaia blasting a powerful fs shifty in one of the first sessions in the skatepark.

Mikel Muguerza from Zumaia blasting a powerful fs shifty in one of the first sessions in the skatepark.

Zarautz skatepark. Overview.  Photo: Pablo Rivera

Zarautz skatepark. Overview. Photo: Pablo Ribera

Zarautz overview. Photo: Chetos

Zarautz overview. Photo: Chetos

Drop in? Pat McClain did it...

Drop in? Pat McClain did it…

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www.confuzine.com/2012/07/08/kampsa-ii-diy-basque-country-20th-anniversary-party/

KAMPSA II DIY – End of Summer party 2013
www.confuzine.com/2014/01/23/kampsa-ii-diy-end-of-summer-party-2013/

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