Beginning of the year, new energy, new time to spend looking for new discoveries. Once again, I travel to this peacful place, and just as I did in the place before (Spanish Paradise in Confusion #10) I found more than I expected. The skate spots were more than I had ever imagined. This trip turned into a crazy kind of stokin’ search and find new DIY and new skateable landscapes inside this Atlantic paradise.
Tenerife, Orotava – Part One
Happy to be back in the green and sociable island of Tenerife (capital of the West Canary Islands) happier, if I could be, to meet old friends that live there who always have a great plan to enjoy as much as possible.
In Tenerife you can find three concrete skateparks: Los Realejos, Puerto de la Cruz, and Punta del Hidalgo. This time we skated Puerto de La Cruz, a concrete bowl, and carved til sunset. My friend Juan told me to go visit Angelito’s ramp that Angelito and his father built up – a DIY project, gnarly wooded indoor miniramp, so they’re in really good company with that wooden jewel in front… no way!!
“Volcanic session” our bodies roll in once and again, in this never exhausting machine of sensations.
Nice work, sweet wood in Angelito’s DIY.
Night comes down! Time to recover energy with some “papas arrugadas” with “mojo picon” and some “iced cold Doradas” make you feel ready for more.
Tenerife was rad!!
La Palma (water tanks and DIY) – part 2
Some days later I move to the greener La Palma island, known as “La isla bonita”.
The island has thousands of banana trees… and there we found lots of “water tanks” used to contain water for the banana fields, this concrete water taks don’t have smooth surfaces, transitions, or big concaves to carve fast as hell. The beautiful Canary Islands for some sneaky skate sessions.
In La Palma is also a DIY skatepark, awesome work made by the locals, taking old used ramps, repairing and bringing them back to life, mixed also with some concrete stuff, that gives a plus to this super nice spot.
See you soon!
From La Palma, we sailed back to Tenerife. I skated Punta del Hidalgo and before leaving the island some information about some pools reached my ears…
I hope to be back as soon as possible, thanks all my friends in the Canaries, the ones I skated with, the ones that made these days in the sunny paradise more epic and memorable than ever.
Special thanks to Juan Mendez del Hoyo, Quillo Perez and Pablo Otamendi.
Photos + words: Borja Casas