West Hobart Bowl

Far away on one of the most southern islands in the world lies an ancient cement bowl, scarred by the movement of … Keep reading

Rohan Anderson. Frontside nosegrab over the hole on the pool coping at the end of the snake run. Photo: J. Hay

NorthBrigade 2.0 – Cologne, Germany

NorthBrigade is one of the oldest skateparks in Germany, established sometime in the 1980s. About three years ago the locals built the first concrete bowl in Cologne at the far end of the skatepark, called the Owl Bowl. Plans were later made for a full rebuild of the outdated skatepark, finances were put in place and before you knew it, the destruction of the old park was underway…

Zarosh throwing down a crail into the shallow end. Photo: J. Hay

Any Given Friday: Buena Vista Pool

Any given friday, a session like this could be going down at the Buena Vista square pool south of Santa Cruz, one of the longest running “backyard” pools in history. This pool has been skated by generations of legendary skateboarders. Most sessions these days include not only the old school pool shredders and underground legends, but also unknown new school pool riders that fearlessly roll in to the deep end and attack the “lip” as if they’ve been skating pools their entire lives, which quite probably they have. This pool is definitely harder to skate than it looks. Hopefully it will remain empty for another 30 years for following generations of pool skaters to shred without too much fear of the cops showing up and busting it, or without it being filled in with dirt like it has numerous times over the last 30 years.