Big Woody’s & Z-Flex GSD 2015 Blackpool

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Go Skateboarding Day is always going to be a biggie in our calendars. This year was a much bigger one in Blackpool as Big Woodys shop also turned into a teen. To mark the shops 13th birthday and Go Skateboarding Day it was nice of Z-Flex to hire the park for the day and supply product that was given out through hectic jams and best trick contests.

Check what was thrown down on the day in this 6 minute edit full of carnage filmed and edited by Jake Powell.
Here’s to another 13 years!

SUPRA GSD video Manchester

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You can’t stop the Supra team from coming back to these shores, they absolutely love it, especially Manchester where NOTE teamed up for this year’s Go Skate Day celebrations with a plan to skate across the city.

Erik Elington, Lizard King, Boo Johnson, Pat Rumney, Lucien Clarke and Dee Ostrander were all involved. Head here for more pics from what looked like a top day out.

Parlour Skateshop and Lakai Go Skate Day video

The Parlour Skateshop Go Skateboarding Day cruise across East London with Lakai that rolled out on June 21st managed to avoid the wet weather and be a success. The posse did their best to avoid security guards who eventually had to just give in due to the amount of people involved. Well, almost. Watch this footage of them hiting up spots along the way from Mile End to Old Street. Looks like they had a blast.

Raemers, Barletta, Salazar and more skate a boat for GSD

Some people in this world are never content with just skating the curbs outside their house. Omar Salazar, Ben Raemers, Louie Barletta, Peter Raffin, Ryan Reyes and friends tear the fiberglass out this very shreddable marine vessel for Go Skateboarding Day!

Check out the ridiculous tricks from Raemers though. He sails it.

Go Skateboarding Day UK events round up

go-skateboarding-day-logo-whiteGo Skateboarding Day is here once again so if you are planning to skate today, here’s a few options of events and get togethers that have been made public this year. There will be plenty more so if you have plans in your local area, feel free to list them below in the comments for others to see. Click on the red links for more info where possible and feel free to send your photos and footage to us here if you would like your sessions seen on Crossfire.

Here’s what’s on our radar:

Parlour Skateshop and Lakai Shoes have hooked up for a cruise across London from Mile End to Old Street hitting up 7 spots kicking off at 4.30pm. The first 50 people will receive FREE Lakai tees.

There is also an early morning roll in the bowl at Victoria park, East London planned from 7am. ‘Bring your own breakfast’. I wonder if anyone actually made that one. Shots of sugar puffs on the coping please.

Bay Sixty 6 Skatepark will have their final jam  before the refit down here in London tonight from 4.30pm. Nike team riders Sean Malto, Youness Amrani, Lewis Marnell and Wieger Van Wageningen, alongside Fernando Bramsmark, Tim Zom, Chris Jones, Neil Smith, Daniel Kinloch, Joey Pressey and Korahn Gayle will be there for a session. They will also be hitting up spots around London during the day. Keep an eye on the Nikesb twitter to find out where and we will see you here later.

Ramp City Skatepark in Blackpool have a free session planned from 6.30-10pm. It’s also their 10th Anniversary jam, so celebrate this huge milestone of supporting their local scene and get down there to skate.

The Works Skatepark in Leeds have a session planned. Phone the park as their flyer says this is happneing on June 23rd, not today but they have the mini ramp in the yard all up and running, a BBQ going on all day too. For everyone who turns up to our event they also go a Works Go Skate Day t-shirt.

The Space in North Berwick, Scotland have £1 skate sessions from 10am-2pm and 6pm-10pm.

Chichester skateboarders have a get together planned starting at Chichester Skatepark from 4pm, followed by a game of S.K.A.T.E at their multi-storey car park where a death race will take place.

Guildford’s Skateboards have planned a Hill Bomb.

Newquay’s locals are meeting near the bus station to skate various spots in the area.

Worthing’s skateboarders have planned a meet up at Homefield Park at 4pm for an hour session followed by street cruise that will lead to the pier for a game of S.K.A.T.E.

In London, Supra team riders and Slam City Skates staff have teamed up at the shop from 4.30pm and will skate street down to Kennington and give out prizes.

Telford and Wrekin locals will meet up at Telford Magistrates Courts for street sessions localy.

In Southend, there will be a meet at the seafront.

In Peterborough, there’s a session planned at the Meethill Skatepark.

HAVE FUN AND LIST YOUR LOCAL SESSIONS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

Lakai vs Parlour Go Skateboarding Day spot sesh

Parlour Skateshop have hooked up with Lakai Shoes this Thursday 21st June for a cruise across London to support Go Skateboarding Day. The street sesh will include hitting up 7 spots that start at Mile End and finish at Old Street kicking off at 4.30pm. The first 50 people will receive FREE Lakai tees. How can you miss this?

Nike team at Bay 66 London for Go Skateboarding Day

NIKE PRESS RELEASE:

“SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE”

NIKE CELEBRATE GO SKATEBOARDING DAY & ANNOUNCE THE REDEVELOPMENT OF BAY SIXTY6

Next Thursday 21st June, Nike UK will join a global community in celebrating Go Skateboarding Day with the Nike Skateboarding team passing though London to hit up some iconic skate spots before a free public demo at Bay Sixty6.

The event will also mark the final skate session at Bay Sixty6 as we know it, as Nike say ‘Sorry For The Inconvenience’, close the doors and embark on a state-of-the-art redevelopment of the park.

To commemorate the annual celebrations, the global Nike Skateboarding team, including Sean Malto, Youness Amrani, Lewis Marnell and Wieger Van Wageningen, alongside Fernando Bramsmark, Tim Zom, Chris Jones, Neil Smith, Daniel Kinloch, Joey Pressey and Korahn Gayle plan to get London skateboarding and honour one of the most authentic activities in the world.

Throughout the day, come rain or shine, the team will take in some of London’s classic skate spots, from the Southbank to Stockwell, before heading to Bay Sixty6 for a signing session and the final demo at the existing park. To follow the action, or even better, come and join these sessions, London’s skateboarders will have to follow Nike Skateboarding on Twitter and Instagram for clues and updates about when and where they will be.

To mark the occasion Bay Sixty6 will also have free entry all day for the public to skate their own personal, final session before meeting the Nike Skateboarding team and skating alongside them in between demos.

Skate Sessions across London: 12.45-5.00pm
Free Public Signing & Demo at Bay Sixty6: 6.30-8.30pm

During the renovation, the public will be able to keep track of progress but also take a look back at the history and heritage of the notorious Bay 66 on their new Facebook page www.facebook.com/BaySixty6

Skateistan enjoyes Go Skateboarding Day in Afghanistan

skateistanOver 180 kids of Kabul, Afghanistan enjoyed their 3rd organised Go Skateboarding Day yesterday.

Reading updates from their blog last night, the organiser noted that; “Some skated, some sat and were pushed by a friend and others ran, awaiting their turn. Regardless of how they negotiated the 1.6km route, over potholes in the fiery sunshine, they smiled and laughed all the way. It was difficult to tell what surprised onlookers more, the magical wheeled boards or simply the speeding clusters of boys and girls dressed in flowing, coloured rainbows of Afghan clothing. Gentle nods sent the happy spectacle on its way, as life returned to normal in its wake.”

It’s amazing to see this happening. Watch the trailer for the full Skateistan: Four Wheels and A Board in Kabul film and note that it has been selected for inclusion in this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival that is running right now. If you are a skate distributor reading this, then donate some product to their cause. Let us know and we will run some news for you. All details here.