Meanwhile Gardens Revival Jam

The legendary Meanwhile Gardens will be treated to a Revival Jam this Saturday 21st September put together by locals to celebrate the end of the summer.

A comp for the ladies will be hosted by Samantha Bruce, alongide a mens jam put together by Finn Berentson. Expect a best trick comp, cold beers, music, BBQ food and a warm welcome from all of the local skaters that shred this amazing spot.

It’s been a long time since this skatepark received an event so get yourself down there in the sunshine and have a blast. It kicks off at midday and the address is 27-31 Elkstone Rd, W10 5NT. Map here.

Enjoy this ancient edit of our crew from yesteryear…

Crowdfund for the Hugo Palmer Memorial Skate Park

A new Crowdfund to build a new skateable object in the UK for Hugo Palmer is up and running and is currently two thirds away from reaching the £30,000 target.

Hugo and his best friend Erwan went backpacking to Australia this winter but sadly went missing in the ocean after getting caught in a rip tide and were never found.

“Due to the unusual circumstances of Hugo’s disappearance, and the resulting lack of closure, it has been very hard to say goodbye and organise a suitable ceremony and lasting tribute, or place to pay our respects to him,” explains Hugo’s family who are behind the crowdfunding.

Once the funds are reached a new skatepark in Forest Row will get the green light with the local council behind it. It’s an area that we annually visit on skate trips that is close to our hearts, so please help them reach their target to build a memorial ramp for Hugo and a new spot for us all to skate and remember his legacy.

We wish everyone involved in this project the very best. Head here to help.

Ben Raemers RIP – tribute videos

Ben Raemers – Xmas Jam winner 2008

It’s with a heavy heart that we, like you, are having to deal with the news of Ben Raemers‘ death. The news only broke 36 hrs ago but already tributes are pouring over the web from those who met him, skated with him and vibed off his wonderful presence.

We are pretty blown away to wake up to video tributes already.

Rob Mathieson and friends worked tirelessly to complete this incredible tribute at Victoria Park where Ben conquered the cradle gap.

Isle Skateboards’ tribute on IG is also particularly moving…

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We love you Ben. ❤️

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Ben was filmed in so many countries over the years that there will be absolutely loads of footage out there dating back to when he was a tiny Essex lad destined for success at the highest levels.

It’s too early to delve into why he has left us but when the time is right, it’s worth discussing to help others, but for now take in another video tribute that popped up in our feed today and cast your mind back to how much this guy brought to skateboarding.

Rest in Peace, Ben. You are sorely missed already. x

Evan Smith’s “War and Peace” Part

You knew this was coming when Evan Smith was announced in the final eight SOTY nominations and he has a damn good chance of claiming that prize. Get stuck into his War and Peace part for Element’s new video series. He’s another that is held together with super glue and can rock up to any spot and shut it down.