Skateboarding has been around since the 1950s, evolved from a tiny Californian subculture. It first came about as an alternative to surfing when the water was flat but it eventually broke off and formed its own unique subculture based around the act of performing tricks on a skateboard. 50 years later skater boys and girls perform across city squares worldwide, transforming sport in culture and for many, in an entire lifestyle. Where to find a spot? Everywhere. Have a look a these four unexpected skateboarding places all over the world and don’t forget the board for your next travel destination.



The most popular of Indonesian islands has deep roots in both surf and skate culture. The island houses many skate parks for those looking to take a break from the waves. The views are unreal as you pass by the staircased rice patties and ancient temples.



Arriving in 1986, skateboarding has been slow to develop due to the lack of strong preexisting street culture and skating infrastructure. Over time, more and more skate parks have emerged in metropolitan areas such as Shanghai or Shenzhen till the historic Great Wall of China in Beijing or China’s wild west in Xinjiang.



From 1978 to 1989, skateboarding was banned in Norway, so skateboarders constructed ramps in forests and other secluded areas to avoid the police. Skaters took to remote mountain roads around the city in the Norwegian hills, which still remains as one of the most scenic routes to experience the country’s natural beauty.



The rocky archipelago sits alone in the middle of the sea, lying roughly between Iceland and Denmark. The islands are home to some of the most amazing sea cliff and waterfalls as well as unusual and unexpected spots. Exeperience skateboarding far from the rest of the world.

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