THE RETURN OF THE VERT SKATEBOARDING SERIES TO SOUTHSEA
The vert ramp/halfpipe at Southsea Skatepark has been iconic going back as far as the late 80s, with local pros like Gary Lee, Mark & Barry Abrook, Ian Harper and more having photos of them skating it published in all the UK magazines. Impossivble to forget that all the best visiting US pros from the 80s and 90s also skated the vert too, including Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero and so many more. Since then there has been a few iterations of the vert ramp but all pretty much the same size/dimensions, up until last year when the new vert ramp was installed. This new ramp is HUGE, high enough with enough vert to allow for huge airs and wide enough for flow and lip tricks. The ramp is now one of the best in the UK and most likely Europe too.
This new ramp is HUGE, high enough with enough vert to allow for huge airs and wide enough for flow and lip tricks…
Last year’s competition saw some incredible skating by once Flip Skateboards skater Andy Scott plus a host of talent enjoying the park in the summer sunshine…
On the 18th June the Shut Up and Skate competition (that also echoes back to the 80s) will return to Southsea, as part of the UK Skateboarding Vert Series, bring with it dozens of skateboarders from all over the UK. Last year’s competition saw some incredible skating by once Flip Skateboards skater Andy Scott plus a host of talent enjoying the park in the summer sunshine. Be sure to come down on the 18th and get involved, from 10 to 6pm, if you want to enter it is £10, if you want to spectate it is only £2.
Southsea Skatepark is a charity run local organisation and all support makes a real difference in keeping this legendary skatepark open in our city.
The poster below has lots more details (and is coincidentally designed by Barry Abrook).