Unfortunately there were problems with permits so officially the January Skate Rising event in Encinitas was cancelled.
But permits or lack of permits can’t stop skaters from skating, so part of the crew still came out. A huge part had an awesome time.
Should you skateboard where it’s not allowed? That’s a topic for debate, but should you skateboard at a park with your friends? That answer should be YES!
The skills I’ve learned at Skate Rising events have gone far beyond board skills. I’ve learned how to ask for help and how to help others. Those are two skills that I use on and off the board. People weren’t made to live in isolation, to be our best selves we need others. When we learn from others and then pass on that learning, that’s when community thrives.
I hope the permit issues get resolved, but even if they don’t I’m committed to helping at future Skate Rising events.
Happy Belated New Year. My new year has been super busy. My manager at Urban Board Shop is off to China where he’s part of their Olympic Skateboarding Training Team, so I’m working a ton more hours.
The shop is in Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad, CA and you can check us out on line too. While I don’t take stats class till next term, I’m sure the probability of seeing me there in 2020 is greater than ever before. I love it because I enjoy helping others both in person and through on-line orders.
As for the dress in the picture, that was for my last winter formal of high school. 2020 will be filled with lasts and firsts as I leave high school and start college. Will I keep rolling around San Diego, roll north up the coast, roll across the country north or south? Wherever I roll I know I’ll be taking my love of skateboarding with me.