Real Skateboards presents Out of Sight : Treasure Island DIY – a full length 43 minute documentary filmed over 2 years. We didn’t set out to make this film, it happened by chance… What started as a simple ‘How-To Build A Ledge’ video with our friend Josh Matlock ended with police cars and tickets, not unlike what usually happens to skateboarders daily… That bust lead to finding a new spot to build, away from prying eyes, on the semi-abandoned Treasure Island between Oakland and San Francisco. We kept the cameras rolling as it became clear the spot wasn’t getting demolished in the blink of an eye. It didn’t take long however for the city to find out about the spot, but the crew had a few more trick up their sleeves… See how this crew of renegade DIY builders took their ideas to City Hall and turned a desolate tennis court into an approved public skatepark.
We hope the film inspires the skateboarders in your area to unite together and build a DIY spot of their own. If there is already a DIY in your area it may light the fire under a new generation to get involved. Make it happen.
Atlanta, Georgia’s DIY spot faces possible threats of destruction. However, by signing this petition, we can all make a difference and help do our part to make sure the skaters of ATL can continue to rip the spot they built and cultivate.
This week’s featured site, Concrete Jungle Foundation, is a non-profit based in Trujillo, Peru whose main mission is to provide a high-quality skate park facility for the youth that becomes a means of improving self-esteem, promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and that builds positive relationships and a sense of community, all through the activity of skateboarding.
Vancouver’s DIY skatepark Leeside has been in the process of a rebuilding effort over the past months and to help cover the cost of materials, a funding effort has been set up online. To date, the volunteer group is a little over halfway in reaching their funding goal of $15k. Please visit the Leeside Go Fund Me page and learn a bit of history with this important piece of skateable real estate which was coined by fallen skater Lee Matasi. Your donation big or small is appreciated and a great step towards completing this effort. Thank you skateboarding.
Deluxe Distribution sends out a huge “Thank You” to all the skate shops and skaters for being a part of #THEBUILDPROJECT. It started back in July with 250 + shops worldwide, and now continues to grow with the support of skaters within all regions on the planet building DIY spots in their local communities. To all who are a part of this movement, “Thank You!” Indeed, skateboarders can do anything they want.