K-Dubs / Oakland : Skating teaches us to look at our surroundings different. Walls and obstacles become opportunities. Youth Activist and Artist Keith ‘K-Dubs’ Williams sees Oakland as a place for positive change, taking action and creating new environments for the youth. You will never look at a trash container as just a place to throw away garbage again.
Join the Real Skateboards team on its Actions REALized tour starting at Uprise in Chicago for the premiere of the new Out of Sight series, Tommy Guerrero board release party at Refuge in Detroit to stand up to cancer, a skate jam at The Wig with Dan Mancina and Roll For Rob in Providence.
Tommy Guerrero took a long Lyft ride south to discuss growing up in San Francisco CA, riding for Madrid, getting on Powell Peralta, filming the early Powell Peralta videos in one day, doing 36 demos in the summer, leaving Powell Peralta to start Real Skateboards, getting into music at young age, BS with TG, making the soundtrack for the 40’s video, his process for making music and much more!
Nate couldn’t play normal sports with other kids because of the shared germs that could be life threatening to his weakened immune system. His dad Scott, who had grown up skating in Philly, but had been off the board for over a decade, thought he could use skateboarding as a way for them both to take their minds off the rigorous cancer treatments. A quick trip to Exit Skateshop and Nate has been skating relentlessly ever since…
Backed by years of friendship and support, the Real Skateboards crew flew Nate and his dad out to SF to surprise him with a new Actions REALized board to raise money for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Needless to say he skated non-stop the entire time.
Learn more about Nate’s story along with all the footage and photos from his trip to SF on actionsrealized.com.