A Skoaching trip was organised by Big Bow Wow for James Whineray, Quayde Baker, Alex Yates and myself to go on, in early 2013. We flew there for just under a week to raise skate-awareness by doing skateboarding clinics in schools and skateparks.
We flew from Perth to Port Hedland in the early hours of the morning
After we got our hire car, we checked into the dongas, eager to go exploring
Quayde was stoked to get a slab of beer,
and we were all stoked on our mess feeds,
apart from Alex, who has a phobia of seafood..
The skoaching trip was basically divided into school clinics and skatepark clinics
The kids really enjoyed the school clinics
I mean, who doesn’t like to have a shot on a skateboard instead of playing cricket or basketball during phys-ed class?
Alex taking care of Facebook, or Instagram, or YouTube videos…
He did do some work though
He also jumped down stairs for the kids at the end of their session,
or over a stack of skateboards to keep them entertained
Whilst at the schools, we were actively letting the kids know about the skatepark lessons we were holding on the weekend.
Those lessons went well too,
with all sorts of fun being had
A bunch of kids who would have never had the chance to ride a skateboard learned new things they had no idea they were capable of doing.
We even had a comp at the end to finish it all off
It would be safe to say the locals enjoyed our company.
I can’t wait to go back there and skate the new skate park!