By Andres Pachon
A. Pachon, a journalist and skateboard addict, is a full-time writer for SHIT® Magazine.
We know that as a skateboarder you are probably not going to spend your whole life skating the same spot, so maybe you should be introduced to some skateboarding cities that are the perfect places for you to challenge yourself. If you’re thinking about traveling around the world with your board here is the perfect tour guide to make the best out of it!
Skateboarding Capital #1: Barcelona
Barcelona is located on the coast of northeastern Spain, this huge city has become the most famous skateboarding capital in the world since the ’90s. This beautiful city has a thick amount of skateboarding spots, you can reach them through the metro or even riding your board. Since 1992 because of the Summer Olympics the city got through a massive expansion and many awesome skateboarding spots appeared. Macba is the contemporary art museum which is also known for being the most popular skateboard spot. You may also visit places like Fórum and Sants.
Skateboarding Capital #2: Guangzhou
Guangzhou is a port city in China near Hong Kong, it is known for its architecture. This city seems to be built for skateboarding, its plazas, parks, and streets are perfect for grinding or sliding some insane tricks. Guangzhou is also known for harbouring the world’s largest skatepark where you got space to bowl, go vertical, street and even course skating.
Skateboarding Capital #3: Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, is the home of most professional skaters, the bigger skate industries and the city that saw the rising of the Z-boys. With perfect sunny weather the whole year round, LA is full of skateboarding places like Venice Beach, San Pedro and Downtown. In this city, there is an old freaky tradition of jumping the fences of schools when no one is around to skate in the yards.
Skateboarding Capital #4: Berlin
The most diversified city in Germany has become an incredible skateboarding spot, the innovative german capital has amazing spots and skateparks such as the incredible Kulturforum, Warschauer Straße, and Mellowpark.
Skateboarding Capital #5: London
Despite its traditional architecture, London has astonishing skateboard parks and spots full of street art. If you are in this city, you must ride into places like Shell Center, Southbank, White grounds and St. Paul’s.
Remember that the world is full of skateboard spots waiting for you, so bring your skateboard on the next flight to one of these hotspots and burn some wheels around the world! These phenomenal cities are full of magnificent skate parks, benches, ledges, tubes and pools waiting for your creativity.
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