You’re never too old for skateboarding. This proved to be true during the inaugural Go Skateboarding Day last month, organised by action sports footwear brand Vans, when skateboarders aged one to 92 (Well, OK, maybe not that huge of a range, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it is!) gathered in the name of their love for skateboarding.
KL saw some 500 skateboarders taking the streets in the Skate Parade, cruising down Jalan P Ramlee, Jalan Ampang and Jalan Binjal. Besides the Skate Parade, there was also a skate obstacle set up in the Standard Chartered KL Park – a Vans logo cut-out of wood and steel in two sizes built by Malaysia’s legendary skateboarder Pa’din Musa. Here, skateboarders got to show off their best tricks and line skills, and stand a chance to walk away with goodies from Dashin Adventurer and cash prizes worth up to RM1,000.
Vans also commissioned artist Fauzan Fuad to repaint 10 benches in the park a few days prior to Go Skateboarding Day. Titled ‘Wild in the Town Forest’, Fauzan’s installations consisted of animal print aesthetics in bright but warm hues.
Vans presents Go Skateboarding Day went down on Saturday 21 June ’14.
More photos here.