We headed up to Portland from San Diego on a mission to hit some big transition – documenting for the new Typical Culture “Mash with us” video. Click through the photos above & watch the video recap below.
It was that time of the year again, to embark into the land down under. The plan was loosely tied together, as the Australian’s generally do it. There wasn’t to many set priorities, which always makes me stoked but also gives me anxiety. Being in OZ defiantly reminds me how much of a workaholic I tend to be. The homies over there truly know how to enjoy the finer things in life, like waking up to the sun and tasting crusty concrete all over your body but not without a good amount of beer consumption, lots and lots of beer consumption.. If you’re planning to stay sober, you might as well stay away.
Here’s a series of events and photos that will not be making the cut for the next zine. Full article & video coming eventually!
Straight off a overnight 14 hour flight to some nice flat-ground to get those Jet legs stretch. I embarked on this journey with the homie James Truesdale.
We went to Newcastle to check out Russell Grundy’s home turf, we skated a lot of rad street spots. Plus the local parks, everything in Newcastle is super fun.
James noseslide fakie.
“I’ll probably go about right here”
Grundy – Ollie, this spot is asking for a wallride.
Down by the water in Newcastle, we found some fun spots to play on. James – jammer.
Chilling in Grundy’s parents backyard view.
Grundy’s Skate Store!
We had to meet up with Alan Young and the boys. So we headed to Bondi beach, were a bunch of homies were already getting there sessions on. Imagine a beach in southern California with a perfect park & bowl located right on the sand. That’s the situation here, along with some full force raging. It was rad to see Alan Young in the local Bondi news-paper first thing in the morning at the hotel.
This spot is so rad, and you’ll see this type of stuff everywhere in Bondi. This was in-route between the hotel and the beach.
The day of the contest (Bowl-A-Rama) included lots of rain in the beginning, but with high spirits and some tech blow-drying skills the contest rambled on!
Last time I was in Australia I spent most my time in Sydney and Newcastle. I told myself no matter what I wanted to get down to Melbourne and Canberra. So the next day we booked a ticket from Sydney to Melbourne.
James, downtown Melbourne.
Melbourne park with a rad bowl in it, we had only been in Melbourne for about a few hours and I already felt pretty comfortable. Locals were friendly and open to us, they seem to have a solid amount of skaters and spots.
Poison City was a rad shop that has records too! & A guy we hangout with that wishes to remain anonymous that had a killer Blood Wizard tattoo.
We had a fun session at Beach Burrito in Fitzroy, Melbourne one day. Super tight small bowl inside a burrito place, doesn’t get much better.
Alan Young – Fs Air. We saw this metal vert ramp off the road in a field. Apparently that’s pretty common in Melbourne.
We decided to head up to Canberra from Melbourne, even though is was total back tracking we mashed! The next day they had a big session in the keyhole.
Alan man crailslide revert. Photo by Luke Brown – A rad dude I also met, that does a local zine from Canberra.
Me, Rock N’ Roll. We skated the legendary U pip, Kambah. That was a sacred moment in skateboarding for me. I’ve always looked at this spot in photos and videos and thought how killer it looked. Alan filmed some pretty insane lines. We also skated a rad old school snake run.
Grundy met back up with us in Canberra!
Then we headed back to Melbourne, the homie Nick let us camp out in his yard. Super rad dude with an epic house to start the morning at too.
We checked out St.Kila or a day, another killer skatepark right on a beach. Tons of really good food and spots near by.
Grundy – Poll Jam a fun ditch in Melbourne that has a few good spots.
Fs poll jam?
Switch Poll Jam 180
Sky Siljeg was getting all crazy.
Youngy’s board went in the water over 5 times.
We spent a few days skating all around Melbourne, then we decided to break the drive up back to Sydney and stop in Canberra again!
We had to stop at the legendary brick bank spot in Canberra. This is the homie Tom Goodlad doing a Bs Liplslide.
This is at the National Museum of Australia. A crazy rug type Architecture.
Another killer spot in the middle of some apartments.
After that it was back to Sydney/Newcastle. Then back home!
Thanks to everyone that help us get around, everyone that let us stay with you. Thanks to skateboarding the most.
Being out here in Australia during this time of the year, includes a mandatory visit to Bondi during Bowl-A-Rama with lots of raging with the boys, and shredding on the beach in this epic bowl.
We headed up to Chili Bowl contest a few weeks back, and decided to stop in Santa Cruz first. Checked out the NHS fun factory (very fun) and skated some stuff in SC. Thanks to Kaleb & Lee at NHS for being so awesome. We got to hit the new D.I.Y. spot – Moss Beach! Killer times on the road as always.
The Independent spine at NHS – Oscar backs it.
Here’s a few more photos of the last part of our journey in Europe. Chris Russell and I want to say thanks to everyone that helped us out along the way – Nicky Grunfeld, Henry Forsnor, John Magnusson, Ole Rauff, Pontus Alv, Allis Wonderland, and Willis Kimble.
Headed back to CPH to skate some more with all the awesome lads!
The Ultrabowl contest in Malmö, Sweden is truly amazing. It’s by far one of the gnarliest transition contest I’ve seen go down. I’m still sorting through all the photos and footage but for now here’s a recap of all the boys celebrating.
The skateboarding scene in Malmo, Sweden is a lot different then anywhere else in the world. I feel like everywhere you go fellow skateboarders are immediately family. But in Malmo they take it to another level. Me and Chris (Russell) are in complete freestyle camp mode in Europe and everyone has been so awesome helping us get around and finding places to stay hasn’t been to hard. Here’s “Mash With Us” part 3 in Europe, mainly Sweden in this post!
It’s been a little rainy, waiting it out a lot..
Chris Russell and myself have been having a blast here, complete freestyle mode. Here’s part 2 of our photos from the Mash With Us euro mission. We met a few friends in Denmark and hyped up camping in Sweden, so that’s exactly what we did!!! (Sorry for all the touristy photos)
We decided to go to CPH skatepark again since we got rained out the first time.
Chris Russell and I are out in Europe, it’s his first time!! We flew into Copenhagen and hit a couple spots right away, fuck jet-lag and 24 hours of flying/airports.. here’s a few photos..
Mantory first stop – Freetown Christiania