We all know Nicaragua is known for its surf, but were you aware that they have a gnarly skate scene as well?
On August 9th, 2008 it was the grand opening of the Nica Skate Pit’s mini half pipe. This mini half pipe will be the foundation towards a possible full on skatepark surrounding it in the future. The Nica Skate Pit crew consists of (Caleb, Lindsey, and Brent) three fellow skateboarders with hearts of gold. They run the Nica Skate Pit and together built this ramp.
Their website, www.nicaskatepit.com, which is already up is now being updated on a daily basis. On their site you’ll be able to find profiles of local skateboarders, photo recaps of daily sessions, and a forum in which all skateboarders can connect and organize future skate sessions together. With the website they have hopes of catching the attention of organizations and companies for financial support or other help to assist in the continued blooming of the Nica Skate scene. So all you companies or sponsors out there, jump on this opportunity! These rad individuals need your help. You would be amazed at how one ramp will inspire kids to start skateboarding in areas where they’ve never even seen skateboarding before.
Once the word gets out in Nicaragua that a sessionable ramp has been set up for all to skate, the sky will be the limit. You can count on the Nica Skate Pit being a a local success and beyond.
These guys are doing great things over there and I hope many of you become inspired to do the same no matter where you’re located.
Tags: Nicaragua Surf
Posted by Ruben 'Studdard' Najera on Monday, August 11th, 2008 in Skateboarding.