Go Skateboarding Day Today!

Natas Kaupas

On June 21, 2012, skateboarders in Myrtle Beach and around the globe celebrate the creativity and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding. OK, most skateboarders do this every day of their lives, but this is just one more reason to go skateboarding!

Go Skateboarding Day originated as the day for skateboarders to have fun, to raise awareness about the issues they face; to show the world what skateboarding is really all about; to reclaim their counter culture; and to define skateboarding as the rebellious, creative celebration of independence it continues to be. In the years since the first celebration in 2003, the holiday continues to grow, but the mission remains the same: Have fun, go skateboarding!

Founded in 2003 by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC), Go Skateboarding Day has since been granted special Congressional recognition from the US Congress for promoting the sport of skateboarding. While many still see skateboards as a nuisance, Go Skateboarding Day is meant as a positive representation of getting out and doing something fun.

Myrtle Beach's own rag tag bunch of core skaters state they will be participating in the Go Skateboarding Day in their unique fashion. While you maybe able to catch a few throwing it down at Matt Hughes Skate Park or up at Stability Skate Shop – you are sure to see a few waxing curbs, hitting the stair set at 62nd Ave or ripping through the Pavilion Parking Garage. 

One thing is for sure, TheDigitel will be laying it down!