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One Board at a Time: Building Cuba's Skateboard Scene

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Skateboarding is a global family. Language, cultural, and social barriers are broken down everyday throughout the world thanks to the power of a plywood board and four wheels. Therefore, it is of no surprise that American skateboarders have been a key part of rescuing the Cuban skate scene.

Skateboarder Chases Down, Detains Hit And Run Driver

AP | Posted 06.07.2015 | Weird News

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) -- A driver accused of striking a teenage girl in Kailua-Kona was chased down by a skateboarder and detained until police arr...

Skateboarding's First Wave: Back to the '60s in Our 60s

Colleen Turner | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Colleen Turner

Looking back, it's hard to believe what we did on those boards as kids. What was exhilarating then now looks downright scary to me. We didn't realize at the time that we were being pioneers. We just loved skateboarding, and the more difficult the challenge, the more we liked it!

Todd Dye, Pittsburgh Skater, Artist and Friend

Leigh Roche | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact
Leigh Roche

When a young person's life ends because of such tragic circumstances, it affects the people whose lives he touched. In the world we live, it seems like it's only a matter of time before we all have a connection to a senseless tragedy and it's is difficult to wrap my mind around that.

Priscilla Frank

Meet The Inspirational, Adorable And Utterly Badass Skater Girls Of Kabul

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.23.2015 | Arts

They skate. They fall. They jump right back up again. These are skater girls of Kabul, ages five through 25, who partake in one of the most exhilarati...

Stirring the Pot of Skateboarding Mainstream Culture

Tajci Cameron | Posted 05.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

On a gorgeous and unusually warm January day, I arrive at the Jim Warren skatepark in Franklin, TN to shoot an episode with Lew Ross, a social activis...

Marco Hernandez - The Photographer On A Skateboard

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet: Marco, what got you into photography? Marco Hernandez: I was always looking through skateboarding and fashion magazines in hi...

You Are So Ready For Skateboarders Jumping Human Ramps

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.02.2015 | Weird News

Give dudes some plywood and fellow dudes willing to hold the plywood from underneath, and you got yourself one nutty skateboard video. Watch these ...

Brett Novak: On Capturing the Grace Of Skateboarding

Joana Lazarova | Posted 04.22.2015 | Arts
Joana Lazarova

Looking at Brett Novak's work, the most astonishing thing is the beauty of his cinematic gaze. His videos act both as a reflection of and a medium between capturing the experience of skateboarding and different places and their spatial potential.

Jason Lee Says 'Mallrats' Was His 'Biggest Letdown'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment

In 1995, Jason Lee was known more for being a professional skateboarder than making America laugh. Then "Mallrats," a cult classic, came along, and Le...

5 Things We Can Learn From the Top 20 Most Engaging Skateboarding Channels on YouTube

Mark Fidelman | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Mark Fidelman

This platform has something more - much more than the old VCR tapes. That platform is of course YouTube which allows and encourages the active participation of its viewers through sharing, commenting and interacting with the content uploaded there.

WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides 'World's First' Hoverboard

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.18.2014 | Sports

Tony Hawk has taken his skateboarding skills to new heights -- on a real-life hoverboard. Last month, Silicon Valley startup Arx Pax claimed it ha...

WATCH: Tony Hawk Is Almost 50 And Still Doing Amazing Sh*t Like This

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.06.2014 | Sports

Tony Hawk might be just four years from reaching the big 5-0, but he still skates like he's 15. The legend released his newest video last week, pro...

Skater Cool (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Ken Hamm

There is cool and then there is skater cool. I spent an hour shooting at Coleman Skate Park under the Manhattan Bridge and was not disappointed. Wh...

Tony Hawk and Birdhouse Team Honor Lives of Woman's Drowned Sons at Pitcher Memorial Skatepark

Leigh Roche | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Leigh Roche

Six years ago, Mary Shea Pitcher lost two of her four sons in a drowning accident in Allegheny National Forest. This terrible personal tragedy was the inspiration for what is now Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

Wakefulness and Uncertainty Keep Us Humble

Leigh Roche | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Roche

We can't contract and try to hold things in one place, to keep things just as we like. Life moves along whether we like what is happening or not. So in regard to wakefulness, in any given moment, we need to think about what we are feeling, what is happening around us and inside us.

'Dogtown' Skateboarding Legend Dies At 53

AP | By JOHN ROGERS | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Adams, who helped transform skateboarding from a simple street pastime into one of the world's most spectacular sports, has d...

Become a Millionaire, Start Skateboarding

Kai Sato | Posted 10.14.2014 | Sports
Kai Sato

Skateboarding isn't a new phenomena but thanks in large part to SLS, it's becoming much more lucrative. There are four events on the 2014 SLS tour, and each one pays at least $100,000 in 1st place prize money, with the total series purse exceeding $1 million.

Skateboarders Take to the Streets of Cuba (VIDEO)

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
HUMANITY.TV

Cuba isn't known for its non-conformists, so skateboarding, with its counter-cultural roots, is not a sport that has been encouraged on the Caribbean island. But a group of young individuals are still ollie-ing and grinding through the streets of Havana.

Skateboarder Turns New York's Famous Auction House Into His Personal Skate Park

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

Raise your hand if you've ever wanted to run wild in your favorite art haven, taking in masterpieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat or Christopher Wool like ...

These Mesmerizing GIFs Will Forever Change The Way You See Skateboarders

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports

For most of the public, skateboarding is merely a hobby for those at the fringes of society. It destroys property, creates a ruckus, and cultivates th...

Why Every Startup Should Hire Skateboarders

Brian Hanley | Posted 06.10.2014 | Small Business
Brian Hanley

Check out the following techniques for a creative spark: 1. The Melting Pot Use your skills and passions to your advantage. Integrate three ...

31 Signs You Used To Skateboard, And Will Always Be A Skater At Heart

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Being a skateboarder is like being part of a secret society. There's a certain language, etiquette and history that skaters all know and follow. When ...

WATCH: Skateboarding Thief Steals TV From Target

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

Apparently bored with the skate park, this thief in Clearwater, Fla., has taken his tricks to Target. Police say an unidentified man entered a Supe...

WATCH: Skateboarding On Fire And In Slow-Motion Is Seriously Hot Stuff

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.31.2013 | Sports

It's a good thing Jonathan and Jason Bastian are total professionals, because someone just lit their skateboards on fire. For an October installmen...