BELCOPALOOZA: CANBERRA THE SKATE CAPITAL
17 September 2013 • 1729 Views
As it strikes its hundredth year Canberra is not only coming into its own culturally, it is also an amazing destination for a skateboarder. To illustrate the level of skate heritage present in this city we cut this piece on the scene, the history, the terrain and the background behind Belco: southern hemisphere’s greatest purpose built skateable area. If you haven’t planned a trip to Belcopalooza yet. Watch this and plan your trip. The clip contains a delve into the archives of legendary Dave Pang and the skating of Jake Duncombe, Jack Fardell, Floyd Scott, Brodie Sellars, Nigel Banks, Reece Warren, Alain Goikoetxea, Rob Dyrdek, Willy Santos, Todd Baker, Jim Fowlie and more.
“Canberra: it seems like it’s more underground, more secret these days. But it is skateboarding heaven; everything you want, 20 minutes from one side of the city to the other. Bliss.” – Jack Fardell International ATV
“CBR has always had a pretty cool skate scene with unique street spots, fun drains, skateparks with lights and chill locals. With the new Belco and Woden parks the new gen are stoked, ripping and carrying on the tradition of CBR radness.” – Blake Convey OG Canberra skate pioneer
“Canberra is rad for skating because: everyone gets to witness Cheney demos, skateparks are amazing and there are always good crew about… Oh and Erindale Banks!” – 2013 ACT Nike SbA Am Champ Todd Baker
“Canberra is a hoot!” – Jack Dowden of Dad Cam fame
NIKE SB x SBA PRO/AM INVITATIONAL AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER, 2013: BELCONNEN SKATEPARK, CANBERRA
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Belcopalooza - Saturday October 5th – Belconnnen Skatepark, Australian Capital Territory
For more info on the event go over to our Belcopalooza page.