Reading Between The Cracks: An Introduction To Crust Coast
Newfoundland fosters a unique and original skating style and it’s no surprise to locals because the streets themselves are on a level of their own. Having been described as a mini-San Francisco, it takes no stretch of the imagination to believe how challenging it can be.
Although, we’re still catching up in a lot of ways, except for a few teams and photographers, not many people have explored our unique terrain.
Crust Coast is a platform to document the community and the inspiring people on and off their boards through photography, videos, projects and events. It will showcase the unique people who are connected through the skateboarding culture in Newfoundland.
Combine the challenging and crusty terrain with a limiting seven month rain-interrupted skating season; you get a dedicated and competitive skate community with some pro-worthy talent.
With all that said, the weak presence of industry here leaves most coverage and shredding to the amateur and semi-pro locals. From here on in, I’m completely open to and encourage suggestions as to what the future of Crust Coast can be, but for now I may as well go right into some photography because, well, what’s a skate article without any skate photos?
John Hull, Ollie.
This might just look like a little five stair ollie but, if you look a little closer, this set has a sidewalk curb about two and a half feet before the first step. John took quick action with this fast and well snapped ollie to clear both sidewalk and stairs within a few tries.
As I mentioned before, this is another crusty spot that not every skater is going to make a run at.
Chris Gollop, BS Crooked Grind.
Our unique terrain breeds unique skaters with the ability to leap onto seemingly un-skateable spots. But with a keen eye and some pop, Gollop did this in a few tries.
Ethan Murphy snapped mid-wallie while he makes million-dollar movie deals on the phone.