Nomad Skateboarding’s purpose is to empower skateboarders with free tools & support.
We believe skateboarding is intrinsically a worthwhile pursuit.
We believe skateboarding is always lead by the next generation.
We believe skateboarders and the core companies that have sustained skateboarding deserve to be paid and to be praised.
We also believe if a company enters skating solely as a profit-making endeavor they can go fuck themselves.
– The Management
👆 A direct homage to AH18.
Crossing Connecticut with Frank
Nomad Skateboarding is my life. It’s deciding that at 43 (turned 45 last year) I was going to be a skateboarder or die trying.
I’ve always been a skateboarder. But it was always secondary to the ‘work’ I undertook to survive in this world. Growing up, being involved in the skateboard industry seemed as plausible as flying to the Sun.
Luckily we’re in a different time where tech is allowing us to do… Well, this! Connect. Learn. Support. Share. From anywhere you happen to be at that moment. (I’m currently writing this update in a beautiful hostel on Ocean Beach in San Diego, CA 🙂 – 2021)
So I took off with my board, a backpack, and an open world in front of me.
While I’ll never be a pro, being on the board and giving back to the community are the only two things I wish to spend my time on. Currently skateboarding across the USA from
East to West West to East.
Current destination DLXSF, San Francisco → East Coast → New Zealand → Spain. *World situation allowing 🙂
Background on skateboarding across the country taken from my original Instagram post June, 2019.
*Life and pandemic stopped me for a while, back to it July 2020.
“Heading out within 24 hours to skateboard from Boston, East Coast, to San Francisco, West Coast. How I got here I’ll fill in along the way, but mostly I’ll be sharing what being a ‘skater’ means to those of us not in the magazines via the lenses of the good folk I know will be throughout my path. It’s skateboarding, right? We wouldn’t be here if not for the abundance of awesome guys and girls that make up this thing we all love.
The newly minted website I built myself will be the repository for all things Nomad Skateboarding. The localskateshops and skateparks, the people and the roads traveled to get there, and most of all I want to answer the question: can you skate as your livelihood without being a pro or working in a shop? With all of the new tech and the ability to be connected with no fixed residence, are there more roads leading to a lifetime of skating that’s not secondary or in between or when you can?
I believe so. In fact I’m betting my life on it.
Thank you to @taborcoates, Teddy, whole @easternboarder crew for being some of the best humans there are…30 years strong. Now the shop is with @newtraditioncompany and @heartlandbarber. When everyone else questioned my sanity, this whole community did the opposite and gave me a place to count on for soul support. You should go by today and check out the new hand painted signage that welcomes you!”