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It looks very much like surfing will be admitted to the 2020 Tokyo Games. And, as night follows day, it would seem skateboarding is also moving in that direction as well. There are some who welcome this move. Others, not so much… A petition to NOT have skateboarding in the Games has garnered over 6,000 […]


The Guajataca Downhill in Puerto Rico

The Guajataca Downhill in Puerto Rico has a rich history and is about to hit its 10th anniversary this January. Concrete Wave is proud to be a media sponsor of this event and encourage you head out to the sun of PR. We will be featuring a story about the event in our November issue, […]


Dancing Finds its Groove

Ahoy, this is Peter Markgraf, professional longboarder from Leipzig, Germany. My favorite discipline of longboarding is dancing. The great thing about dancing is the unbelievable possibility and multifaceted aspect about it. Dancing for me is vivid anarchy because there are no limits concerning tricks, and furthermore there are no rules, no limitations, which I truly […]

Game Changer Smile Vancouver Andy Anderson

Andy Anderson Game Changer

ANDY ANDERSON Powell Peralta SHOP BEST SELLER 2019 – 2022 Interview by Kevin Harris I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Harris back in 1997. Hard to believe that’s almost 20 years ago. Kevin was instrumental in helping bring my book The Concrete Wave: The History of Skateboarding to life, and we’ve been friends ever […]


We Ride The Shift

Editor’s note: When I heard that Valeria Kechichian had given a TEDx Talk in July, I knew it would address some key issues. I was eager to find out what exactly she had presented, and I asked for a copy of her talk. I wanted to ensure that all CW readers got an opportunity to […]


Maryhill Sheride

Maryhill. The name is spoken with reverence in skate circles. It doesn’t matter if you skate vert, pipe, park, street, slalom, freestyle, or downhill; almost everyone in skateboarding knows stories about this famous hill and the skaters who slay it. To be able to say you skated Maryhill Loops Road is the equivalent of being […]

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WELCOME TO THE CULT OF THE FINGERBOARD Many people got their first exposure to fingerboarding in the Powell-Peralta video Future Primitive from 1985. Lance Mountain gleefully “rode” his homemade deck around a kitchen sink as Tony Hawk and Mike McGill looked on. Of course, well before then, people made their own fingerboards, but that sequence […]


Interview with Matt McDonald of DB Longboards

Interview with Matt McDonald of DB Longboards What is your role at DB Longboards? Matt McDonald: At DB Longboards I am currently the Marketing / Team / E-Commerce Manager and videographer/photographer. I am also occasionally referenced to as “Mountain Dad” due to the bear and “School Zone” because I don’t go very fast. I am […]


Velosolutions Factories of Flow

VELOSOLUTIONS FACTORIES OF FLOW Back in July of this year, my son and I had the opportunity to ride the brand new Velosolutions track in Brooklyn, New York. The track is absolutely a blast to ride and we spent a few hours soaking in the great vibe. A quick pump around the track will leave […]


SLALOM Racing Spotlight

The small town of Ashland, Kentucky, along the banks of the Ohio River, was host to the 2015 World Championships of Slalom Skateboarding Sept. 18-20. More than 60 competitors came from all over the USA, Canada and as far away as Latvia for three days of racing and fun in the tri-state Appalachian region. The […]

Longboard Dancing Competition 2018

So.. You Can Longboard Dance? Worldcup Longboard Freestyle April 21

So.. You Can Longboard Dance? 2018 Worldcup Longboard Freestyle and Dance (flatland disciplines) 6th edition APRIL 21st and 22nd 2018 Klokgebouw Eindhoven The Netherlands competitions. Entry is free for spectators. Bianca Kersten heads up Flow Provider and she is in charge of the event. We contacted her from her home in Spain. For those who […]

The World Round-Up Concrete Wave Magazine November 2017

The World Freestyle Round-Up

This was year number six for one of the most awesome skateboard events that exists today, the World Round-Up freestyle skateboard championship, which only gets better each year. Bringing over 60 of the world’s best freestyle skaters from 13 countries to one venue in Canada is an equation for success on its own. But when […]

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