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Seismic goes to Japan with Skateventure

Skateventure is about having fun, meeting great people and living crazy experiences. These guys travel country to country with just their backpacks on, pushing and searching out new cultures and new spots, skating the world, one country at a time. As they explain on their website: “Skateventure was created out of the love of longboarding and a passion for adventure travel. By embarking on our journey, we hope to inspire people from all over the globe to chase their dreams and never let anything stand in their way.”

This project started on January 2011 in Northern Thailand and has already visited countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Peru and Chile.

Troy is one of the guys from Skateventure who just recently came back to his natal New Zeland from Japan in one piece.

He skated 3000km self supported from Wakkanai to Nagasaki for the benefit of the tsunami relief fund.
We want to share with you the letter he sent us recounting his adventure:
Hello Dan, 
Just an e-mail to thank you for sponsoring me on my Journey across Japan. I had an amazing time and raised some money and awareness for the Tsunami relief fund.
 
I’m back in one piece in New Zealand now, but I’m still buzzing from my adventure. It was a very moving journey. I arrived into Japan with massive culture shock, I couldn’t speak or read and everybody was so busy, it was like I didn’t exist. My first trip through the subway was another adventure all together.

I hung out with Rob Thomson in Northern Japan for a day and then began my skate south. I camped in the funniest places, In Sapporo I camped in the equivalent of central park New York. The police had no clue what I was up to and I couldn’t speak Japanese so they let me get away with everything. I slept by lakes, rivers, on mountains, abandoned warehouses, toilets, couch surfed , but spent most of the time getting invited back to locals houses.

One day I was exhausted after 13km on the road, I sat down at a tourist stop and bought a coffee. My body ached, my energy levels were lower than Antarctica. A guy named Yoshi came over to me, introduced himself and had a yarn. He was a soba-noodle technician and living legend. I ended up going back to his house having soo much delicious food, chilling at a local hot spring, visiting a samurai temple and drinking many different kinds of sake. This kind of thing happened every second night or so. It’s awesome – usually Japanese people will not invite people into their houses, not even friends. But as I was doing something so crazy and awesome, they broke all the rules. Stoke is a universal language.

From there I was always up to fun and mischief , unsuccessfully camping in a bear infested reserve, skating down Mt. Fuji, eating sashimi and kobe beef, winning karaoke battles, arm wrestling black belt karate champion (and winning) and getting invited as guest of honor to enkais (partys).

What an adventure, I have certainly taken away something special from this one !

  
Cheers,
 
Troy
This is certainly an inspiring project, follow their adventures on their website or on their Facebook page!

Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon, tomorrow in San Diego!!

Adrenalina Logo

This year’s Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon is featured in streets of San Diego. This is a first of it’s kind battle of fitness, endurance and actions sports!

The Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon is a 26.2 mile longboard race that consists of multiple laps around around Fiesta Island in Mission Bay, with the top winners sharing$5,000, in addition to product giveaways from the greatest and latest in the long skate industry. This is a course designed to showcase different cities around the world, this year it will be show casing San Diego as it did showcase in 2011 the cities of New York City, Caguas, Plano, and Hallandale Beach.

Race Course Map

Race Course Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Committed to not only fitness and endurance, the Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon will also support the community. A portion of each registration fee will be donated to Champion Sports Academy (CSA), a youth educational sports training program developed by the San Diego Hall of Champions to provide a diverse curriculum of life and leadership skills to the San Diego community.

You can still register for the race following this link. You can find all the information and news about the race on their website or follow them on Facebook for all the updates about the race!

Race safe, enjoy the race and good luck!!!

Skateventure – Skating the World, 1 Country at a Time

Team Skateventure

Team Skateventure

Seismic Skate is proud to sponsor Skateventure South America:

This is a 2500-kilometer human-powered, carboNZero™-certified journey, starting near Machu Picchu (Peru) and finishing in the spectacular Patagonia region of Chile.

On December 11, 2011, native Kiwis Troy, Alan, and Guy began their longboarding journey, which they hope will inspire others to experience life and travel on an environmentally-sustainable basis.

You can also check out their Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/Skateventure