Skate

Skateboarding is a vibrant part of youth and urban culture worldwide, and one of the greatest modern stories of how a sport evolved from a small group of people in a certain place and time (Southern California surfers, 1950s) and was spread via youth culture throughout the world.

Matador publishes articles about local crews of skaters pushing limits, the way that skateparks can create new cultural elements in unlikely places (Pakistan, for example), and how certain forms of skateboarding, particularly longboarding, can be used as unique methods of travel.

Skate Articles

Watch: These skateboarders leave the concrete far behind to skate on frozen sand on a northern Norway beach

by Cathy Brown

Wanderlust warning: This all-female longboard crew will leave you yearning for Spain

by Rory Moulton

From shaping to riding, this reel follows board-sport athletes as they get after it

by Rory Moulton

Watch: These skaters just shut down the Palm Dubai waterpark and shredded the hell out of it.

by Cathy Brown

Watch Tony Hawk construct and skate a crazy downward spiral loop ramp that he said gave him ‘intense anxiety’

by Cathy Brown

Check out these pioneering skateboarders shred Mongolia…with the help of some locals

by Rory Moulton

Watch this adorable 10-year-old skateboarder show the grownups how it’s done

by Rory Moulton

This abandoned multi-million dollar resort on the coast of Nova Scotia is now a skater paradise

by Cathy Brown

Warning: this is what happens when you put the Red Bull skate team in a Chicago office space

by Cathy Brown

This dude pulls the most inventive skateboard tricks you have ever seen

by Blaze Nowara

Watch: the skate of a lifetime up in the Canadian mountains

by Morgane Croissant

Watch RedBull’s skateboarders shred the world in 2015

by Carlo Alcos
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Ice skating the John Muir Trail might be the coolest thing you do this winter

by Morgane Croissant
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I gave up my 120k job to build a skate park in Cambodia

by Yahoo! Travel
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Watch these kids bomb the most epic hill ever on longboards

by Rory Moulton

This crew built the most epic homestead ever. Treehouse. Hot Tub. Skate Bowl!

by Alex Scola

The best way to see Madagascar? By skateboard

by Matt Hershberger

At 62, this snowboarder’s progression is amazing to witness

by Rory Moulton
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