Thanks to the Make Life Skate Life, an NGO that helps build skate parks around the world. Skateboarding in Ethiopia has become influential in their youth culture. For young Ethiopians, skateboarding is the closest thing they have flying. Ethiopia Skate, a collective from the capital, are pushing the boundaries of the sport, with vision to connect Ethiopian skateboarders with the worldwide community. And coordinate opportunities for foreign skaters to link up with locals at skate spots around the country. There’s plans for a skate shop on the horizon, and Ethiopia Skate are in talks with the government about building a specialist skate complex.
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Whether you’re a skater or fan, enjoy these exhilarating feeling of skating from the skateboarding scenes from Addis Ababa.
This was 2 years ago today, back when we skated our sketchy mini ramp at the youth center. With sporadic rains and harsh sun exposure it was really difficult to protect this ramp. Coincidentally, construction of Addis Skatepark started 1 year ago today and now a concrete mini sits in this exact place. If you've ever been to the park you'll notice how much the horizon has changed in 2 years- now there are numerous unfinished 20+ story buildings lingering in the background. We really are on the cusp of past and future. @addispark #addisababa #ethiopia ?: @moonshipjourneys