Spencer rolled out with his homies again and got a bunch of skate photos out at some Oregon Coast Skate Parks! The coast here in Oregon is a lot different than California shores, it is cold, windy, but I still love it!
We headed up north from Portland and crossed over in Longview, Washington. Along the way we came across Clatskanie, Oregon which has a fun undercover skatepark. They have an 8 or 9 foot halfpipe and we had to hit it up. Austin shreds so he was boosting all sorts of good stuff in the pipe.
We had to stop off in Astoria to skate the park and to grab some brews at the Rogue Brew house out on a pier. It was AMAZING. But then we got back to the skating!
The skatepark in Astoria was sick. It had fun little stuff and big gnarly stuff. A super gnarly deep end in the bowl actually. Austin and Joe pretty much shut down the park. They were shredding way too hard and I feel like the locals got kind of discouraged. BUT we figured that out soon and so we started trying to interact with everyone more to get them skating as well. There was a group of punks off to the side yelling at people and threatening kids. I think it stoked everyone out that we weren’t being jerks and that we were sticking up for everyone else who was just learning. I hate when people just hang outside of skateparks and try to cause trouble, it is totally unnecessary. The only rough thing about this park is the concrete! Cheese grater concrete for days! After sliding around back into tranny a few times I was wishing I had some wheels that would have withstood the beating a bit better. Something like the Abec 11 Fernando Yuppie Powerslides, I couldn’t flatspot those things and usually I can do that with ease!
From Astoria, Oregon we made our way down to Seaside, Oregon. I love that place and it has grown a lot since I was last there! The park is better than that weird indoor one they had before too. We got to Seaside kind of late and everyone was pretty burnt out but we managed to get a couple tricks in. Again, Austin decided to get gnarly and back lip side the deep end of the big bowl. I don’t know how he does it.
After the Seaside session we decided it was time to roll out and find a place to camp. We stopped by Safeway, grabbed some late night supplies, and barged a campsite. We got lucky cause normally that kind of stuff doesn’t fly at a full campsite without a reservation but in the morning the rangers didn’t care. Someone who had reservations never showed up so it wasn’t any skin off their backs! Plus I am pretty sure the ranger who spoke with us was Tommy Chong.
The next day was super rough for me. I was a little under the weather due to certain beverages I felt I needed to consume the night before. Plus I went to bed at like 2am and woke up at about 8:30am. We woke up and headed to Nehalem, Oregon to hit up this weird little park. It is an undercover ramp that goes from about 5 feet to 9 feet. I passed out on the deck for a bit in my Poler Nap Sack cause i needed to recoup. Afterwards I pulled out the camera and got some pics of Austin getting crazy. Joe was killing it too but he wanted to get video so he was filming a lot the whole time.
Austin Pretty much nails all his tricks within a few tries. He got a sick backside nose grab here too but I took the photo kind of weird. What the heck, I will upload it too!
Not my best lens choice but the trick was SICK!
Driving back up to Cannon Beach from Nehalem only takes a couple minutes but you climb in elevation very fast! I ended up snagging this shot of Manzanita, Oregon on the way up!
I don’t know how easy it is to tell how tight the tranny on here is but this wall is about 6 feet tall and the only transition in wall is about 2 feet at the bottom. It went straight up into over-vert. Joe is good at jenky situations like this and so it only took him a few tries to start rolling away from every fs slash. However, before he rode away from them his board decided to attack me. I was on my knees getting a low angle and his board shot out straight into my kneecap. Luckily it hit the meat rather than the bone but my God it got nice and swollen. As I sit here writing this with my leg bent it still hurts and I have a sweet bruise from it. Kinda sucks.
From there we were all pretty beat so we just rolled back home. It was SOOOOO nice to post up in my own bed for the evening. But the next day I went out to skate the hood river, oregon park so I really didn’t give my body any proper rest. Oh well, I guess thats what being a skater is all about right? Right!