Surf Ghana is proud to invite you to the second edition of skate tour GH which takes place on the 18th – 31st of March, 2019.
The general concept of the tour is a road trip to give free skate lessons and other fun activities for the youths of Ghana.
There will be a total of 9 stops, Kwahu, Peki, Akosombo, Ho, Lomé, Ada, Keta, Tema, Aburi, and Accra.
The program of the tour includes interactive skateboarding lessons and other fun and engaging activities from 2-5p.m., daily, in each town we stop at.
On board, the bus is a total of twenty persons, eleven skateboarders which include Joshua Ganyobi, Nana Osei Asibey Sarpong, Arinzechukwu Patrick, Cephas Cephyo, Emmanuel Addy, etc, as well as other media personnel that include photojournalists, filmmakers and event managers.
The Surf Ghana collective is made up of talented individual united by their passion for skateboarding and a need to see the culture grow in Ghana. Surf Ghana was founded in 2016 and the reason, which has always been the goal of the collective, is to facilitate easy access of boards for board sports which will then lead to the democratization of board sports in Ghana.
The collective also believes in responsible tourism that preserves, respects and benefits destinations and the natives, and their main goal is to build the very first safe and well put together Skate Park in Ghana to provide the best experience for skateboarders in the country.
As a collective Surf Ghana believes that eradicating inequality in all its forms and dimensions, including sports, is one of the greatest challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. To achieve this, the collective plans to use the practice of board sports as a stepping stone for education, social inclusion, and empowerment of young people in the country.
To carve a niche in the scene, in 2018 when the first tour occurred, the collective had the chance to provide 600 kids skateboarding lessons. They toured Busua, Cape Coast, Cape Three Points, Takoradi, Abonom, Accra, Kumasi, and Peki. They have also curated some events in Ghana such as NOISE (The first Skateboarding video competition to Afrobeat) and M.A.S.S.S which was a skate party at a secret spot. These events focused mainly on youth engagement via arts and creativity.
This second edition of the Skate Tour is sponsored by Vans, Trace, and Tastemakers mainly because Surf Ghana is an urban movement that led to a skateboarding epidemic and trend in the country and in the creative scene. These brands also believe in the idea of the development and accreditation of board sports in Ghana.
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This trip is funded 100% through donations. If you do not mind helping to offset the cost of and wish to help Ghanaian youths achieve their dreams of a skate tour and also to get the chance to teach 1000 children how to skate click Here