Skateboarding is practically everywhere due to the growth of the commercial skate industry, the internet and the universal appeal of skateboarding’s message of individuality and freedom. It’s evolved from a tiny Californian sub culture to being a recognised and respected mainstream sport all over the world.
The reason skateboarding has flourished in so many places has been has been due to numerous factors; favourable weather and environment, stable social and economical situations, and also good access to skate equipment. All of these are necessary for a skate scene to grow.
We’ve compiled a list of countries who are taking their early steps as a skateboarding nation. It’s exciting for them, every week more and more people pick up a board for the first time, land their first ollie or drops in for the first time.