10 of the Most Iconic Skate Spots in the World

Planning to take your skating international - check out these iconic locations before you go

The bumpy brick plaza on the Embarcadero in San Francisco is an iconic spot that changed modern skateboarding. Known simply as EMB, it is home to skating’s most famous gap, The Gonz Gap.

Named after the Gonzfather himself, Mark Gonzales for being the first to ollie it, and later kickflip it. During the 1990s Justin Herman Plaza’s stairs, stage, ledges, gaps and ‘the wave’ became a Mecca and de facto birthplace of technical ledge skating, and the spot where skaters came from ’round the world to get noticed and filmed.

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