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Get Ready To Feel Good: This Is Why Tony Hawk, Jaws, And Nyjah Houston Have Been Skateboarding In Ethiopia

The Galácticos of skateboarding gather in East Africa to hunt lines and save lives


Some of the biggest names in skateboarding, including Nyjah Huston, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki (played here by Mackenzie Crook), and some dude called Tony Seymour Hawk, have just gone on an adventure. 

Between them, these guys have skated in a lot of different cities in a lot of different countries around the world, but this particular trip must have been a new one even on them. The guys went for a roll in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

It looks like they didn’t find it too easy to find skateable spots, with many roads being little more than a combination of rubble and dirt in the outlying towns they visited on the trip. This didn’t stop Jaws finding some absolutely ridiculous drops to put his bionic knees to the test with.

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But skating in Ethiopia wasn’t just a few days in the sun for the fellas. They were in the country to promote the work of the Let it Flow Foundation, who bring clean and safe water to incredibly poor communities in places like Kenya, Chad, Haiti, and India.

The non-profit organisation, co-founded by Nyjah, does incredible work around the world. Maybe less importantly, but happily none-the-less, the more we see of these guys doing their stuff and raising awareness, the less reboots of Band Aid we have to listen too every few years. What more can anybody ask?

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