Evolved from a tiny Californian subculture, skateboarding has become a well-recognized and respected mainstream sport all over the world. With the growth of its commercial success and universal appeal, the boardsport is practically everywhere, giving off the message of individuality and freedom.
In the early days of the sport, surfers tried to recreate their exploits with wooden boards attached to wheels as they maneuvered down banked driveways and sloped pavement. But not long after, the sport evolved, shedding its novelty and even developing a certain vocabulary of its own. As its population grew, skateboarding started expanding from streets to empty swimming pools. This would be an important advancement for skateboarders, as they were no longer constricted to the natural flow of landscape around them. Now, they could create and explore their own environment.
As the phenomenon grows and skateboarding culture continues to integrate around the world (even being declared an official event in the 2020 Summer Olympics) more and more skate parks and smooth concrete jungles are popping up everywhere.
In a recent article, Hypebeast takes a look at some of the most natural and exotic spots to enjoy the sport, ranging from the mountains in Norway to the Zulu heartland of South Africa.
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