The Nelson/Tasman region’s skateboarding gets profiled in this “five years in the making” video by Ben Short. Featuring a laundry list of skaters from the local scene and an all-kiwi soundtrack, this is essential viewing for certified skate nerds.

A word from the creator, Ben Short:

As you get older, it’s harder to find the time to get out and skate. And then to get out there and film in the streets and get results is harder still as time goes by. There might be constraints on the session, on the spot, on your body. And time just keeps going by with no regard for us and our useless wooden toys. I am stoked to witness the scene transform here over the years, and I look forward to the future of skateboarding not just in Nelson but in NZ in general.

Features locals such as but not limited to:

Isaac Allen, Tom Boothroyd, Ezra Campion, Tate Colman, Aaron Dawson, Torbea Horder, Tyler Isherwood, Caleb Jones, Ben Knight, Jack Langdon, Miro Lawrey, Fa’avae Meleisea, Theo McCoy, Leon Nichols, Elijah Richardson, Zack Rowberry, Ben Short and Jesse Wall.

Notes about the music:

I tried to source mainly local Nelson-made bands or artists. About half the tracks used are artists from Nelson — the rest are Kiwi artists. None of which I have the official rights to use, but in some cases, I’ve talked to the artist and gotten an informal blessing.


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