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Rad Skate Day Fundraiser - 25th May - Paetara Aspiring Central - 10am-2pm

Taking skateboarding beyond the board.

We’ve been skating, ripping half pipes and failing at kickflips for decades. We’ve traveled the globe hitting skate parks, meeting awesome humans and building networks. Through all of this has been our board. A simple deck of wood.

This tool has opened doors for us, taken us places we never expected and provided experiences that have shaped who we are and how we exist.

In the beginning we saw skating as what you do on a board. As time went on, like so many others, we learned that skating is just as much about what happens off the board – creating friendships, fixing gear, building ramps, cheering each other on and working together to find the next line, the next trick to conquer.

Skating created focus, taught resilience and developed practical skills. It showed us how to be a community, how to empower and support the underdog as much as the super-star. It showed us our limits and allowed us to see the strengths in others. How to keep getting up even when you fall – again and again. We wanted others to appreciate what we had learned and experienced. The transformational power of skating; the way it becomes part of you and you a part of it.

It was from this foundation that we created RAD. Initially a skate school, we’ve since evolved into Rad Skateboarding Ltd & Rad Community Trust working as a social impact organisation.

Today, RAD is dedicated to delivering for the skateboarding community  and skate culture. We’re committed to creating the space and opportunities skaters need to develop themselves, and their communities, beyond the board.