Welcome to Waveland – the magazine section of our website. Here you’ll find feature articles and stories. This includes an ongoing series of stories that focus on the UK skateboarding scene of the 1980s.

Farnborough : Inbetween Days

Exploring the early skate culture of Farnborough… The post-boom years for skateboarding were a very strange time. During these ‘Wilderness Years’, the rise of BMX had gripped the nation’s youth and skateboarding appeared to be relegated to the past. Despite … Read More

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Crystal Palace : From Safety To Where…?

“It’s weird green thing”. I appeared sceptical at an associate’s description of seeing the Crystal Palace half pipe for the first time. Having spent the initial post-boom years simply skating Woolwich (occasionally venturing as far as Romford or Fordham Park … Read More

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New Cross Calling

When skateboarding had taken off during the 1970s it had also sparked off a period of purpose-built skateparks, particularly in London. Locations such as Skate City became legendary as the early pioneers of dedicated spots for skating. 1978 saw the … Read More

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