Directory

Always wanted to learn about different skateboarding for social good projects around the world but didn’t have the patience or time to scour the internet? Good news! I’ve compiled a list that consists not only of charities and non-profits, but also of brands, initiatives, collectives, and individuals who are pushing bo(a)rders and dreaming the world forward through skateboarding.

This is a work in progress, so please feel free to comment if you’d like to add something 🙂

North America

USA
Brujas (New York, NY)
Skate Kitchen (New York, NY)
Black Femme Skate (New York, NY)
Girls Skate NYC (New York, NY)
Quell Skateboarding (New York, NY)
Skate Like a Girl (Seattle, Washington)
Exposure Skate (California)
The Side Project (California)
Homage Skateboard Academy (Brooklyn, New York)
Briana King (Los Angeles, California/New York, NY)
RastaClat (Long Beach, California)
A.Skate (Birmingham, Alabama)

CANADA
Skate Witches (Vancouver)
Skirtboarders (Montreal)
Exposé Magazine (Quebec)

MEXICO
UCanSkate
Mujeres en Patinetas
Chula Skateboards

CUBA
Cuba Skate
Amigo Skate

South America

BRAZIL
Minas no Skate

CHILE
Lacra Slide

PERU
Concrete Jungle Foundation – Alto Trujillo (Las Palmeritas Skatepark, Alto Trujillo, Peru)

Europe

Skateboarding in Europe is well-established, popular, and pervasive. Don’t quote me on this, but I’m pretty sure every country in Europe has at least one skate park. Some of the world’s most iconic skate spots such as MACBA in Barcelona and Stalin Plaza in Prague are in Europe. Women, LGBTQ+ folks, and other historically marginalized groups enjoy much more access and inclusion in the skateboarding community than anywhere else in the world (perhaps save for the United States).

U.K.
Girl Skate UK
Girls Can’t Skate (London)
Doyenne Skateboards (London)
Nefarious Crew (London)
House of Vans London (Ladies night first Thursday of every month!)
Flo Skatepark (Nottingham)

SPAIN
AsiPlanchaba
NoNameSkateGirls

FRANCE
NationSk8 Team
Rockstar Bearings
Mistral Sk8 Cup

GREECE
Free Movement Skateboarding

CZECH REPUBLIC
Mystic Sk8 Cup (Prague)
Zabka’s World (Prague)

GERMANY
Girl Skate Germany
Girl Skate Hamburg (Hamburg)
Görls RocknRoll (Düsseldorf)
Skate Girls Berlin (Berlin)

BELGIUM
Girl Skate Liege

SWEDEN
No Limit
Xem Skaters (Malmö)
Hogdalen (Stockholm)
Fryshuset (Stockholm)
Stockholm Skatepark (Stockholm)

DENMARK
Christiania DIY Skate spot (Copenhagen)

Africa

Skateboarding communities across the African continent are steadily growing in size and momentum. From Morocco to Mozambique, from Ghana to Ethiopia, skateboarding in the continent has grown substantially over the last five years. That being said, skateboarding NGOs such as Indigo Youth Movement in South Africa and Skate Moz in Mozambique have been in the game since the mid-2000s.

MORROCCO
Make Life Skate Life (Taghazout)

ETHIOPIA
Ethiopia Skate (Addis Ababa)
Megabi Skate Girls (Addis Ababa)

GHANA
Surf Ghana (Accra)

KENYA
Skateboarding Society of Kenya (SSK)

MOZAMBIQUE
Maputo Skate (Maputo)
Skate Moz (Maputo, Matola)
Meninanda (Maputo)

SOUTH AFRICA
Skateistan (Johannesburg)
No Comply Coven (Johannesburg/Pretoria)
Longboarding SA (Johannesburg)
Girls Can Skate SA
Indigo Youth Movement (Cape Town)
Indigo Skate Camp (Valley of a Thousand Hills/Durban)
Alpha Longboards (Cape Town)
Moonlight Mass (Cape Town)

Asia

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. From Turkey to Japan, Indonesia to Russia, the skateboarding scenes in this vast region of the world are quite varied, but grounded nonetheless.

PALESTINE
SkatePal

AFGHANISTAN
Skateistan (Kabul)
Skateistan (Mazar-e-Sharif)

IRAQ
Suli Skate Park

CAMBODIA
Skateistan (Phnom Penh)
Skateistan (Sihanoukville)

INDIA
Girl Skate India
Inspire Crew

Oceania
Though I have not personally been to this region of the world, I’m curious about how the growth of skateboarding in the last five years is transforming the country-continent’s urban and social landscape.

AUSTRALIA
Girls Skate Australia
Daughters of Doom (annual skate comp hosted by Girl Skate Australia)
Longboard Girls Crew Australia
Thrusher (Melbourne)
She Shreds Australia, Inc

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