5BORONYC Goes East: Episode 1

5BORONYC gets even more East Coast as they travel to the eastern-most point in North America.
By Sam McGuire

This trip first started out as a random idea, a quick joke really. Taking the most East Coast company in skateboarding even further east, to the eastern-most point in North America - St John's, in Newfoundland.

St John's is accessible from NYC via a long, but scenic route north through Portland, Maine, Nova Scotia and then onto a ferry to a long eight-hour trek across the beautiful island of Newfoundland. It was a perfect mission for Joe Tookmanian’s conversion van as we piled in Jordan Trahan, Silvester Eduardo, Jimmy McDonald, Rob Gonyon, Joe Tookmanian and TM Tombo Collabraro who also filmed and basically kept the ship afloat and everyone smiling.

Silvester Eduardo, Smith Grind
Silvester Eduardo, Smith Grind © Sam McGuire

We headed out of the rain to the beautiful skies of Maine with our first stop in Portland. With only a few days to make the ferry, we had to keep it moving and only had one day to skate there. So we hit downtown and the waterfront of this colorful and picturesque city and skated as many spots as we could.

Jordan Trahan, Ollie to Frontside Wallride
Jordan Trahan - Ollie to Frontside Wallride © Sam McGuire

Last spot of the day was this DIY quarter pipe to wallride. It wasn’t easy to skate at all but Jordan made it look all too easy floating these giant ollies to frontside wallrides.

After a long day of skating we decided to hit the road and make it to the US/Canadian border and find a hotel.

Check back on February 11 for Episode 2 to see the scenic second part of the journey through the Bay of Fundy.

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