Connect with our wild skate trip around India

Nassim Guammaz, Jaakko Ojanen, Rob Wootton and Christian Bica spice it up from Goa to Bangalore.
By Poornabodh Navadatti

India is a contradiction. What you see, experience and believe to be certain can flip in an instant and leave you gasping for air. Skateboarding in a country which is almost as big as a continent comes with its own risks and rewards.

So, we started with Goa where the sun shines in endless bright blue skies. Goa is a party destination and far from a typical skate stop, so the spots we found soon had their own nick name – 'shpots'.

Along for the wild ride to shred these ‘shpots' came skaters from around the world: Nassim Guammaz, Jaakko Ojanen, Christian Bica and Rob Wootton brought their own distinctive styles to the table on this demanding journey we dubbed ‘the curry connection’.

The picturesque palm trees and white sandy beaches of Goa were not what we were looking for in terms of skateable terrain, and so – just by pushing in the right direction – we ended up discovering a whole new face of the state as our mission to find skate spots right across India began in earnest.

Click the player up top to share the first of three legs of our adventure from Goa to Bangalore, and swing by next week as we head deep inland in search of gnar!


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