5 Boro Goes East: Part One

How much further east can New York City's 5 Boro skate team get? How about Newfoundland.
By Sam McGuire

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

It turned into a three part series featured on RedBull/Skateboarding.

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 north 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 with only had one day to skate the town.

So we hit downtown and the waterfront of this colorful and picturesque city and skated as many spots possible.

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 but Jordan made it look all too easy floating these giant ollies to frontside wallrides.

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

Check back on February 11 for part two of the three part series featured on RedBull/Skateboarding.

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