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Skate Culture

 

With skate culture often comes misconceptions. Its origins of counterculture and rebellion make people think of it as unwelcoming and too edgy for most. In recent years, however, people have continued to break down barriers in the skating world. An increasing number of charitable organizations and schools are found using skateboarding as a force for good, opening up the world of skateboarding to anyone who’s interested. Not only that, but skateboarders are seen mentoring the upcoming generation, passing down old boards and tips, and creating a culture of inclusion.

The Value of Inclusion

With inclusion comes a sense of belonging. When kids are able to engage in an inclusive community with others it sets them up for having positive experiences with lasting impacts. For many, skateboarding has given them more that just friends, but a creative outlet and an empowering form of self expression. In addition to a new and fun form of exercise, characteristics like perseverance and dedication are being shared among all types of communities.

 

Skate Culture

Skating with Kids Through Acceptance

We love seeing the inclusive environment of skateboarding being extended to all kids, including those often marginalized by location, financial means, or physical ability. One community that often battles larger barriers to entry, are children with developmental disabilities. One foundation in particular that uses this sport as a force for good is the A.Skate Foundation. Founded by Crys Worley, a mother of two children, one on the autism spectrum. Through Worley’s effort, the A.Skate Foundation has done a wonderful job of organizing skateboard clinics for autistic children. There, the excitement and rush of skateboarding is unlimited, and unrestricted.

The A.Skate mission statement is: Skating with kids through acceptance, therapy and education. A.Skate understands the impact they can have on children simply by skating with them. Organizations like these are working to continue improving inclusivity by breaking down barriers, and spreading the joy of skating to all.

The trend is catching on and schools are getting involved as well. Some elementary schools have begun creating skateboarding clubs open to those with all types of varying abilities.

An Environment We Can Improve

In our opinion, the best part about skating is its unique culture and supportive environment. There’s nothing quite like landing a trick you’ve been working on for weeks and feeling the support of friends and strangers cheering you on. While organizations around the world are specifically working to encourage certain populations, it’s up to all of us to continue to drive an inclusive environment as the norm for skate culture.

Whether it’s encouraging a beginner at the skatepark, finding an organization to donate an old board to, or talking to your child about inclusive language, there are many ways we all can continue to drive a supportive skate environment for everyone. 

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Get Involved

The great thing about skateboarding is that it requires nothing more than a board and safety equipment. These are things that most of us think of as basics! And let’s be honest, most of the time, they are easy for us to share. For some, these resources, as well as assistance or instruction, are harder to come by than others. This is where we all have the ability to be a part of changing the reputation of skate culture.

If you’re a skate enthusiast, find new ways to share your love for skateboarding with a population that may have more barriers to entry than you did.

For more opportunities, look up incredible organizations like A.Skate improving skate inclusivity in your community. Reach out, and see what you can do.

 

Looking for even more inspiration to warm your heart and motivate you to act as a force for good? Check out these “5 Important Non-Profits Making Skating More Inclusive For Everyone”, that are showing solidarity with marginalized communities across the world.

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BEACH SOUNDS FEST 2018 - GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

 

 

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Lennox Head BEACH SOUNDS Fest is an all ages, alcohol and drug free event held annually in the coastal town of Lennox Head and features some of the best upcoming Australian bands.

2018 LINE UP

The Pretty Littles
Eliza and the Delusionals
VOIID
Concrete Surfers
Viral Eyes
CRUM
Sook
Garage Sale
No Parade
MIND

+ winner of our Feed Music "High School Hero" competition. 

OTHER FUN ON THE NIGHT....

ART and MUSIC FAIR - free entry to all in the foyer. A great collection of regional art and music based stalls. 
FOOD and DRINK available on site. 
DOOR PRIZES provided by our great sponsor Skullcandy and Anchor Chief (GLOBE, The Critical Slide Society, All About Eve).

THE VENUE is right in Lennox Head. Pass outs available so enjoy the local cafes, restaurants, hotel and bars. 

WARNING
This is alcohol free event for guests and admission will be denied for any intoxicated patrons. Unruly behaviour will not be tolerated and will result in removal . No crowd surfing or aggressive dancing. Respect each other and look after your fellow concert goers. Zero tolerance will be shown to any patron harrassing other patrons or making them feel uncomfortable at our event. Any patron denied entry or re-entry to venue or removed from venue will not be provided with a refund.

 

FAQs

 

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

All ages are welcome. We would politely suggest that the event is aimed at teens and young adults. Children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by a supervising adult who holds a ticket (max 4 kids per adult supervisor please). 
Pass outs will be allowed . The promoter and venue are not responsible for supervision of minors in any way but will provide a strictly alcohol free and drug free environment for guests, security will be present. Free water and rest areas are available. Kids are free to use the promoters telephone services to call parents if required.

 

What can I bring into the event?

We would suggest you dont bring anything except a small bag. Free cold water will be available. There is kiosk which will sell soft drinks and snacks. There will be a hot food vendor on site. We will be keeping the cost of food and drink to modest prices.

 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Your contact team is Ben Luke 17 year old of Lennox Groove and his father Nathan Luke. Email lennoxgroove@gmail.com

 

What's the refund policy?

A full refund is available 7 days out. After that point no refunds. Note no refunds are given for any patron refused entry or removed from the premises.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

YES please bring your ticket printed out to avoid any issues with phone, phone reception (which can be poor in Lennox on occasion).

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