This is my introduction. I made it up. It’s my website. That’s the point 😉
If you are just looking for updates on my travels skateboarding across the USA, you can find it all here at my main site Nomad Skateboarding
This website, Mark Andrew Skates, was originally intended just to be my own playground for writing and pushing my web design skills.
With so much shit going on and the skateboarding community rallying I’ll now be adding anything I think is important, relevant, or just plain fucking cool to the blog. There will be a lot of reposts to other websites. Read our bit then click the links and go to the sources and support those people supporting us.
If you arrived here seeking a website or guidance, I’m offering complete website builds and instructions on how you can do this yourself for free. There is no more important time than now to take control of our businesses, our lives, and our community.
Background on skateboarding across the country taken from my original Instagram post June, 2019.
*Life and pandemic stopped me for a while, back to it July, 2020.
Heading out within 24 hours to skateboard from Boston eastcoast to San Francisco westcoast . How I got here I’ll fill in along the way, but mostly i’ll be sharing what being a ‘skater’ means to those of us not in the magazines via the lenses of the goodfolk I know will be throughout my path. It’s skateboarding, right? We wouldn’t be here if not for the abundance of awesome guys and girls that make up this thing we all love.
The newly minted website I built myself will be the repository for all things Nomad Skateboarding. The localskateshops and skateparks, the people and the roads traveled to get there, and most of all I want to answer the question: can you skate as your livelihood without being a pro or working in a shop? With all of the new tech and the ability to be connected with no fixed residence, are there more roads leading to a lifetime of skating that’s not secondary or in between or when you can?
I believe so. In fact I’m betting my life on it.
Thank you to @taborcoates, Teddy, whole @easternboarder crew for being some of the best humans there are…30 years strong. Now the shop is with @newtraditioncompany and @heartlandbarber. When everyone else questioned my sanity, this whole community did the opposite and gave me a place to count on for soul support. You should go by today and check out the new hand painted signage that welcomes you!