One thing I have always loved about skateboarding is its creativity. Most people look at a staircase as a way to just get from one level to another. But, a skater looks at it and sees nothing but potential. This week a good friend tagged me in this incredibly epic film from Northbound Skate that was featured on The Inertia. We are blessed with our tropical climate, but on these humid summer days, hitting cement in Norway’s winter DIYs could be a great reprieve.

hitting cement in Norway DIY Skateboarding skatepark

“Surfers like to compare things to hitting cement. After slamming the bottom at a reef break, a shallow beachie, or skipping across the face at a big wave spot, the parallel is often made. And no offense to Pipe or Mavs chargers, but skateboarders actually do hit cement and they do it often and hard.

That’s because skateboarding by nature happens on cement unless, of course, you’re on a wooden mini ramp, or, say, the frozen beaches of Norway. Which, incidentally, you can make a mini ramp completely out of sand. Who knew?” – The Inertia

hitting cement in Norway DIY Skateboarding skatepark

The ultimate DIY. With something as simple as sand, some driftwood, ice cold temperatures and the water from some foamy wave, these locals create a DIY unlike any other.

Watch the video of these locals hitting cement in this Norway DIY

Check out this video as four skaters head north to the cold Norwegian coast and bring a whole new meaning to hitting cement. The results are mesmerizing!

NORTHBOUND | Skateboarding on Frozen Sand 4K from Turbin Film on Vimeo.

Hermann Stene
Didrik Galasso
Henrik Lund
Karsten Kleppan

Director: Jørn Nyseth Ranum
Producer: Anders Graham
Cinematography: Lukasz Zamaro
Editors: Marta Sæverud and Jørn Nyseth Ranum
Sound Engineer: Ole Richard Korsan Stuwe
Music: Erlend Elvesveen

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This film was shot using RED Dragon with Zeiss Ultra Primes.

Northbound is produced by Turbin Film

See the directors previous film “North of The Sun” here:

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