Not sure if this is a lame request but I’m moving to Bristol this weekend obviously for skateboarding this is good, However I don’t know any skateboarders there, Sure I’ll meet local dudes down parks ect but thought I’d put the feelers out for possibly skate friends.
Basically anyone fancy meeting up for a roll/ beer or whatevez some point in the next few weeks?
I was in the same boat many years ago and met what became my best friends at Dean Lane. It’s a fun, yet challenging skatepark - the annual DLH Fun Day was cancelled at the weekend and put back to Sept 14th. Every skater in a 50km radius seems to show up for it, even if it’s just for a few beers as it gets pretty hectic.
The Centre spot is the new go-to if street skating is your thing.
All the various (older, career and family-men) crews get together on Thursday evenings to skate and discuss Wittgenstein, so once you’re out and about, you’ll run into folks.
The city is pretty small, so the more that you’re out and about skating, even by yourself, you’ll be recognised and meet people that way.
Well I moved there when I was 27, so I was in the same boat. Randomly, the crew of friends I made generally didn’t skate the Deaner that much, I just happened to bump into them there. The rest of the extended DLH army are a good bunch too. The Deaner is tough enough to skate to be fair, but eventually you’ll get used to it.
Like I said, getting out and about will mean you meet more people. Chances are that the people you meet in your first week may not end up becoming firm friends, but at least you’ll get to know others through them. Showing up is half the battle! Just get out there and enjoy your skating.w
If slashing and gnarling is your thing, you’ll love it at the Deaner. If not, the top section now has loads of little curbs and lumps.
The DLH are pretty friendly and the young uns are pretty social too.
As well as the DLH Fun Day on Sat 14th Sep, there’s also a fun day bowl comp at Filton park on Sat 7th Sep. I’m sure there will be loads of people there and there’s always a good number of new locals accepted into the Bristol skate scene.