Took a drive to Reefton on Saturday for the 125th anniversary of light. Won’t go into the celebrations in this blog – you’ll have to wait for the next installment for me to tell you all about that……… but while we were there and walking around the little town we visited the local skateboard park.
For a little town of only around 1000 people this is an outstanding facility. Locally they describe it as the “Greatest Skatepark in History”. Reefton is a town of history hence the description. They also say if you judge a town by the size of its skate park, then Reefton is LA. There are plenty of opportunities for tricks with 1/2 pipes and ramps, rails and even a full Hollywood bowl.
Some of the local lads were there playing around. We sat and watched for at least 1/2 hour mesmerised by them trying out their latest tricks. Think they enjoyed having the audience and were even more pleased when Stephen got the camera out.
The lads were certainly having a good time and it was nice to see the younger generation enjoying the facilities and the beautiful day. Better than being inside in front of the computer like many of our young people seem to do these days.
A couple of families arrived also – with some younger children and they had some fun zooming around the park on their scooters. The new up and coming skaters of the future…..
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about and exploring the West Coast and enjoy sharing their experiences. Check out their other blog posts for their activities page on their website for suggestions of things to see and do when you are coming to the West Coast of the Southern Alps.