Reefton Skatepark


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.

taking a break reefton skatepark

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.

turning the tricks reefton skatepark

riding the rails reefton skatepark

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.

trick time Reefton Skateparktricking it up reefton skateparkriding reefton skatepark

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.

rest time reefton skatepark

loop of tricks reefton skatepark

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.

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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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8 Responses to Reefton Skatepark

  1. bulldog says:

    These are wonderful action shots… so clear and perfect focus… really impressive…

  2. ivonne90 says:

    all communities should invest more money into such scaterparks and similar facilities, so that the young people turn rather to the sport and the pleasure at fresh air, than the alcohol and the drugs

  3. scott2608 says:

    Looks like a lot of fun! Great shots!

  4. I look at your shots and I marvel at what skate boarders can do. I would probably break my leg on a flat sidewalk. (grin) Nice photos. –Curt

    • coastingnz says:

      I agree – I’d definitely be flat on my face! I find it a bit like surfing – some just make it look so easy, surely I could do this……. soon to realise maybe not! LOL

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