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La Kantera

La Kantera

Getxo - Pais Vasco , Spain

Skateboarding

Skatepark

At this incredible place you’ll skate among the ruins of a fort, with spectacular views of the sea and cliffs and an unbeatable atmosphere at the Arrigunaga beach. Built in 1987 and located in Getxo, very near to the city of Bilbao, the fantastic La Kantera has attracted many international skaters and is known worldwide for its transitions and coopings. In 2009 they did some refurbishments and you’ll now find a 2,7 metre halfpipe, a kidney-shaped pool, a module with two banks separated with a ledge on top, some wallrides, a pyramid, curvings, flatrails, a pole jump, gaps, ledges and manni pads. Along with the refurbishments, the locals often repair and re-paint the park so they can make the most of every session.

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La Kantera Skate Eskola is a school of skate which offers courses and camps for youngsters as well as organising events and Pool Sessions in the skatepark. Numerous world class skateboarding stars have skated at this spot, some of these include Alain Goikoetxea and Txus Domínguez (the creator of La Kantera), and the incredible up and coming younger generations. Big brands often visit the park to host international events like the Globe Bowl Bash or the Bowl-a-rama 2014. This and much more is what demonstrates that La Kantera still has a lot to offer.

It’s difficult to skate in the summer as it rains a lot so it’s better to go sometime between June and September, then you can enjoy the beach too. It’s a classic skatepark and is therefore quite worn but the locals take care of improving it whenever they can, so to find it’s well-maintained and recently painted isn’t unusual. For this reason alone it’s important to respect the place and the people.
What’s there?
  • Funboxes
    Pyramid
  • Rails
    Flatrails, Pole jump
  • Ledges
    Hubba, Benches, Manual pads
  • Pipes
    Half pipe, Quarters, Wallride, Spine, Curvings, Pool
  • Jumps
    Banks, Eurogap, Hip
  • Stairs
    Gaps
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