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Skateboarding Heritage Foundation

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2022 Event Calendar

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Second Annual
Vintage Surf and Skate
Board Show and Swap

Sunday, June 26, 2022
10am to 4pm

Satellite Beach Community Center
Satellite Beach, Florida

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Second Saturday
Board Swap

Every Second Saturday
12pm to 6pm

Hakuna Makava
West Palm Beach

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Preservation and Cultural Achievements

In 2013, Skateboarding Heritage Foundation made history when, after many months of intense work, campaigning, and educational outreach, it succeeded in getting the Bro Bowl in Tampa, Florida, a 1970s-era skatepark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was an unprecedented move, as no other property or structure related to skateboarding history and culture had ever been recognized or listed before. This notable achievement launched a worldwide movement and opened the door for more preservation. In 2014, The Rom skatepark in London was able to attain a listing on the National Register in the UK, followed by official recognition of London's Southbank as another skateboarding heritage site. In 2015, Skateboarding Heritage Foundation and author/historian Craig B. Snyder began working with authorities in Australia on the recognition of one more 1970s-era property. This was the Albany Snake Run located in Albany, Western Australia. Snyder's book, A Secret History of the Ollie, Volume 1: The 1970s (Black Salt Press, 2015), which documented Albany and a number of the other early skateparks, became an instrumental part of the supporting documentation. In 2016, the motion for recognition and preservation was approved making Albany the third historical property to get listed on a national register. Our work continues, stay tuned…

Official Heritage Sites

Bro Bowl (Est. 1978)
Tampa, Florida, USA
National Register of Historic Places
Listing #13000811
National Park Service
NPS / NRHP website
October 9, 2013
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Bro Bowl, Tampa, circa 1980
The Rom Skatepark (Est. 1978)
London, England, UK
Grade II Listed Building
Listing #1419328
Historic England: Department of Cutlure

National Heritage website
September 11, 2014
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Rom, London, late 1970s
Albany Snake Run (Est. 1976)
Albany, Western Australia
State Heritage Register, Listing #1972
Heritage Council of Western Australia

WA Register website
February 12, 2016
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Albany under construction, Western Australia,1976

Recognized Heritage Sites

Southbank (Early 1970s)
London, England, UK
ACV (Asset of Community Value)
Lambeth London Borough Council

September 18, 2014

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Southbank, London, mid-1970s