Thanks To Maui Skateboard Series for putting on another radical event for the skate boarders of Maui.  A few weeks ago the M.S.S. team arranged a portable ramp skate jam and best trick contests in tribute for the new skate park being built in Kula.  

(Braden B. f/s board)

(Braden B. f/s board)

Everyone is excited for this new skate park which rumors say it should be done in a year or so.  

It was a beautiful Maui scenic day and there was an amazing crew of families and upcoming Maui skaters having a blast.  The M.S.S. team did a great job with the arrangements of the ramps, providing snacks, pizza, and drinks, also setting the atmosphere and keeping the skaters hyped.

Not only where there the local skate groms and highly supportive parents on scene, the Keopulani locals arrived on scene as well with all of their skate boarding maneuvers.

(Braden B. b/s blunt slide)

(Braden B. b/s blunt slide)

(melon grab)

(melon grab)

What I loved about this even the most it was the right amount of competitiveness with the perfect amount of fun and enjoyment.  No one was over aggressive and it truly felt like a Maui Ohana of skaters. 

  There was 3 divisions of “best trick” contests.  The 8 and under, 8-15, and then the older kids.  They had three skaters at a time go for about 2 minutes for the best trick and then ultimately until each division had the top 3 compete for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize. 

  There was over 100+ people who came out.  And tons of prizes from Aloha skateboards, Maui groms, Hi-tech, Maui County, and One Love Skate.  Also thanks to all the countless sponsors I forgot.

(the Maui Skate Series team)

(the Maui Skate Series team)

  It was amazing to see the upcoming skaters of Maui is going strong and would love to see us (One Love Skate) being able to encourage and cultivate the skate scene on Maui and be a major influence in the lives of the skate culture here on the island.  It seems that more families are involved with the skate scene here and it is so encouraging to see such support. 

  I feel as we continue to share life with each other through skateboarding, hopefully curiosity for eternity and the love of God can be shared through conversations, acts of kindness, and just being passionate about the gifts and talents given to us. 

I believe in One Love Skate ministry a lot because its not a program or a kind of way to make people do something, it is simply people wanting to proclaim the good news of God that He is the true source of love. 

  Growing up on Maui I’ve seen many people come and go but the one thing that remains the same is the love of God and His reflection in the people here on the island.  

(xander: nose grind)

(xander: nose grind)

I was actually able to join the best trick contest, which I haven’t really done a contest for at least 7 years.  It made me realize how much fun skating with your friends and challenging yourself is.  So keep challenging yourself and have fun!

Aloha ke Akua!

-Sam P. 

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