Longboarding for peace in the middle east

It’s been just over 2 weeks since we landed in Israel. The Search/Spark/Stoke Tour has been a dream come true.

My goal was to bring longboarding to the Israelis and Arabs here. I am using longboarding as a peacebuilding initiative. And thanks to my friends at the Peres Center for Peace and Surfing for Peace, we’ve achieve something quite remarkable. We hit Jaffa, Sderot, East Jerusalem and Jericho.

The feeling of skate stoke is indescribable.
Longboarding has helped foster not just joy, but a small feeling of trust.

My hope is that this will lead to dialogue and eventually
understanding…from here, the roots of peace will start growing.

My plan is to expand Longboarding for Peace here in Israel and bring
longboards to communities around the world that need some skate stoke.

I hope you that you’ll get involved with Longboarding For Peace in your own way.

Best wishes,
Michael

Follow Michael’s adventure on the Concrete Wave Facebook page

Monday July 16th, 2012
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