Over the course of a week, longboardism will have Michael Brooke as guest to share with you part of his history. Come back everyday for a new snippet of his life.
So, it’s 1980 – I’ve been skating hard for 5 years. I win a big contest in London but sadly, skateboarding is dying. I get my photo in the paper…and that’s a big deal, but I sense the party is over. Thank you London Free Press.
Michael Brooke is an author, skater, publisher and one of the biggest advocates of longboarding. Born in 1964 in Leeds, England he moved to Canada in 1972 and has made it his home.
He is the author of Best Selling book ‘The Concrete Wave: The History of Skateboarding‘ and the founder/publisher/editor of Concrete Wave, the magazine.
He can be quoted saying ‘longboarding is changing the face of skateboarding’
Part 1: EARLY YEARS
Part 2 : EARLY BERT
Part 3: GRILLA GRIP
Part 4: SPONSOR ME!
Part 5: CONTEST WINNER
Part 6: FREESTYLE INTERNATIONAL
Part 7: QUIVER AND SKATERS
Part 8: ILB