I will take you through some exercises and stretches before actually stepping on a moving board to learn about balance and the correct movements needed to start rolling along by yourself. You will then get padded up with all the necessary protective gear, learn how to safely dismount from the longboard and have some fun sliding along the concrete with your knee pads. Now it's time to roll! I will guide you through a series of steps on the longboard to progress your skills so that you are skating around nice and comfortably. The unforgettable experience will let you explore one of the most iconic site of Lisboa by skate. From the historic Torre de Belem, you can get acquainted with some of the very best local skate spots and bicycle paths with a view of the sparkling river Tejo.
I've been teaching skate longboard for over 10 years. My journey began in Rio, Brazil where I fell in love with skateboarding and made it not only my passion, but also my profession. My mission took me around the globe from Brazil, Australia, Mexico, the UK and now I’m here in Lisboa, Portugal spreading the Brazilian longboard lifestyle. The skate longboard class will give students not only a brand new skill and hobby that they will take away with them for life, it is also an unforgettable experience that will guide them to explore one of the most iconic sites of Lisboa, Belem Tower.
Skate Longboard and protective gear: helmet, knee and elbow pads, wrist guards. Yoga mat.
We will start our workshop by the popular tourist spot, the Torre de Belem (Belem Tower). From here, we can explore the smooth ground in front of the stunning Monumento aos Combatentes do Ultramar, where you can also see the changing of the guard, and the beautiful surrounding parkland with a view of the river Tejo.
Flat soled shoes are better to wear where possible (eg. converse/vans style)
Wear comfortable clothes and flat sole shoes where possible (eg. Converse/Vans). Bring a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated during the class.