Bo Ikeda nose slide on the cool guy ledge
Rune Glifberg one footed ollie over the hip
Andy Henrie ollies over the whole
spine ramp from the flat ground!
In 1991 the State funded the construction of two skateparks one in Ewa Beach the other in Waianae. Using cement as the medium, both parks replicate wooden skateparks: featuring typical trannied funboxes, spine ramps, manual pads, and little 4 foot high jump ramp/quarterpipes - a true flashback to the 1980's skating mentality.
Waianae is definitely the larger of the two parks. It also has a few extra obstacles that the Ewa Beach lacks: a 6 inch high 12 foot long flat rail, a coolguy block ledge thing (see photo), and a 2 foot high corner piece. With these little additions and the overall larger skating area, the Waianae Skatepark is worth the extra 15 minute drive.
In an effort to cut costs??? the State decided that it was okay to throw cement obstacles on top of a basketball court (black top). As you know this is totally unacceptable, as the black top surface will wear at a different rate than the cement causing a bumpy bottoms to all the cement ramps. Don't believe us? Just go down there with 40mm wheels and you'll see what we mean.
Anyway, unless you like the feeling of skating on a soft sponge, it is recommended to skate the park in the late afternoon or night - after the black top has cooled down and hardened.
As an added bonus, on weekend nights you will find the West Side Locals ripping up the park till 10pm. It's rad they bring their own music and everything. Check it out!