Category: Jamaica BMX

Jamaica BMX

The Freedom To Flourish documentary by jago Stock

Have a taste of the “FREEDOM to Flourish” !  Concrete Jungle Foundation present this 2021 documentary at the FREEDOM SKATEPARK in Bull Bay.

Seeing how skateboarding can change lives. Sparkels of poetry in a suburb of  Kingston. Fifteen minutes away from town. Facing ‘Copa Cobana’.

Come sk8 in 8 Miles Bull Bay St Andrew with SK876 skateboarders 

A FLIM by Jaco Stock and Tim Van Asdonc…

Concrete Jungle Foundation presents  ‘Freedom to Flourish’, a short documentary by Jago Stock. Let’s get into Freedom skatepark in Bull Bay, 8 miles in Jamaica, fifteen minutes from Kingston in St Andrew parish. The park has been made by Concrete Jungle Foundation a  European NJO with the help of volunteers from 10 countries, and partners such as Sandals , Seprod, the Skateroom, Flipping youth,  Paris Skate Culture, New Line, carib cement, Pre Mix, Tank Weld and Vinci JA for lending us essential tools. From march to April 2020 almost starting with the pandemic this has been an epic and happy adventure… In that movie you can feel and touch what is bring to the community and to those kids that started skateboarding with this concrete wave. Thanks to all that are making dreams come true and believe in the power of a piece of wood with wheels. Meet the staff, and the local actors such as SK876, Shama, Ivah ,Ronald, Daniel, Frogboss, Kayla, Rayquon and see the magic of a commun effort for the commun good. Thanks to the founders of this project and help putting it together : Kevin Bourke, Will Wilson from Flipping Youth and CJF for making it a reality. Big up to Paul and the Bull Bay football club, Jamnesia for hosting the crew, Julian Mair for fencing the park and all parents and volunteers in every day life of Freedom Skatepark JA !

 If you like what you see, you can donate to maintain and improve the place and the youth center programme, on the Freedom foundation website. @freedomskateparkja

Andre “Wildfaya” Thompson stabbed at the age of 20 years old in Spanish town, was the main inspiration to create this safe place for all. In 2009 he was dreaming, asking out loud for a skatepark to be built for Jamaican youth. The skatepark is dedicated to his memory…His DREAM is fulfilled Discover him in this video from 2009

Follow CJF @cjfjamaica @concretejunglefoundation
https://concretejunglefoundation.org

March 8 th 2020 Biggest skatepark contest in Jamaica

March 8 th 2020 Biggest skate contest in Jamaica, one week before Covid madness… at Boston Bay Skatepark…

Article on the Gleaner
On March 8 th was organized by the French association Paris Skate Culture a skate BMX event in the first concrete skate park of Jamaica in Boston Bay. The Park was achieved end of 2019. A JUTC Bus came from the surf camp Jamnesia Bull bay with 60 riders. The purpose of this event was to celebrate the growth of skate and BMX in Jamaica with the building of a second skate park this month: FREEDOM skate park in 8 miles Bull bay. An attempt to build one in (UWI ) Kingston in April 2019 didn’t get through even though  the work was ninety percent done, 138 company and UWI stopped the charity project before pouring concrete for “administrative reasons.”

In Boston about a hundred riders were gathered and demonstrated their passion for these two new Olympic sports, knowing that surf will also be in 2020. The event was a success local people came to enjoy the show and participate in the initiations. Demos by to pro riders like Evan Mock from Hawaii and Benjamin Garcia (World & European champion in 2017 / 2018) from France have excited the audience and took this JAM’ session to another level. Jamaican skaters like Shama Beckford, Ronald and Ivah Wilmot participated as well as locals ZULU and TATTY the skate girl  (fourteen years old). Some say it was the biggest skate event ever held in Jamaica. There is no doubt that skateboarding and BMX are the sports of tomorrow and that the youth of today want their share and that they are surely among them the future Olympic athletes of Jamaica for Paris 2024…Freedom skatepark with be finished in April. An historical moment for JA skaters !
To follow their adventures and progress on Instagram follow @concretejunglefoudation @pariskateculture @freedomskatepakja Their MOTTO “Skate or die! “

Competitions results: Best tricks: 1st Evan Mock Hawaii, 2nd Shama Beckford JA, 3d Jakes USA “- Games of Skate: 1st Aner ‘Curly’ Israel (volunteer for 3 months Boston BBCC center), 2nd Shama Beckford JA