- ABOUT THE SPOT
Skate Boarding in Seawall, Chicago, Illinois USA
In Chicago and in front of Lake Michigan lies Seawall. It is a concrete transitioned wall, which runs along the back of the John G. Shedd Aquarium along the Lake.
It is not very easy to get there, so it is suggested to ask directions for the aquarium and when you reach it, walk behind it to find the spot. Although it is not a traditional skatepark or even a skatepark, skateboarding enthusiasts will have a blast. The spot is rough and pretty hard to skate. It is dangerous, due to the chance of your board going into the water. The entire surface is concrete and as for skateboarding features, you will meet a vertical ramp, curb, rails and stairs.
The best point to skate is at the far end of the aquarium, where you will enjoy all the run up you need on going straight into the wall and some large block stairs, as well as a round drain, which runs into the transition for more creative possibilities.
Chicago Seawall, as it is also known, is made for daring skateboarders who flout danger and are ready to conquer this concrete seawall.