Skate Boarding in Thomson Skatepark, Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

Christchurch is situated in Canterbury region in the South Island, and is the second largest city of New Zealand. It represents the getaway to Antarctica, while lying next to Pegasus Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Overall the city is surrounded by Avon, Heathcote and Waimakariri Rivers, and the Canterbury Plains. The climate is considered to be temperate, with cool and mild summers (maximum temperature 23°C/73°F), and cold and frosty winters (temperatures fall below 0°C/32°F frequently).

Christchurch is the paradise of skateboarding lovers with many areas dedicated to skating.

One of the best and most popular ones is Thomson Skatepark, especially after its renovation and its upgrade by the city council. One of the additions was the modern, large bowl with several obstacles. Overall, the park offers concrete ramps, fast and relatively hard banks and hips, thus perfect for transition and street skating.

Make your jumps and ollies off the ramps and land back again on your board, do stunning kickflips and drop-ins. Buy or take your skateboard with you and get ready to perform amazing tricks up in the air!