So the day for Streetboard School was fast approaching, we were all set - plenty of teaching boards, plenty of people to teach the kids how to Streetboard, plenty of riders coming down to jam, plenty of everything. Last year's Streetboard School had to be called off due to heavy rain all weekend, surely it wouldn't do it to us again right? Wrong! However we did persevere and it was a good thing we did:
We all awoke early on Saturday morning at Dom's to be greeted by dull, but dry, weather outside. We ran some arrands before heading to King's Park, and as we were 20 minutes away, the rain began to come down. By the time we arrived it had been pouring down but stopped, and there was a group of very soggy kids to greet us.
As we contemplated what to do, the heavens opened once more but this time it was really going for it and it looked like our plans to skate and teach were to come to an abrupt end for the 2nd year running. But alas we lucked out with a 15x60ft awning on the adjacent athletics spectator stand so we took Streetboard School there while the rain kept coming and coming and coming.
So we started teaching all the kids there and a couple of them were going along within 30 minutes. During this time we contemplated whether to stick it out for the rest of the day, as by this time it had been raining for a good couple of hours solid and there was now a 6inch deep pool of water in the Skate Park in the Street Course.
When we were about to give up, the rain stopped, the sun came out and within half an hour the park was dry except for the pool of water, so we had a jam session on one of the quarter pipes and hand rail.
So the rain did scupper our plans somewhat, however we were not beaten!
Until the next Flipside Streetboard School folks....