Sustainability has been gaining a lot of traction in the world of action sports.
We’ve seen sustainable surfboard companies emerge, making boards out of everything from algae to cork. Then there’s that skateboarder who turned old decks into custom guitars. And just last month, Kelly Slater launched his new sustainable line of menswear, Outerknown, using sustainable fabrics like hemp and recycling old fishing to create new clothes.
Now, the Australian skateboarding brand Afends has decided to show their support for the sustainability movement, by building a halfpipe in the middle of Australia’s largest hemp field:
The video features Aussie skaters Boyd Young and Bibi Bradbury skating on a half pipe Afends decided build in the hemp fields surrounding Byron Bay, Australia.
“Here at Afends we’ve jumped on the hemp bandwagon and are riding this proverbial train to more sustainable pastures,” the video’s description reads. “To celebrate our self proclaimed sustainable legends status, we headed out to the largest hemp field in Australia, threw together a half pipe (literally, we built it on the day – DIY till we die!), and skated the crap out of our mini ramp right in the centre of a damn hemp field.”
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