With Shocklands on this coming weekend, you can be sure that many of Australia’s best skateboarders are on their way to Melbourne. Some of the most talented skateboarders ever spawned on this planet will be boarding trains, planes, and various skate mobiles to make their Docklands pilgrimage. Speaking of getting there, we thought it might be worth making you a map* that illustrates how to get there from both Spencer and Flinders Street Stations. Click the map above to view larger.
*Melways Ref: Map 2E 7D
Entry to North Wharf Road is via the carpark at the end of Collins Street. (Last year it was possible to get through on Bourke Street, but this year that route is closed. You are now required to approach Shed 4 from Collins Street.)
Simple routes from Flinders and Southern Cross Stations are explained in this map (click to enlarge). Check Public Transport Victoria for your PT options.
Accompanying me on the judging front are some serious Australian skateboard legends.
Ben is a staple of Australian street skating. He emerged in the early 90’s via the scene known as Flatlands. this was the plaza which lay in the current location of Federation Square. Ben had spots on some pretty coveted teams including Snake Pit, Time Skateboards and Rythym (US). Still skating you ask? Well, how many people in their mid-thirties can do a backside 360 on flat? To this very day Ben holds the key to some of the hardest tricks.
Kurt has been steadily holding it down for Australian Skateboarding since the mid-00’s. He is actually a competitor from the Pro/Am Tour but a niggling knee injury means he has to sit this one out. Kurt rides for Hype, Adidas, Ashbury, Krux and Autobahn He also is a founding partner for Everyone Distribution. We are well-honoured to have a guys who has competed in last year's Shocklands on board the judging panel.
Sean Holland is about as awesome as humans come. He is a devoted skater, was Tassie’s first skateboarder with national profile, has toured with the likes of Duffy and Alva, edited Australian Skateboarding Magazine for a couple of years and co-founded the Skateboarder’s Journal in the summer of 2006/7. His magazine is revered by most Aussies as one of the world’s finest publications.
Australian Sports Commission
City of Melbourne