Oklahoma Longboard Scene
The Great Plains of America’s Midwest are well known. The rolling hills are gaining popularity every day. Our goal is to seek out and find all the concrete waves that the Sooner State has to offer. Oklahoma’s longboard scene is growing rapidly. From the small towns to the mini-metros of Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okies are learning to skate, shred and slide at all ages.
Longboards are beginning to replace more and more bicycles on campuses state-wide. Stillwater may not have the population numbers of OKC but a passionate enrollment helps feed the Stillwater Longboard Crew (SLC) events and gatherings, some of the largest in the state. The Student Longboard Association at OU keeps Norman shredding. In fact, one of the best and busiest garages is in the heart of campus! The UCO Longboarding Group carves up Edmond and two groups cover Tulsa.
Then there is the Oklahoma City Longboard Crew. The OLC is just a baby on the scene, but they’ve grown quickly. Small groups hit local garages and paths nightly, just hosted a race in April and have one for May ready to go. We all use social networking to stay connected and up to date on all the events around the state, nation and abroad.
Core Extreme Sports has been a backbone for the scene, joining Flip’d Board Shop nearly two years ago. Mitch Skate Park in Edmond and Industrial Skate Park in Norman have been hosting slide jams and best-trick events regularly. Among our regular sponsors, BC Longboards has the largest global reach. They started right here in OKC less than five years ago have exploded into an internationally recognized board company.
Submitted Concrete Wave
By Neil Wieland and Dan Hays
Photos by Chris Hultner