Carving the Bowl in Berkeley, California
In Berkeley's old industrial wasteland, behind a ribbon of chain-link fencing, sits a concrete nirvana for skaters—a vast, undulating expanse of concrete that makes up the Berkeley Skate Park. When you arrive, the rhythmic slapping sound of wood on cement echoes though the air, a harbinger of the frenzied activity that awaits. Skateboarders, young and old, scooter riders, and in-line skaters share the territory, vying for space and carving their lines up the sloping walls of the bowl. Bring water, a few snacks, and your nerve, and enjoy a pulse-pounding morning of frontside excitement.