Padstow skatepark & St Merryn bowl

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Padstow skatepark & St Merryn bowl

Postby SidcupSlam » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:16 pm

I'm off to Padstow next week for a much needed family break. In between coastal walks and crabbing with the kids, I'm looking to get some skating in. There doesn't seem to be much up to date footage of the skatepark at Padstow or the bowl at St Merryn on the web.

I'd be grateful if anyone could give me a quick review of these spots, especially how busy they get at different times of the day. Also, if there are any other skateable spots within a 10 minute car journey from Padstow that people know of that would also be appreciated. Thanks !
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Re: Padstow skatepark & St Merryn bowl

Postby misterbleepy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:22 am

Not sure about anything within a 10 minute drive, but if you could "get lost" for a lot longer, then Mount Hawke is worth a visit ;-)
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Re: Padstow skatepark & St Merryn bowl

Postby SidcupSlam » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:11 pm

Thanks Mr B. It might be pushing my luck!
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Re: Padstow skatepark & St Merryn bowl

Postby SidcupSlam » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:43 pm

I now know why it was all quiet on the Padstow front. I rocked up to skate it yesterday but it was a decaying heap of a ramp, totally unskateable due to a wooden surface that has all but rotted away. I understand there is a campaign afoot to get a concrete park built but its not under way yet.

St Merryn bowl though was very skate'able and more than made up for the disappointment of the Padstow ramp. Its a 1970's style bowl with a rough ols school surface so was a bit more challenging. My Ricta Clouds came in handy!
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Re: Padstow skatepark & St Merryn bowl

Postby misterbleepy » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:46 am

Good to hear you got a skate in - and thanks for the info about both places. I need to start chucking a board in the boot when going to Padstow - I drive through St Merryn on the way.
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Re: Padstow skatepark & St Merryn bowl

Postby SidcupSlam » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:01 pm

It's well worth checking out but definitely take your padsi. I'm off for another early morning sesh on Thursday having skated Stithians today. Nice concrete half pipe but pretty rough surface like St Merryn but a lot of fun and had the place mostly to myself.

Here's me getting to the edge of the deep end at St Merryn on my previous visit.

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Re: Padstow skatepark & St Merryn bowl

Postby Brian S » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:03 pm

I'll be in Cornwall last week of April :D
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Re: Padstow skatepark & St Merryn bowl

Postby SidcupSlam » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:36 pm

Hope the weather stays good for you Brian. If not there's always Mount Hawke. I took Mr B's advice and "got lost" in the general vicinity. Wow, what a place!
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