BBG Presents: Supra Slams

6 March 2019

There’s always that unforced association around skateboarding, one which familiarises us with the notions summer. Like it or loathe it, skateboarding becomes almost an essential within the British youth’s summertime diary. This July pencilling in more than just a date in our diaries, one of the world’s leading independent footwear brands, SUPRA, has teamed up with some of the UK’s most pioneering venues, all in aid of bringing street skating, demos and parties to some of our key cities.

Dropping in on London, last Thursday 10th July saw the footwear brand join forces with Slam City Skates and Frontside Gardens Skate Park in Hackney Wick. Dosing the demolished warehouse with effortless talent, from 4pm seven professional skateboarders including the legendary Chad Muska, tested the Hackney Wick waters with four hours of sheer skate skill.

Although a renowned name in the skateboarding game, Chad Muska’s talents don’t just linger around his longing to skate. The entrepreneur, who also has an acute eye for art and design, has dedicated time within his busy schedule to support the Frontside Skate Park project, working with founder Andrew Willis on the creation of a bespoke obstacle that will become a permanent fixture in the park.

Joining the line-up of talents, was Jim Greco, the man behind the redefinition of raw street skating and the coining of the ‘Hammer’ brand, Stevie Williams, one of skateboarding most monumental figures who made it into the top 30 most influential skaters of all time and Spencer Hamilton, a man renowned for his apt knack of combining high impact skating with technical precision. And as if that wasn’t enough talent for one team, London’s own Palace Skateboard pro Lucien Clarke, Frenchman, Oscar Candon and Kevin Romar, popped in for the four hours of pro skateboarding.

Unfortunately at Boys by Girls, our talents don’t quite reach as far as skateboarding, we’ve got a feeling the combination of a camera and an unapt skill for skating might lead us to a few £100 of debt. So whilst we quite happily left the stunts to the Supra Team on Thursday July 10th, we sent Sofia Farnesi to capture the day in the one and only BBG way, #Spontaneous.

Words by Fenn O'Meally

Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View “My mind works so much better in nature. It flows better. When I was young, I used to write poetry... View Young actor @jackdgrazer has two major movies this year; comedic superhero flick Shazam!, which is in cinemas 5th April, and... View Supported by a backdrop of Pipe and Brick, the performers take a final bow. . . Photography by @messinaphotos Fashion... View Micromovements give the game away; fake smiles don’t reach the eyes. Reading faces to calculate an oppositional move, the villain... View Casting shadows across the stage, shapes and silhouettes rise and fall. . . Photography by @messinaphotos Fashion by @rcolestevens Model... View Act II begins with a midday hush. The show goes on to hit the hero’s redemption and save the day... View Stylist Cole Stevens dresses Azure to steal the show on the streets. The sunny city serves as the audience to... View Curtains close on Act I and the actors exit stage left. Backstage the chaos rules as loud as a Monday... View Masked by costumes, the spotlight highlights our truths. . . Photography by @messinaphotos Fashion by @rcolestevens Model @azu_figgy at @heffnermanagement... View Observing movements from between a smile and a frown. If the brick could whisper and the tarmac could murmur, what... View This week’s exclusive Instagram editorial is ‘Pipe & Brick’ featuring model Azure Figueroa at Heffner Management. Photographer Allegra Messina shoots... View View “...we are all equal in the end. View You may recognise @harryhains from 'American Horror Story: Hotel' as well as upcoming roles in the action feature ‘Chase' and... View It is a rare and beautiful thing to live in alignment with your true purpose. Minutes into conversation with musician... View @harryhains / @theantiboy on gender: View @harryhains has a unique awareness of what it means to be human - which is just that: human. Not a... View Coated in a fine layer of sand, tired legs rest. Remnants of sand still stuck to swim shorts that are... View Salty skin and hair begin to dry. Gooseflesh prickling on the skin with faint breezes drawn with every wave greeting... View The smell of wax mixed with sea salt and burning wood from beach fires are caught in the wind. Paddling...