Freestyle Now – South Hedland skatepark opening day


Nestled in the heart of the north west of Australia is Port Hedland. It is the second largest town in the Pilbara region with a population of approximately 14,000, including the satellite town of South Hedland situated 18 km away. Iron ore is the main export from Port Hedland and has the highest tonnage of any port in Australia.
South Hedland is undergoing some town redevelopments and the current skatepark was listed to go so a new skatepark was to be constructed. This skatepark was going to dwarf the current South Hedland skatepark and without a doubt the new skatepark is massive. South Hedland has now got one of Australia’s biggest skateparks. Freestyle Now attended the opening celebration day to help the Town of Port Hedland do the official opening as well as engage with the skatepark participants with some skatepark coaching workshops. Freestyle Now squad members Shaun Jarvis and David Pinelli were joined by guest rider Ben Thomas to roll out the radness that Freestyle Now delivers at many locations around Australia. The 4 day visit was great with Freestyle Now engaging with many skatepark users during the coaching workshop sessions. During their stay Shaun, David and Ben visited the skatepark in Port Hedland as well as getting a radio interview on local radio 101.3fm.
Freestyle Now will be returning to Port Hedland to host another series of coaching workshops on the 13th and 14th of August and host Round 12 of the Freestyle Now Western Australian Skatepark Series on the 15th of August all at the new South Hedland skatepark. Let the radness roll.

Freestyle Now Port Hedland David Pinelli March 2015

David Pinelli likes to ride bmx no matter what the terrain even large pipe like sculptures that are really hard to ride, rad table top

Shaun, David and Ben got to get some filming done while in Port Hedland and threw together a few clips from the Port Hedland skatepark as well as the new South Hedland skatepark.

Freestyle Now Port Hedland skatepark bmx March 2015

Clockwise from top left – Freestyle Now boss man Shaun Jarvis was loving this hip in the large combi bowl – David Pinelli fence riding – Another angle of David Pinelli throwing a table top on the pipe sculpture, this is a very hard thing to ride as you can see the bumps in the sculpture – David Pinelli large tuck no hander on the hip in the large bowl

This is some raw footage from the opening day celebrations filmed by Shaun Jarvis on his phone

During their stay Shaun, David and Ben visited local radio 101.3fm for a bit of an interview on all things radness