Skills

BEGINNERS

A skater who is not able to drop in on a transition or is not able to pump or do a turn on a transition wall more than 5 times.

Skating Areas for Beginners:

Mini Ramp: The mini ramp is layered in steel and is 24 feet wide with an 8 foot transition cut down to 6 feet.

Small Bowl: The small bowl or “Bird Bath” has 7 foot transitions and is 4 feet deep. It has four rounded corners and angled lips, with the exception of the west wall which is higher and rounded and connects to the deep end of the Pool. The north wall connects into the street area.

Banked Walls: The concrete banked walls are 5 feet high with a mellow, noncurved transition. They are ideal for more technical streetskating style tricks.

Pyramid: Standing 5 feet high, 4 feet wide on the west side and 8 feet on the east, this concrete pyramid has it all. The south face has a rounded corner and an angled lip connecting to the banked walls, while the west and north faces have rounded lips that connect to the “Back Bowl”.

Back Bowl: This section of the park is a skate park in itself. The entire area has 8 foot transitions and stands 5 feet high, with the exception of a 6 foot section on the north wall that extends to 8 feet high with escalators on both sides. This entire area, including the extension escalators and corners, has inlaid steel coping.


WHAT SKATE BEGINNERS SHOULD KNOW

Beginners should learn how to pump on a transition before dropping in on any of the walls in the park. The best place to learn how to pump on a transition is the vert ramp and the mini bowl. Begin at the flat base of the structure and slowly work up the walls.

The best place for beginners to learn how to drop in and to learn basic tricks is in the mini bowl, known as the “Bird Bath.”

For safety reasons, if a skater cannot drop in on the escalator wall, then he/she may not ride the pool, nor be permitted to drop in on the vert ramp.

If a skater can pump and turn on a minimum of 5 walls, he/she shall be classified as an Intermediate skater.

Only one person at a time may skate the ramps and or bowl. Never should anyone drop in on another person while they are skating.

A beginner skater is ready to move up to the next level when they can perform basic tricks and can drop in on the mini ramp.

Intermediate

A skater who can drop in on mini ramps or the escalator wall. Some will be able to carve around the concrete area and do grinds. An intermediate is someone who is used to the park and knows what it feels like to skate it.

Skating Areas for Intermediates:
Vertical Ramp: Our vertical ramp is layered in Skatelite and is 32 feet wide and 12 feet tall with 10 ½ foot transitions and 1 ½ feet of vertical. *Beginners can use the flat bottom of this ramp to pump if it’s not being skated by more advanced skaters.

Mini Ramp: The mini ramp is layered in steel and is 24 feet wide with an 8 foot transition cut down to 6 feet.

Pool: The concrete pool is one of the most unique features of the Ocean Bowl. The shallow (north) end has a 7 foot radius and is 5 feet deep. The deep (south) end is 8 1/2 feet deep with an 8 foot radius and 1/2 inch of vertical. The shallow end is 20 feet wide while the deep end is 28 feet, with a rounded hip connecting the two on the east wall. *Beginners can use the bottom of this area if it’s not being skated by more advanced skaters.

Small Bowl: The small bowl or “Bird Bath” has 7 foot transitions and is 4 feet deep. It has four rounded corners and angled lips, with the exception of the west wall which is higher and rounded and connects to the deep end of the Pool. The north wall connects into the street area.

Banked Walls: The concrete banked walls are 5 feet high with a mellow, noncurved transition. They are ideal for more technical streetskating style tricks, and cruise carving.

Pyramid: Standing 5 feet high, 4 feet wide on the west side and 8 feet on the east, this concrete pyramid has it all. The south face has a rounded corner and an angled lip connecting to the banked walls, while the west and north faces have rounded lips that connect to the “Back Bowl”.

Corner and Hips: This section of the park has a corner and two 90 degree hips. The hip to the east (adjacent to the Mini Ramp) has an angled lip. The corner and the west hip both have inlaid steel coping and are favorites of our skaters.

Back Bowl/Escalators: This section of the park is a skate park in itself. The entire area has 8 foot transitions and stands 5 feet high, with the exception of a 6 foot section on the north wall that extends to 8 feet high with escalators on both sides. This entire area, including the extension escalators and corners, has inlaid steel coping, and is a park in itself.

Advanced

A skater who is able to do a variety of tricks in the park such as ollies, kick flips, airs, and lip tricks. One who is able to use more than enough speed for landing the trick.

Skating Areas for Advanced:

Vertical Ramp: Our vertical ramp is layered in Skatelite and is 32 feet wide and 12 feet tall with 10 ½ foot transitions and 1 ½ feet of vertical. *Beginners can use the flat bottom of this ramp to pump if it’s not being skated by more advanced skaters.

Mini Ramp: The mini ramp is layered in steel and is 24 feet wide with an 8 foot transition cut down to 6 feet.

Pool: The concrete pool is one of the most unique features of the Ocean Bowl. The shallow (north) end has a 7 foot radius and is 5 feet deep. The deep (south) end is 8 1/2 inch feet deep with an 8 foot radius and 1/2 inch of vertical. The shallow end is 20 feet wide while the deep end is 28 feet, with a rounded hip connecting the two on the east wall. *Beginners can use the bottom of this area if it’s not being skated by more advanced skaters.

Gnar Wall: The gnar wall will provide a challenge to even the most advanced skaters. A 7 foot transition with 1 ½ feet of vertical with inlaid steel coping connects via a rounded hip to the Small Bowl on the south end, and to a downsized slope wall on the north.

Banked Walls: The concrete banked walls are 5 feet high with a mellow, noncurved transition. They are ideal for more technical streetskating style tricks, and cruise carving.

Pyramid: Standing 5 feet high, 4 feet wide on the west side and 8 feet on the east, this concrete pyramid has it all. The south face has a rounded corner and an angled lip connecting to the banked walls, while the west and north faces have rounded lips that connect to the “Back Bowl”.

Corner and Hips: This section of the park has a corner and two 90 degree hips. The hip to the east (adjacent to the Mini Ramp) has an angled lip. The corner and the west hip both have inlaid steel coping, and are favorites of our skaters.

Back Bowl/Escalators: This section of the park is a skate park in itself. The entire area has 8 foot transitions and stands 5 feet high, with the exception of a 6 foot section on the north wall that extends to 8 feet high with escalators on both sides. This entire area, including the extension escalators and corners, has inlaid steel coping, and is a park in itself.