When our team arrived in Costa Rica in March of this year, we didn’t know what to expect. With support from the likes of Red Bull, Ryan Sheckler, We Journey and Glasswing International, the construction of our Luzo Skatepark brought life to a community that deserved it, and freedom to a generation that craved it. We had no idea that our journey would make way for the multitude of friendships that followed.
One of those relationships has been with the San Rafael Extremo group. Comprised of about 30 middle to high school-aged students, its mission is to use the power of action sports to inspire kids, encouraging them to stay off the streets and away from the harmful drug and gang-infested culture that persists.
With the completion of our skatepark serving the same area as San Rafael Extremo, its students have already implemented the skatepark into their daily lives, sending us film or footage updates of newest tricks they’ve landed. We’ve made sure to keep inspiring the SRE students with weekly board challenges, empowering them to continue feeding their passions. In the name of developing our newly formed friendship across cultures, we recently ‘sat down’ with David Gomez– one of SRE’s own- uncovering his passion for skate and how the LuZO Skatepark has impacted his life:
Sean co-founded the non-profit, “A Walk on Water”, which specializes in Ocean and Surf Therapy for people needing the healing powers of the ocean. A Walk on Water was founded in 2012 by four men who shared the belief that the ocean’s healing powers could help people. They all had a passion for Surf Therapy and giving back, so they wanted to make it accessible to children who needed it in the USA.