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As a ‘well done’ to the Flatspot Skate Team for coming 1st place in the Vans Shop Riot 2019 we booked an impromptu trip to Barcelona so the guys could celebrate. Read the events from the trip below accompanied by some polaroids showing the action.
Chiz: It’s not everyday you get a text asking if you and the crew want to go to Barcelona tomorrow for a week, to say we were stoked is an understatement. The plan was very relaxed: to just go out there, have a good time, explore and film. We landed at BCN the next evening, headed straight to the hotel to drop off our bags and then we set out to get some food and chill with a beer on the beach.
The next morning the sun was shining so we all got straight up to hit the roof top pool then it was out to explore the amazing architecture and relaxed atmosphere Barcelona has to offer.
Over the first couple of days we hit more of the well known skate spots in Barcelona; basos bar, paral·lel, university ledges and the tight flat banks that are situated everywhere in Barcelona. Stacking clips and then getting back to the hotel late in the afternoon to import and watch the footage that we got from the day. After that we’d grab some food and have some chill time before setting back out in the evening to skate with the locals.
In the final few days of the trip we started to venture out of Barcelona, hopping onto the metro and exploring spots a bit further away from the city centre and had even planned to meet some friends from the UK, who are now living in Barcelona, at the Spotter DIY Park. We managed to get a couple of clips before the heavens opened and then headed back to the hotel, completely soaked, to get ready for our final day.
On the last day we went to the big red banks by the harbour but soon got booted by the Polica who threatened to take our boards. We left a touch gutted but headed to the big yellow banks to try and get some final clips before calling it a day on the trip and having some down time on the beach in the sun. Matt was the MVP of the trip with some serious hammers we are saving for a soon to be released video.
Words by @chizel__Photos by @beer.mat