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LEVEL-UP Skateboard facility

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Words: Christian McEEwen Photography: Supplied

“Gold Coast has a new indoor skate and training facility located in Currumbin. Meaning that it is totally accessible and central to everything Gold Coast”.

Level -Up Skate Park and Training Facility

Originally located in Arundel, but has recently made the move south to Currumbin, a stone’s throw away from the beach and where all the action is.
This facility is unique and purposefully laid out in every way to promote progression for all levels, providing groms with mellow flat-banks, small quarter pipes and a perfect mini ramp for your first drop-in.

The innovation and new features are constantly evolving as I witnessed within a week from a previous session. A new set of stairs had been made and perfectly sized with a discussion taking place with a couple of pro- skaters: Kieran Woolley and Marley Rae. A hand-rail was being installed, it needed to be precisely the right height to challenge them, but essential to fit the progression of others using the facility. With this approach to all features added in the facility, resulting in the best solutions possible to suit all levels. The upstairs mezzanine level, upon entry: head left and up the stairs providing an awesome overview of the entire park to get your ‘bearings sorted’ and a great place to start to get familiar with all the features.
You will find seating up there too when you need to have a rest and watch the sessions taking place down below.
If you have your little-ones participating in a session, you can watch and keep an eye on them from above.

The passion for progression is very clear the moment you enter the facility like you know you’re going to have a good time and learn something new! There was a grom ramp session taking place whilst I was there, they were learning how to drop-in on the small ramps ‘no doubt would have seemed huge to the kids’. The support provided by their coach (Dylan Philips) feeding their stoke and confidence. It was awesome to watch. I could actually see the progression taking place as each drop-in, from the groms was getting better and better!!

The passion for progression is very clear the moment you enter the facility like you know you’re going to have a good time and learn something new! There was a grom ramp session taking place whilst I was there, they were learning how to drop-in on the small ramps ‘no doubt would have seemed huge to the kids’. The support provided by their coach (Dylan Philips) feeding their stoke and confidence. It was awesome to watch. I could actually see the progression taking place as each drop-in, from the groms was getting better and better!!

 

Head coach and Founder: Trevor Ward has been skateboarding for more than 35 years and has developed an amazing understanding of skateboarding and everything that goes along with it. Trevor was a part of the global competition series World Cup of Skateboarding (Wcsk8.com) where he featured in the top 10 for over 5 years.
Trevor spent years competing at events such as the Xgames around the world and secured Silver and Bronze medals along with skating on other tours such as the LG Tour and Dew Tour. Over the past 5 years, Trev has developed a coaching program from beginners right through to high performance and is known as the best “Big Trick” and development coach in the country. Trev has worked with skaters such as Kieran Woolley, Ethan Copeland, Bryce Mckean, Poppy Starr, Taniah Meyers, Chloe Covell and many more. The insights that Trev gives kids along with confidence will change their riding!!

Being noted as a ‘skate facility’ Level-up also welcomes all freestyle sports to the mix.
Providing professional coaching and training for:

BMX
SCOOTER
ROLLER SKATE
SURF/SKATE

Check their website here https://www.levelupskatepark.com.au/one-on-one/  for more info and professional coaching of these.

If you’re a surfer you already know that ya can’t surf all the time!! Yep due to the conditions, lack of swell and un-favourable winds can really set you back in those flat spells.

Perhaps you really want to groom out your technique? Or you have the basics down and want to work on your ‘air’ game, but ya know you might be lucky to get 3-4 tries in a surf session when the conditions are right.  Imagine if you could try 50 – airs in a session how good you’ll get! Level-up has the solution to that too.

THE SURF SK8 RAMP:
Surf Skating was developed by the Dogtown skaters Tony Alva and others back in the mid-’70s. Skateboarding and Surfing became polar opposites for 40 years but now they have converged and Surfing is now taking Skateboarding’s progression to the waves. Watch the Brazilians and Hawaiians – Are we keeping up?

The program will teach you how to ride a skateboard that will translate over to your surfing. Having a more neutral foot position will give you more board control on aerial take off. Enabling you to become more reactive to your environment by teaching you to develop better heel and toe balance and being light-footed on your board through learning the unique snap/pop off a ramp. Level – up has the Resi matt and foam pit to practice/train all your vertical ambitions over and over again in a safe environment.  Working on carving forehand & Backhand that will help with surfing on your rails more and being more front foot driven dependent. Teaching you how to fall and become more resilient along with starting to dabble in switch stance skateboarding.

  • VERT & PARK WITH TREV WARD – 4 Day Advanced Camp

Get in quick and sign up for my Vert & Park Camp. This is super limited. I am taking only 5 skaters through an intense 4 days of skating at Parks across the Gold Coast and Northern NSW as well as at our indoor facility. We will cover:

  • Training new tricks on our Resi and Foam pit and developing Aerial Awareness and understanding of spinning & flipping – Working on 360s, 540 variation, 720’s & Flip Tricks.

  • Air Transfers & Lines in our Bowl.

  • We will also be skating 3 different Vert Ramps where we will be working high-level tricks.

  • Park skating through Northern NSW & GC Parks as well as time at Elanora.

  • Competition simulation – Pressure & Mindset of Comps.

If you want to get the most out of your riding and get some serious understanding and get pushed then this camp is for you.
All transfers, Food, Accommodation, Recovery & Coaching with Trev included.

SKATEBOARD LESSONS
New facility in Currumbin. Come and get lessons from Australia’s best coaches and learn the correct way from day one. Learn how to control your skateboard correctly and ride street & ramps like a Pro in no time. Our facility is built for progression and with our proven coaching methods, your kids will be skating in no time.

BEGINNER: Never Skated before, wants to learn ollies and dropping in on little ramps

BEGINNER – with confidence: Can skate around needs some help can just ollie and just drop in

INTERMEDIATE: Can drop-in, ollie and skate well along with other more advanced tricks.

BMX LESSONS
Kyle Baldock is back at our brand new facility in Currumbin. Come and get lessons from 6 times Xgames Gold Medalist and easily Australia’s best coach and learn how to ride beyond your wildest dreams. Kyle will work with you to build your confidence and skills and give you high-level Pro tips. Where else can you get to ride with one of the World’s best riders? Book now you won’t be disappointed.

BEGINNER: Ride straight competently for 30 seconds, Lift front wheel when riding, Roll around skateparks.

INTERMEDIATE: Roll in on 4ft Banks, 2/3ft Quarter Pipes, Ride around bowl Competently, Jump out of 4ft Quarter-pipe. Can Bunny Hop

ADVANCED: Confidently Ride Bunny Hop, Airs on 4 & 6ft Quarter pipes, Jump over and fly out of Box jump, Looking to do harder tricks.

ROLLER SKATE LESSONS
Group Roller Skate Lessons. We are psyched to announce that coaches Indi & Emerald will be delivering 1-hour lessons weekly.

SCOOTER LESSONS
Jayden Stanley is back  at our brand new facility in Currumbin. Come and get lessons from the inventor of the Stanley Flip and learn how to ride beyond your wildest dreams. Jayden will work with you to build your confidence and skills and give you high-level Pro tips. Where else can you get to ride with one of the World’s best riders? Book now you won’t be disappointed.

BEGINNER: Ride straight competently for 30 seconds, Lift front wheel when riding, Roll around skateparks.

INTERMEDIATE: Roll in on 4ft Banks, 2/3ft Quarter Pipes, Ride around bowl Competently, Jump out of 4ft Quarter-Pipe. Can Bunny Hop.

RATIO: 1:6

COACH: Jayden Stanley

Level-up Skate facility is an all in one action-packed ride for any level to progress, located a stone’s throw and just a little bit more from Currumbin beach. Rain, hail or shine you can skate anytime at level-up. It’s a safe environment for all the kids and just a really good place to skate!! You might even be lucky to meet one of the visiting pros at any time!!

See you there.

Contact Info:

8 Coghill Drive Currumbin QLD

www.levelupskatepark.com.au

Phone: 0411565410

Email: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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