Kauai Skate Ohana (KSO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization founded in August 2010 by skateboarders on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. We strive to enrich Kauai’s youth through skateboarding. Our goal is to build quality skateparks on Kauai.
Skateboarders, county partner to build skate parks
“I truly believe our parks will be the best in the state, especially since we have Danny Way involved. I know, for him, it’s a real commitment to quality,” Kaua‘i Skate ‘Ohana President Todd Anderson said at a Kaua‘i County Council meeting Wednesday.
Get ready Kauai skaters. November 3, 2012. Two events. One day. Food and Cash Prizes. Absolutely Free!
Volcom is back on Kauai for one day to hold two skate contests. The day’s events begin Saturday at noon at the mini ramps behind Kauai Mini Golf at Anaina Hou in Kilauea. Mini ramp battle from noon to 2:30, groms and older guys age groups. CASH PRIZES. Next up we go to Kapa’a Skatepark for a street/park jam and FREE BBQ. More CASH PRIZES. Please come out and show your support for skateboarding on Kauai.
BIG, BIG MAHALOS to Volcom for stoking the skateboarding fire on Kauai.
Kauai Mini Golf is located at 5-2723 Kuhio Highway Kilauea, HI 96754
Kapa’a Skatepark is located at 4536 Olohena Rd Kapaa, HI 96746
Check out the Yes I Kaua’i Skateshop article in Monday September 24, 2012 Garden Island newspaper.
“WAIPOULI — For those wondering what happened to that little skateboard shop in Old Kapa‘a Town, it is still alive, but in a bigger and better location. Yes I Kaua‘i Skateshop recently moved to Kaua‘i Village Shopping Center, near Safeway.
It usually takes a while for trends to catch up on Kaua‘i, Lovelace said. On O‘ahu alone there are 10 skateparks, while here there is only one, in Kapa‘a. Nonetheless, the movement has already been set in motion on Kaua‘i.
Just with the recent building of two skate ramps at Kilauea’s Anaina Hou Community Park, many children have taken up skateboarding, and a good chunk of old-timers have dusted off their old boards — or bought new ones — to hone their skills.
The Kaua‘i Skate ‘Ohana, a nonprofit organization of which Lovelace is a member, spearheaded the ramps’ construction at Anaina Hou, and is in process of fundraising for a cement park there. Additionally, the county has teamed up with independent skaters and KSO to build two new skate parks, one in Lihu‘e and another in Hanapepe.”
September 09, 2012 Léo Azambuja – The Garden Island
LIHU‘E — The majority of skateboarders say one of the hardest tricks to nail is a perfect kickflip. But on Kaua‘i, kickflips, along with ollies, pop shuvits, 360s, varials and caspers, are a piece of cake compared to finding a place to skateboard.
However, skateboarders apparently kept themselves busy by pushing more than their seven-ply maple decks. They have been pushing county officials for facilities where they can legally burn their wheels without getting burned by the police. And it worked, as at least three skate parks are on the way, two of them with the county’s help.
County Parks and Recreation Director Lenny Rapozo on Wednesday unveiled to the Kaua‘i County Council the administration’s plan to work with the skateboarding groups on Kaua‘i to design and build two skate parks, one in Lihu‘e and another in Hanapepe.
A third skate park, in Kilauea’s Anaina Hou Community Park, would be built by the nonprofit Kaua‘i Skate ‘Ohana, with proceeds from fundraising efforts.
Kauai Skate Ohana will be teaming up with Kauai Family Magazine, Kauai Path, McDonalds Hawaii, and Wilcox Health to present the first annual Kauai Keiki Bike and Safety Day on September 1, 2012. Bring your keiki ages 3-10 for this fun filled event, the first 450 children between the ages of 3 and 10 years old will receive a free helmet courtesy of McDonalds Hawaii.
VERY IMPORTANT: Call 245-1198 to register (required) and reserve free helmets for your kids ages 3-10.
September 1st, 2012 9:00 AM through 1:00 PM
Wilcox Hospital Makai Parking Lot
3420 Kuhio Highway
Lihue, HI 96766
After several months of work, construction of the Anaina Hou skateboard ramps is nearing completion. Big Mahalos to all the volunteers that have donated their time, money, and energy towards this preliminary phase of the Northshore Skatepark at Anaina Hou.
The long term goal is to build a concrete skatepark at Anaina Hou. The two skateboard ramps (one pictured here as well as a smaller, keiki ramp) will serve as a venue to raise awareness within the community, to stage future fundraising events, and above all, to have fun!
Kauai Skate Ohana would like to especially thank the amazing people behind the greater Anaina Hou Community Park project for their kindness, generosity, and support of skateboarding on Kauai and the entire community.
We ask that the public please show respect and continue to be patient while the finishing touches are added to this new facility, including the establishment of guidelines and hours of operations by the kind people at Anaina Hou.
For those who have not already heard the news, we are deeply saddened to report the recent loss of our friend and fellow skateboarder for life – Jaya Bonderov. Last week Jaya was killed in a tragic car accident on Kauai. In the wake of Jaya’s death, his family is not only suffering emotionally, but has fallen into a financial crisis, as he was a contributing member of the family.
On behalf of Jaya and his family we are asking for you to please kindly give from your hearts to help them.