Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.
— Nelson Mandela
Ethiopia Skate


We are a completely grassroots skateboarding community in the heart     of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


With tens of millions of skateboarders worldwide and skate scenes growing in many developing countries, we attempt to connect young Ethiopian skateboarders with the global community. We ride with aspiring skaters who use skateboarding to find balance in life, foster good habits and form friendships that change lives in the simplest way possible.

-Ethiopia Skate (2015)

Photo: Florian Rainer

Photo: Florian Rainer

Photo: Florian Rainer

Photo: Florian Rainer


Find out about how we started, our community, and our plans going forward. We just want to skate.

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