Skating the Tubestation at Polzeath


It’s not often you find a skate park in a church. Yet here – at the Tubestation in Polzeath, Cornwall – the clatter of boards slapping down on the half-pipe is as regular as their Sunday Service.

From the roadside, it’s barely noticeable. A relatively anonymous white pebbledash building tucked behind the beach with a lawn that rolls towards the sea.

Step inside and it’s like you’ve walked into someone’s living room – with comfy leather sofas and a wooden coffee bar. Surfboards deck the rafters. Steaming cappuccinos are served alongside thick slices of chocolate tiffin. Neil Young plays overhead while surf videos are silently screened in the background.

At the back of the room lies a purpose-built wooden half pipe – which local skaters take full advantage of. Come Sunday, the whole place turns into a local church.

Here are a few shots I took from today’s skate sessions:

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