Skateboarding Chronicles: My Life on Wheels

Welcome, readers! I’m Andy Naisbitt, a 28-year-old skateboarding enthusiast from Hartlepool, UK. Since I was 12 years old, I’ve been deeply immersed in the world of skateboarding, carving my own path through the concrete jungles. Today, I want to give you a glimpse into my life on wheels, sharing the highs, the lows, and the undying passion that keeps me rolling.

Tryin’ HQ: Hartlepools Indoor Skatepark:

On Mondays and Thursdays, you’ll find me at Tryin’ HQ, the indoor skatepark owned by my mate right in the heart of Hartlepool town center. This place is a mecca for skaters like me, a sanctuary where we push our limits, exchange tricks, and soak up the electric atmosphere. It’s the spot where friendships are forged, and our love for skateboarding is fueled.


Rozzy Plaza: Our Collective Triumph

I had the privilege of being part of the youth group called “Pink Fluff,” and together, we embarked on a mission to create Rozzy Plaza—an outdoor skatepark that has become a symbol of our local skate scene. Through countless meetings and unwavering determination, we secured a generous 500k grant from the National Lottery to make our dreams a reality. Rozzy Plaza stands as a testament to our community’s unity and the power of perseverance.

Supporting the Local Skate Scene:

To bolster our local skate scene, I took the initiative to create This website serves as a hub for all things skateboarding in our town. From sharing news and events to connecting skaters and fostering a sense of belonging, the website is our digital headquarters. Check out the project section on my site to learn more about how it all came together.

Battle Scars and Resilience:

Skateboarding isn’t without its share of risks and injuries. Over the years, I’ve dealt with various hand and foot issues, which I probably should have had checked out. There’s a good chance I’ve broken a toe or finger or two along the way. Additionally, I’ve endured dislocated shoulders on multiple occasions, a testament to the risks we take in pursuit of our passion. And to add a touch of adventure, a mountain biking incident left me with a fractured eye socket. These experiences serve as reminders of the challenges we face, but they only fuel my determination to keep pushing forward.


Skateboarding has shaped my life in ways I never imagined. From the heart-pounding sessions at Tryin’ HQ to the collective achievement of Rozzy Plaza, the skateboarding community has become my second family. While injuries have been a part of the journey, they haven’t dampened my love for the sport. So, join me as we celebrate the joy, camaraderie, and unbridled spirit of skateboarding, because when we step on that board, we’re all connected by the same passion for the ride.

Some history of skateboarding in hartlepool

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