Regeneration of Southsea Skatepark Concrete!


Posted on : 25-Sep-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Publicity

Exciting times at Southsea Skatepark! We are looking at regenerating the concrete, draw your ideas and send them into us!

theLAB at King of Concrete 2013


Posted on : 02-Sep-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Competitions, Publicity

theLAB at King of Concrete 2013 from Ross Penny on Vimeo.

Great riding from the gnarliest trick contest in the keyhole at King of Concrete 2013!

Back To School Opening Hours + October Halfterm! * Open Thursday 17th 12-8!


Posted on : 02-Sep-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Publicity

What a busy summer!

We are back to school opening times from today!

Monday – 4-6, 6-8.

Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 4-6, 6-8

Saturday and Sunday – As normal, 10-12, 12-3, 3-6.

Open Thursday 17th October 12-8 whilst schools are on strike!

October Halfterm!

Monday 28th October until November 3rd.

Open everyday during halfterm. 10-6. 10-8 on Wednesday. Weekends as normal.

King of Concrete 2013 Press Release


Posted on : 28-Aug-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Competitions, Events, Publicity

Event Dates: 23rd – 25th August 2013
Location: Southsea Skatepark, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3NZ.

Press Release:

King Of Concrete – The RESULTS
Presented by EXTREME and Flatmatters

Southsea Skatepark relaunched the legendary King of Concrete BMX Competition over the August bank holiday weekend pulling in competitors from all over the world.

The legendary skatepark contest was scheduled for the traditional date, August Bank Holiday weekend. The King of Concrete competition utilises all areas of the skatepark. Classic Bowls, Fun box Challenge, Highest Air in Keyhole, Flatland, Spine Mini, Vert, Highest Bunnyhop, and Street over the course of the August Bank Holiday weekend. 

Stack up the most points in all events, in the Pro and Amateur classes to win the King of Concrete, and Prince of Concrete titles.

King of Concrete (Pro class) – Ronnie Surridge for a record 4th time!
Prince of Concrete (amateur class) – Troy Hayward

There were over 60 entries across the weekend – £2300 cash prize money and over £3000 worth of prizes given away.

Sponsors: Flatmatters, Extreme, Elephant Distribution, Tempest, Flatland Fuel, Scoop BMX, The Source, Autum Bike Co, Hybition, Flatware, IMG Distribution, Proper Bike Co, The Lab, Emer, Stance, Seventies, Four Down Distribution, Federal, Jay Gear, DK Bicycle Co, Total BMX, United Bike Co, S&M, Deluxe BMX, Park Clothing, Trainerspotter, Animal Bikes, Community Fusion, Profile Racing, Signature Clothing, Wedgewood Rooms,  Southsea Skatepark.

Donations towards Prize Money: £1000 from Flatmatters, £700 Extreme, £200 from The Lab, £100 Total BMX, £100 Southsea Skatepark Cafe, £100 The Sandwich Bar.

Craig Stevens and Al Gosling at EXTREME, title sponsors of King of Concrete 2013!
Southsea Skatepark Company, all the staff at the park especially Ben Smith, James Weetch, and Matt Davis for their hard work throughout the weekend!
Deke, Emily and Jimmy C at the Honest Politician.
Tanya, Matt and Geoff at the Wedgewood Rooms for the sound system and Edge of Wedge Saturday night.
My parents for their support with the event, before hand and during the weekend.
Sohayla Esmaili and Jenna Boyson for their hard work all weekend running the contest behind the scenes.
Community Fusion and their volunteers.
Caroline and Steve at Pit Stop (the Skatepark café), Michael at the Sandwich Bar, Ronnie Remo and Mark Webb at Total BMX and Mike O’Connell for the awesome throwback soundtrack.
The judges, TTL Hank, Rob, Mike O’Connell, Screetch, Matti Hemmings, Chris Carter, James Smith, Johann Chan (shouts to Johann for the awesome flyer / t-shirt design), Declan Brooks, Matthew Maber for the photo for this year.
Everyone that promoted the event beforehand.
My girlfriend, Alex for putting up with a house full of flatlanders.
To everyone that came and supported King of Concrete 2013, it was a blast! We will be announcing dates for King of Concrete 2014 soon. We are starting work to improve the event, this year was a good start to the direction we want to go!

- ENDS –

For further information, please contact Effraim Catlow, Southsea Skatepark Manager, 02392 295360,

Notes to Editor:
Southsea Skatepark is arguably the oldest skatepark in the world with famous concrete bowls, ledges, banks, rails and ramps, situated on Southsea Common. The park is managed by Pro BMX rider and twice world champion flatland rider Effraim Catlow. Now a registered charity thriving on the culture of Southsea and input from local businesses and the park users themselves.

BMX – Scooters – Rollerblades – Skateboards
Events – Birthday Parties – Competitions – Private Hire – Meeting Room – Café

Photo Credits: Matthew Dyer, Jay Twist.

New Vests/Grey Skatepark T-shirts in Stock!


Posted on : 02-Aug-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Products, Publicity

New Southsea Skatepark Vests and T-shirts now in stock at the skatepark shop. £10 each!

New! Southsea Skatepark T-shirts!


Posted on : 24-Jul-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Products, Publicity

New Southsea Skatepark T-shirts arrived today! £10 each! All sizes available.

Summer Holiday Opening Times!


Posted on : 20-Jul-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Publicity

We are open for the summer holidays from Wednesday July 24th.

Summer Opening times.

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday – 10-12, 12-6.
Wednesday/Friday – 10-12, 12-6, 6-9.
Saturday/Sunday – 10-12, 12-6.


Concrete Canvas – Saturday 3rd August.

King of Concrete – Saturday/Sunday August 23-25th. BMX only Saturday and Sunday.

Scooter event: Thursday 29th August 10-6.

+ Customers take note, you can do the traditional 12-3 session, we offer 12-6 with a wristband to stay in. Rather than clear the park.

Coaching sessions Saturday and Sunday 10-12. One hour slots for coaching, please call the skatepark 02392 295360 to book your lesson.

Chernobyl Group at Southsea Skatepark!


Posted on : 05-Jul-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Publicity

A couple of weeks ago we had our annual visit from a group of kids from Chernobyl. A great day!

Priory School Sports Day – 27th June


Posted on : 27-Jun-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Publicity

It’s Thursday 27th June, and we have Priory School holding their Sports Day with Southsea Skatepark as there central starting point. Years 10-7 using the skatepark, in hour slots as well as other sports out on the common.

Farren Downes – Southsea Slow-mo


Posted on : 18-Jun-2013 | By : Effraim | In : Publicity

Check out this edit of Farren killing the planter section at the skatepark, filmed about a year ago! But nevertheless this well worth a watch!