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National Skateboarding Event to be Held in Abandoned MSY Terminal

When the flight attendants at Louis Armstrong National aIRPORT call out “now boarding,” this probably isn’t what they had in mind. On May 1 – 2, skateboarders from New Orleans and across the South will converge in a one-of-a-kind competition at MSY’s now-abandoned airport terminal.

Red Bull and pro skater Jake Wooten have transformed the space into a skater’s paradise, so a lucky group of skaters will get the chance to grind and ollie their way through the cavernous concourse. A rising star on the skateboarding scene, Wooten is a consistent performer at various contests such as Tampa Am and the Vans Park Series: the Huntington Beach event of which he won in 2018.


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All weekend, teams from across the southern United States will join together for a special, one-of-a-kind event. Teams representing their hometown skate shops in Memphis, Nashville, Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Pensacola, and New Orleans will utilize the empty terminal to throw a two-day skate jam while capturing the best content from the sessions.

At the conclusion of the shoot, each team of skaters and one filmer will submit a video compilation of their team’s top moments for a fan-sourced vote. The winning team receiving a makeover of their skate shop.

Crews include:

Memphis – Society Skatepark and Coffee

Nashville – Sixth Avenue Skateshop

Baton Rouge – Rukus Skateshop

Birmingham – Faith Skate Supply

Pensacola – Waterboyz Surf & Skateshop

New Orleans – Humidity Skateshop + Parasite DIY Skatepark


Be on the lookout for the media coverage of Red Bull x Wooten’s takeover of New Orleans’ MSY for the skateboard extravaganza.




Photo: David Grunfeld

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