So. Cal Skate Trips

Part history. Part industry. Part odyssey.

  • Session 1: TBD
  • Cost: TBD (Includes transportation to and from LAX, hotel with wifi, food, skatepark fees. Each trip is limited to eight skateboarders. The program is open to any qualified high school student throughout the world. The fee does not include airfare.)

Imagine a road trip where every stop is a mystery until you arrive, where you never know who you’ll skate with or who you might meet. This trip of a lifetime is an experience that you can’t totally get until you’re in the van and rolling through So. Cal.

  • Ride parks, spots, and private facilities.
  • Stay in motels in San Diego, in Orange County, and in Los Angeles.
  • Wi­Fi
  • Pool

Skate about four parks/spots a day over the five and a half days.

A tentative schedule of So. Cal. skateparks looks like this:

North County

  • Oceanside Skateparks
  • Encinitas Skatepark
  • Carlsbad Skatepark

Orange County

  • Etnies Skatepark
  • Vans Skatepark
  • Huntington Beach Vans Skatepark


  • Chino Skatepark
  • Upland Skatepark
  • Fontana Skatepark

Los Angeles

  • Stoner Skatepark
  • Santa Clarita Skatepark
  • Lafayette Skatepark

Check out these parks at Concrete Disciples.

Check out more on the Gould Academy Skateboard Program.

For more information, contact Gould Academy Skateboard Program Director Dave Bean by email or call 207­890-­4022.

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Program Director

Dave Bean

English Teacher
B.S. University of Vermont
M.F.A. University of Utah
Writing Center
Skateboard Program Director
Prep Snowboarding Coach


Mr. Bean has taught full-time since 1991 in public and private schools in Utah, Massachusetts, and Maine. His fiction, non-fiction, journalism, and poetry are widely published, and his commentaries have appeared on National Public Radio. He and his wife, Ms. Brooke Libby, Director of College Counseling, live near campus with their daughters Zoe ‘17 and Lilo ‘19; and son, Utah. Mr. Bean enjoys protecting and wandering wild places.