200-Mile Skate Central Lakes – St Cloud Minnesota Race 2021!




Mostly Locals Pandemic Miami Ultraskate 2021

The 9th Miami Ultraskate went off and several records were broken.  Joe Mazzone finished with 313.9 miles, eclipsing Rick Pronk’s 313.17 mile record set just a few years ago in the Netherlands.  SUP+ record went to Phillip Scearce, fastest lap record to Jeffrey Vyain, female SUP to Julia Seifer-Smith, and 50+ age bracket to Mitchell Pascual — 275 miles!!

I didn’t attend or promote this event in advance as I personally didn’t think it was smart to fly around the country at that time  (hence the “Mostly Locals” moniker)  but let’s hope for a safer 2022.




Social Distancing LDP!  (with GPS apps)




Centennial Sk8 Fest 2020  (Arlington WA)

Many of you have asked about this year’s Centennial Sk8 Fest. We had been planning for (the same weekend as in years prior): August 15-16, 2020. We’ll keep you posted in the coming weeks as the world heals, as to our plans regarding the races. Meanwhile, stay well. Stay connected. Find beauty and strength every day.



Miami Ultraskate and PUSH! Film Premiere 2020




Dutch Ultra 2019




Miami Ultraskate 2019

Joe Mazzone joins the 300+ Mile Club!






STP 2018


2018 Ultraskate World Rankings Update Coming!

A dynamic database version of World Rankings is in the works.  In the meantime, here are the final results for the three major Ultraskates of 2018.



French LeMans 2018


Miami Homestead Speedway 2018



New 24-hour World Records at Dutch Ultra 2017:

Rick Pronk  – 313 miles

Saskia Tromp – 262 miles


Rubbing my eyes, wondering if this is correct.  INCREDIBLE!!

Congrats to Kyle Yan and Jonathan Koning join the 300-mile club!

Congrats Rosanne de Lange for cracking the 250-mile barrier!




Check the 2017 Summer LDP Events!




Jake Freed

Jake attempted to break Rob Thomson’s World Record (7,555 miles) skating the most continuous miles on a skateboard.    When Rob calculated his mileage this was over China, Europe and the US.   Rob’s cross-US portion was 3436 miles, so Jake planned to double-back  (and maybe do some extracurricular miles)  to surpass the record.

Update 7.2.17:  From some accidents and chiropractic advice on the road, Jake’s following docs orders and packing it up early.   A solid attempt, rest and recover Jake!






Miami Ultraskate 2017 was off the hook!

Check the Ultraskate link!



Don’t-Trip Dan’s Bennett-like”Bhangra” LDP truck is under test!


Several skaters are hitting the roads and pumping some serious distances on these, to help in vetting final design tweaks.   Butter-smooth feel and a refined “dive”, put a precision twist on the 1975 truck!



Dutch Ultra 2016

Rick Pronk joins the 300+ milers, and New Women’s World Records set!

The 24-hour Ultraskate World Rankings are now updated with results from June’s Dutch Ultra!!

– Rick Pronk joins the 300+ mile monsters
– Rosanne de Lange sets the new Women’s World Record
– Two more women join the 200-mile club
– Vandraboys set a new Team World Record
– Friendships and Ultraskate family grows!


Rick Pronk nearly ties Andy’s 309.5-mile record!   Technically it was the length of the laps of the track that kept him from “officially” being tied, as there were several minutes left on the clock, just not enough time for that critical last lap!


Rosanna de Lange, new Women’s World Record Ultraskater – 221 miles!!


New 4-man Team World Record from the Vandra boys.  318.7 miles!!


Dutch Ultraskate 2016 Registration!




Dutch Ultraskate 2015 – Video by Bas Postema


300-mile barrier smashed at Miami Ultraskate 2016!!

Andy Andras (309 mi) and Eric Palmer (305 mi)


Eric Palmer’s Blog / Nutrition Plan for Ultra 2016






FEB 26th-27th, 2016





THANKS to the Dutch crew especially for being so patient.  I’ve finally updated the Worldwide Rankings for Ultraskate on the RECORDS page.   Thank you again Lennart for the diligence on the data!

With Rick Pronk’s amazing close 2nd to Andy, 30 skaters now make up the 200-mile club, and with this update of so many Dutch Ultraskaters, another 20 added, bringing the full list to over 150 ultraskaters past the 100-mile mark!!
Congrats again all!


Andrew Andras sets new men’s 24-hour record – 283+ miles
Claudia Clase sets new women’s record – 194+ miles
And almost 30 distance skaters have joined the 200-Mile Club!
MIAMI 24-hour Ultraskate 2014 ROCKED — CONGRATS ALL!
Thank you Joner Strauss for another awesome event raising the bar and blowing up distance skateboarding to new levels.


Congrats Lonneke Pollepel – new Women’s Ultraskate Champion!
Congrats Iemke Postma – 1st in Europe, and 2nd in World Ultraskate overall!

Results updated on the RECORDS page


LADIGA 3rd Year – Madness!!

This is a shot of the racers leaving the trailhead on the final Day 3, at 7:40 a.m.   They knew it was going to be another day of rain.   What they didn’t know is it was to be constant torrential thunderstorms, winds blowing debris all over the trail, and lightning splitting trees and knocking them over the trail!

Everyone has made it back and they held the final Awards Ceremony, once again Paul Kent takes 1st for men and Colleen Pelech for the ladies.   Congrats to everyone who made it through to the other side!!


Skateboarding is art

Skateboarding is life
Skateboarding is soul
Skateboarding IS Transportation


New 24-hour World Records SET at Miami Speedway!!
Andy Andras – 261.8 miles
Colleen Pelech – 167.2 miles
FULL Results:
Seismic Skate Interview with Andy
Coverage on Colleen




This event is Friday Oct. 19th – The day before the Broadway Bomb in NYC — Registration closes at midnight Oct. 18th.

The current 1 mile record was set by Marc Juvinall at 3:46 during the Morrow Bay Mile last summer in California.  This time has already been beat by multiple NYC skaters in practice, and is guaranteed to be blown away the day of the event.  So even if you don’t make it into the race bracket it’s ok – you’ll know where you stand among the fastest push racers in the world!


EARL STOUT III takes on the Chief Ladiga Challenge in May


Distance skater and cancer survivor





Some inspiration from Billy Coale

William Coale posted to “The Chief Ladiga Silver Comet Skate Challenge”  (Facebook)

I wrote this message to Earl Stout III this morning, and thought it may be worth sharing with everyone …

Earl – I am sending you my thoughts about this years race, and my reflection on last years…the 188mi C.L.S.C. 3 day race –

A survival guide :

188miles is not an easy distance to wrap your mind around, nor is it an easy distance to cover, BUT if you think you can, you are probably right. So how?

Be Prepared!   Last year I was not prepared. I began day 1 (37mi), in 90 degree heat, with nothing but a gel pack, while everyone else had camelbaks. You need a camelbak. Preferrably one with a 2Litre bladder. I had a 1 litre last year and had to end up bumming fluids off Andras on day 2, and using Marions pack on day three after he was injured on day 2. Also, get a camelbak that has enough room for you to carry some food.

Drink before you are thirsty. Drink Before you are thirsty, Drink before you are thirsty.

Have some gels on hand for day 3

What helped me get through the race last year when I was alone and times were tough was not to think about the distance at all. Just being there, present, focusing on all my senses and the environment around me helped the miles just tick on by.

This becomes important on day 3 on the way back, knowing you have to retrace your steps from the previous two days. So, break everything down into baby steps. Landmark goals, food rewards, make it a fun game basically.

My goal this year is to be prepared, race smart, and enjoy the experience of being with 50 people doing the same challenge over three days.

The experience will be what you make it. Be prepared so you can enjoy the ride. The rest is just you vs. you. vs. your board vs. your environment..

In the end – this event is absolutely cleansing. After all that pain – life is good.

Let me know your thoughts – peace



Portland OR P-Town Throwdown to Benefit FOOD BANK!

May 20th, 2012

Will ROBSKEY take it again?

Sign up on NCDSA



The Adrenalina splash of 2011 was brilliant strategy, making skateboarding industry waves and grabbing attention. In 2012 if they lower the overall payout, reduce the entry fee a little, and choose just a few longboard-centric locations, I believe they would draw much bigger crowds of racers this year, and make their organizational part more affordable and sustainable. Most of our distance skateboarding community’s into the event and energy of racing more than huge payoffs — I’m eternally grateful how they brought so many friends and fellow skaters together last year! In 2012 I think they can afford to lower the cash and be even bigger.

Major props again to Jonathan “Joner” Strauss, the visionary that brought skateboard marathoning to the mainstage, and to Zalman Lekach and others who ran with the baton.

Great thing is we have a lot more grassroots races popping up all over– but with last year’s momentum I really HOPE Adrenalina can pull off another year!



Been seeing a lot more Subsonics on my morning Seattle commutes, and I know a lot of skaters World-wide who love his work as well.

Much deserved praise to the man, Scott Moore!

Subsonic Skateboards from Adam Stolte on Vimeo.


pavedwave.org has been slowly migrating to wordpress. Treks and Events pages have been added. Gear pages are still on the way with updates! The original pages are still here

Thanks to all on the PW FORUM who are blowing up distance skateboarding!! cheers -james


CodePink How To Pump – now on the Pavedwave Channel – thanks Vlad!


Follow our progress as we cover the 27-mile Burke-Gilman trail from Redmond to Seattle Washington — without touching foot to ground.


“That’s fantastic. I’ve never heard of that before,” said Michael Brooke, publisher of the Canada-based skateboarding magazine Concrete Wave. “I’ve heard of people pumping … but that’s unusual if they’re going for miles and miles.” – 5/17/03, The Seattle Times

2005 World Record – 25 miles pumping without a foot down!
Derek Munson rides the MS Skate almost-marathon with two bicycle escorts stopping traffic and thwarting other impediments.

The Original Pavedwave articles by Peters and Munson



Just did some LSD. What a trip!!

Long before skateboarding’s LDP there was something Joe Henderson introduced to the distance running crowd:  Long Slow Distance.   Our core concepts are very similar.   Go long, go strong, and go mellow.

This combined with running in minimalist footwear and barefoot has given me a whole new outlook on running.   For the first time I finally find it — fun!


I’d never considered myself a runner in the past, at least not the disciplined, competitive sort.   Running in typical “marshmallow” running shoes throughout high school and college, I would often go out and blast a few miles, then waddle around the next day feeling too sore too quickly, return to it sporadically, but ultimately lose interest.

Back in 2003 Derek Munson suggested I try some running since we were always doing this crazy long mileage on our skateboards, and that I’d probably be surprised with my endurance.    Turns out he was right, but at that time it only strengthened my resolve that the reason I enjoyed covering these extreme distances was because I enjoyed skateboarding so much, convinced from bad experiences that running would just leave me injured and bored again as it had in the past.

Long slow distance

Then in 2009, right after Barefoot Ted and I finished a long skateboard ride, he just skipped and skittered away on his two feet like a sandpiper.   A couple months later, I watched his girlfriend Leah do exactly the same thing, like she was floating across the ground.    WHOA!    The seed was planted.    I played around running short distances barefoot, in Vibrams, and in huaraches, always listening to the instant feedback my feet were telling the rest of my body.

A decade ago I’d never have thought skateboarding would bring me back to running — but the more distance events I skate, the more inspirational runners I meet.   Guys like Jeff Vyain, Greg Feiss, Paul Kent and others I meet each new year who all have a running history in their pasts.

Now I’m running 5+ mile stretches with ease — and digging it. Thanks fellas!



“…it’s far better to be a slow runner than no runner.”  -Joe Henderson, LSD