Skaters are ready to roll at the 2012 Interschool Skate Competition at Te Pai Skate Park tomorrow.
The competition will feature the best skateboarders from high schools around West Auckland including Waitakere College, Henderson, Massey and Green Bay.
The winning school will be awarded the competition trophy and there'll be prizes for the best skaters.
Kiwi pro skaters Simon Thorp and Adam Wharekawa will be judging.
"Skating is the sport of the future, it's time to get it into schools," Mr Thorp says.
The pair use the concrete courts to set up their ramps and tables after school hours across Auckland and it's been attracting a few keen skaters like 15-year-old Carnell Kenny of Waitakere College.
"I came down here after school one day and saw all the ramps out, I've been training here with Adam and Simon for six weeks now."
Fellow Waitakere resident Joel Campbell, 14, skates all the time.
"It's awesome we can come here and practise and have pro skaters give us tips and help us get better."
The two pro skaters also created the Sk8boarders United Voice trust two years ago and Mr Wharekawa says it's gaining momentum. "We've got good backing from pro skaters and we want to grow the sport and give it a positive image."
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