THE RECENT HISTORY OF SICILIAN SKATEBOARD TOURS

The Recent History of Sicilian Skateboard Tours is a project and a self published book about the recent spate of skate trips to Sicily. After the first tour organized in 2004 by Transworld Skateboarding and 411VM, Sicily experienced a growing interest from international skateboard companies. Thanks to these tours Sicily is becoming one of the most popular destinations in Europe.


Lennie Burmeister, Monster Magazine Sicily Tour, Siracusa, Sicily May 2011

 

Over the past few years I've been following the skateboard tours that have taken place in my island. I wasn’t the official photographer on any of them so every time I found out that a team was skating here I’d ask them if I could follow them taking pictures and in exchange give them hospitality in my homeland.

Part of the project was originally published on Desillusion Magazine issue 44 (video here) and just became an independent printed publication. More here.

 


Team manager Mathieu Tourneur reading "Supplement to the Italian Dictionary" by Bruno Munari, Rosolini (Siracusa), Sicily October 2013

 


Ground control at the Strait of Messina, Sicily May 2011

 


Daniel "Snowy" Kinloch ollie with filmed board, Nike SB UK Sicily Tour, Messina, Sicily May 2011

 


Graffiti, Palermo, Sicily June 2011

 


Mauro Caruso ollie reflected on water, Catania, Sicily May 2011

 


Tom Harrison and filmer Dan Magee checking the footage, Nike SB UK Sicily Tour, Messina, Sicily May 2011

 


Martino Cattaneo massive fakie ollie, Vans Swiss Sicily Tour, Siracusa, Sicily November 2013

 


Lakai Eu Sicily Tour, Rosolini Siracusa, Sicily October 2013

 


Old men watching Simon Stricker skating the rail, Vans Swiss Sicily Tour, Adrano Catania, Sicily November 2013

 


Left: Backstage shot during the making of "The lost Drive In", Motta Sant'Anastasia Catania, Sicily November 2012
Right: A young local skateboarder's ripped jeans repaired with a shoe lace, Catania, Sicily January 2014

 


Old men singing typical Sicilian songs during Vans Swiss Sicily Tour, Adrano Catania, Sicily November 2013

 


Left: Tom Harrison checking his bruises, Nike SB UK Sicily Tour, Messina, Sicily May 2011
Right: Local skateboarder showing his wounds, Rosolini Siracusa, Sicily December 2011

 


Tattooed local, Palermo, Sicily June 2011

 


Left: Christoph Reinhardt, Monster Magazine Sicily Tour, Siracusa, Sicily December 2011
Right: Nick Jensen, Lakai Eu Sicily Tour, Rosolini Siracusa, Sicily October 201 

 

THE BOOK
To find more about the book take a look at the video of the making or visit the dedicated page HERE.

 
 

A BRIEF INTERVIEW ABOUT THE PROJECT
The video was shoot during the first exhibition of the project in Bassano del Grappa, Italy 2014.
Filming and editing by Gianluca Miotto.