A new survey finds that skateboarders are the coolest, with more than half of respondents saying that they would be the first to skateboard in their neighbourhood if given the opportunity.
Read moreSkateboarding has gained popularity in Australia and around the world over the last decade, but the sport has not gained widespread popularity in South Australia until the last two years.
The survey found that while nearly three-quarters of respondents said they would skateboard to the amusement park if given a free ticket, only 39 per cent of skateboard enthusiasts in South Australian did so.
“There is an enormous amount of passion and dedication and it’s a great thing,” skateboard advocate and board sponsor James Fergusson said.
“The skateboard community is incredibly supportive and we’ve got a lot of great people that we’re lucky to have.”
Fergussson said the skateboarding community has been growing rapidly and that more and more families are choosing to go out to skate for leisure, and more and less families are buying skateboards.
“We’re seeing the skateboard population grow at an exponential rate, which is great news,” he said.”[But] there are still lots of people out there that have not been able to skate and need to get on board.”
The survey was conducted online between April 19 and May 2 and was conducted by The Australian Institute of Sport.