Tourists have quite a journey ahead of them if they want to reach Hawaii’s Papakolea Beach. If traveling by foot, they should prepare themselves for a three-mile trek in the blazing sun. Getting there by car isn’t much easier: beach enthusiasts will need a tough 4×4 and an experienced driver who knows how to navigate the rugged terrain. Despite this—and the fact that Hawaii is filled to the brim with beautiful beaches–people still make these sorts of efforts every day. Why? Because Papakolea is special.
As much about physics as it is art, skateboarding takes on another element of poetic complexity when it’s pursued in panicked, public spaces.