Trip Two Skaters

Ari Mannis


Hello, my name is Ari Mannis. I’m 22 years old and my favorite food is burritos. I can’t wait to skate this summer because it’s what I live to do. I love to longboard. This trip will not only be an amazing and challenging skating experience but it will help raise awareness for a good cause. By creating this website, and going on the trip, I hope to inspire others to follow their dreams and to help others in need, while having fun and doing what they love.

-Ari Mannis



My name is Joseph Meacham. I am 24 years old from the Antioch, Ca. I just recently graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a B.S. in Biology. I enjoy hanging out with friends, riding my bike, and eating delicious food. I plan to join the air-force and save lives. I have not been skating very long but I am stoked about the journey.

Yusef Graves


Hey! My name is Yusef, I grew up in Arizona and moved to California for my sophomore year of college. I like football, basketball, hiking, biking, reading, and rock climbing. I love to skateboard around town. I am super excited about this trip and hope to help at-risk youth.

Robbie Hinson


Hi, I’m Robbie. I am 19 years old and am currently finishing up my second year at UCSC. I’ve been boarding since high school but I’ve never participated in any kind of trek like this one. I am not only excited about the trip, but I’m also excited to raise awareness for a good cause. I know that this trip is going to be hard, especially since we aren’t going to have a trailing car. Everything we bring we’ll have to carry on our backs, making the journey much more like a backpacking trip. I can’t wait to get started.

Patrick Rubio



Hi! My name is Patrick, I am 21 and heading into my last year at UCSC studying history. Not all learning happens in the classroom. I eagerly anticipate this adventure for the time spent with friends upon the endless possibilities of the road and for the memories to be made. I’m looking forward to the trip of a lifetime and to be able to see California from a unique perspective, all the while raising money for a good cause. I’m grateful that I am given this opportunity to do something that not many people are able to. I hope that this trip is an inspiration for everyone to remember that life should be enjoyed.



Hey my name is Lynn. I am from Santa Clara, CA and go to school at UCSC. Some of my hobbies include hanging out with friends and family, painting, traveling, and playing tennis. I have skated since I was a kid but this trip is going to be quite a challenge. I hope to help underprivileged youth and inspire girls to break boundaries and take on risks! I’m absolutely stoked about this journey and all of the obstacles that come with it. Please be sure to support our cause and help make a difference!


Still interested?

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