What We Have Done
Longboard Distance Journeys:
- In 2010 Ari Mannis and four others longboarded from Newport, Oregon to New York, New York totaling almost 3,000 miles all money raised was donated to Youth Services.
- In 2012 Ari Mannis and five others longboarded from Santa Cruz, California to San Diego, CA totaling almost 600 miles with no support vehicle, 3/6 were able to finish the skate.
- In 2012,2013,2014 Ari completed B4BC’s Skate the Coast, 18 miles from Santa Monica, CA to Redondo Beach, CA.
Both long distance longboard trips were to raise money and awareness towards at-risk youth charities chosen by SkateAcrossUSA.
SkateAcrossUSA was started by Ari to give back to the world and to the longboard community. Ari and his journeys have been featured on ScrapedPalms, Silverfishlongboarding, SkateSlate, Wheelbase, Transworld, True Skateboard Magazing, Boardinary Life, Bustin, Longboard Loft NYC, Loaded, CW, NBC, SkateFurther, Beach & Bay Press, and many more.
SkateAcrossUSA has been sponsored and supported by many of the most respected companies in the longboard industry, Muirskate, Subsonic, GFH, Seismic, Fireball, Bustin, Drang, ScrapedPalms, Dekline, Original, Rayne, Tekton, S-One, Jessup, Time Ship Racing, Buck Trucks, and more.
Longest distance per day with full pack and no support: 70 Miles (Long Beach, CA to San Diego, CA)
Longest distance per day relay style with support: 160 Miles
Tested prototype boards for: Drang, Original, Subsonic