Frozen Sand Makes For A Surprisingly Great Skateboarding Surface

Here in the United States, we don’t normally think of skateboarding as a beach sport because…it would be impossible. A skateboard can’t roll on beach sand. Unless that sand is frozen.

The freezing winters and long coastline of Norway make it the perfect place for the little known seasonal beach sport of frozen sand skateboarding. Filmmaker, nature lover and skateboard enthusiast Jørn Ranum filmed some of Norway’s greatest skaters hitting the beach in a beautifully shot short that will hurt your brain to watch. How are they skating on sand??? The short is actually just one segment in Ranum’s On Thin Ice, a Norwegian skate documentary available to stream on Vimeo.