• Billabong Playground Skateboarding Tour presented by Sony XPERIA - Paris

The BILLABONG PLAYGROUND SKATEBOARDING TOUR finished last June 23rd. The US SKATE BILLABONG team came to France during one week across 5 different cities skating in Paris – Lyon – Marseille – Toulouse – Bordeaux. Here’s how the tour began…


After a 10hour flight from Los Angeles to Paris, on Saturday June 16th, the US crew (Ben Gore, Shuriken Shannon, Tyler Surrey & Marius Syvanen) landed on the French territory at 2:15pm. No time to rest, the riders jumped onto the BILLABONG x SONY XPERIA bus right away to the skatepark of a small city close to Paris, in Val D'orge, a well known skatespot for five years now with the annual international skate contest.

After this first Parisian stop, the riders went across the capital with the US photographer Brian Fick and the local passionate photographer Marion Monier. They enjoyed different urban playground in Bercy, Bibliotheque Mitterand and the Austerlitz train station.

We wanted to thank Christophe Piquard for the host at the skatepark in Val D’orge and all the locals who came down there during these two days. Good Vibes and good sessions for the first stop of the tour. Next LYON…

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Photo Credit - Marion Monier