Photos: Ryan Young
Words: Travis Schirmer
One more night was spent on a beach in North Carolina after a scouting mission for rooftop urban camping proved unsuccessful. The empty, peaceful spot where we rolled out our sleeping bags late at night became a lane for joggers, walking families and concerned beach patrol officers at daybreak. We met up with Levi (Youtube username eliteskater08) and his friends, a posse of a dozen skaters and some of their girlfriends, in Lexington, North Carolina. They showed us their spots until the sun set and we continued on to Chapel Hill where we celebrated Ratface’s 21st birthday at our friend James’ house. James kindly provided us with beer, good conversation and shelter for three days. During that time Levi guided us to more of his spots and we ended our time together by riding our skateboards down a steep grass hill as a group of twenty. Exodus skateshop helped us greatly, allowing us to shoot interviews in their well-stocked shop after hours. We all appreciated the help from Levi, Exodus and James as our journey continued.