Mazunte is a lively, developing beach town on the Pacific coast in Oaxaca, Mexico. The town a famous for its surf scene and in particular, its skimboarding scene, which is one of the most prominent in the world.
Oaxaca is located in southwestern Mexico. The state is best known for its indigenous peoples and cultures. Demographically, Oaxaca stands out due to the high percentage of indigenous peoples. It is estimated that at least a third are speakers of indigenous languages, accounting for 53% of Mexico’s total indigenous population.
Oaxaca has a skate scene, but is lacking facilities and has a history of being overlooked by the government, which has not been meeting the growing demands for proper skate parks.
Despite the hardship, most kids in Mazunte surf, and many also now skate, thanks to our local partner Mazunte Sk8 who engages the local community and makes sure that everyone has free and safe access to their skatepark.
In January and February 2022, we will extend and complete Mazunte Skatepark with our partners Forever Playground and Dreamland Skateparks. Ultimately, the skatepark will function as a sanctuary for the local youth where they can come together and break down social barriers together.