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.