News Tagged ‘Long Live Southbank’

Beyond the 3rd Wave Palace turns Charlie Birch and Kyle Wilson pro

Friday, November 12th, 2021

It’s fucking here: Beyond the 3rd Wave Palace – the visual stimulus you’ve all been gasping for. Were you one of the people who shouted in disbelief at their phone a few weeks back? “Why the hell has Kyle Wilson just chucked a kickflip and switch ollie over the wedge at SB on his Insta?” Was that you too?
Well, get ready to find out exactly why those two (at the time) monumentally ground-breaking Southbank bangers got lobbed on Insta.
Whether you love or loathe the triangular lads, nobody can question Palace Skateboards ability to up the ante, whilst taking the piss, time and time again.

Beyond the 3rd Wave Palace turns Charlie Birch and Kyle Wilson pro

With Beyond the 3rd Wave Palace have absolutely done it again – I defy anyone not to feel this. You might not be down for 80 quid hoodies or pink combat pants but you sure as hell will like all of this. I mean, you could pretend that it’s not good but you’d be a knobhead.
Palace skateboards’ two newest professionals bookend Beyond the 3rd Wave with Kyle Wilson opening things up. Classically trained on a diet of Mile End and Southbank, Kyle takes his supernatural pop and fucks shit up. Remember how shocked you were that the kickflip and switch ollie were posted on Insta? Wait till you see the two tricks that weren’t. Absolutely bonkers.

Beyond the 3rd Wave Palace turns Charlie Birch and Kyle Wilson pro

Following Kyle’s mind blowing opening part is a long montage of sorts with full (ish) parts from the likes of Rory Milanes and Heitor Da Silva, plus banging shorter clips from Lucas Puig, Shawn Powers, Chewy Cannon, Jahmir Brown, Lucien Clarke, Jamal Smith, Danny Brady and more. Special mentions also have to go out to Palace Skateboards OG Karim Bakhtaoui who makes a welcome return to the fold in Beyond the 3rd Wave, along with their newest recruit and Bromley ripper Savannah Stacey Keenan.

Fittingly, the curtains go to the second of Palace’s latest pros – the one and only Charlie Birch. Remember Charlie’s welcome to Palace clip? Refresh your memory here after watching Beyond the 3rd Wave.
Put simply – Charlie’s part is fucking AMAZING. Huge rails, lines, steez, Scouse banter. What more do you want? (You even get a Dave Mackey cameo chucked in for good measure). Charlie Birch‘s rise to fame is a text book example of how doing everything the right way, travelling, attending events and just generally not being a bellend can lead to great things.
We’re proud of you Charlie. Big up Lev and co for doing what we all wanted!

Kyle Wilson and Charlie Birch pro boards are in stock now – you know what to do! All that remains to be said is to muse momentarily on the tile.
Does Beyond the 3rd Wave refer to Covid? Is it a reference to Charlie Birch and Kyle Wilson representing the third wave of Palace? Or is it just a load of words thrown together? Who knows.
Go watch Beyond the 3rd Wave Palace have done it again.

Beyond the 3rd Wave Palace turns Charlie Birch and Kyle Wilson pro

Long Live Southbank – The Bigger Picture

Thursday, March 24th, 2016




Southbank is one of the UK’s most influential spots and is located in the heart of our capital, London. For a huge number of years this spot has been skated by generation after generation, then in the past couple of years the good people at Southbank have been doing their best to keep this place going as it was supposed to be redeveloped. That would’ve meant an iconic landmark for tourism and skateboarding would have been destroyed then replaced with your average Starbucks etc. That was not an option as it has been a second home for a load of skaters from all over the world. After a lot of hard work the good people at Long Live Southbank with the help from some of the public won the prolonged debate and you can expect to see this spot for another number of years now which is obviously great news! The first documentary that is featured below is ‘You Can’t Move History’ and it features interviews with not only some of the skaters who have frequented over the years (such as Jason Caines, Jenna Selby, Domas Glatkauskas, Joey Pressey, Henry Edwards-Wood and Louis Woodhead), but also the lawyers, community activists and other assorted behind the scenes types who helped keep the space safe for skateboarders. It is well worth putting the kettle on and kicking back for..




Skateboarding doesn’t get more interesting than that in my eyes, the community coming together as one is great and hopefully we shall see more of that in the future. The second documentary below ‘The Bigger Picture’ also goes into huge depth about skateboarding’s longest surviving spots. Filmed and edited by local Henry Edwards-Wood it is yet another inspiring documentary that is once again worth watching.



It doesn’t take a lot of brains to see how important that place is to a huge amount of people. Long Live Southbank (the good people who have worked so hard to keep Southbank) have also released a book that features images from the start to this very day. It is an celebration of the history and culture of the Under-croft area of Southbank and the community that has evolved there over the years. It is definitely one to add to the collection. Hit the link below to grab your copy.


If you would also like to support this great cause then simply follow ‘Long Live Southbank‘ on various social media sites that are displayed below:






Also, if you are ever in London you’d be stupid not to make space during your visit to see one of the most creative spaces the UK has to offer. You will be more than welcomed and maybe you’ll be able to understand into more detail why that spot is so important to the area and skateboarding as a whole. Keep it as it is!


If you also want to donate any spare change to a good cause then do it now..