The cold winter sun, fresh air, the sound of the longboard wheels on the old airport’s concrete ground and that feeling of excitement and pure happiness – those are my days off on which I do longboarding in Berlin and go out for some adventures.
Last summer, I discovered longboarding as my new fun hobby and enjoyed my first dates with friends outside, rolling around in the park and on Tempelhofer Feld, the former airport in the middle of Berlin. This place is so special and after pausing longboarding through the winter months because of the cold, I started to feel a huge desire to hop onto the board again.
Longboarding in Berlin – Tempelhofer Feld Adventures in Winter
In the first week of February, my friend Franzi and I checked the weather forecast on a daily basis and were super excited all week.
On Friday, we dressed in lots of cozy layers, met in the morning and got together for our first longboarding date together this year. In contrast to me, Franzi had even been doing longboarding during winter, but now as the sun is coming out again more often, I also feel the desire to be out again it’s even more fun to do it together.
We had the perfect day together, cruising around, soaking up that cold and fresh winter air and even learned a few new moves. Franzi is totally into longboard dancing and it’s amazing to see her progress. My goal currently is to become even more confident while riding, practicing balance and a few first tricks like slightly jumping from one side to the other or riding with one leg. Regarding this, Franzi is really really motivating me!
I was super surprised how easy it was for me to get used to longboarding again, although I hadn’t been standing on the board for three or four months during winter. It just showed me how much I practiced last summer and how good it feels to me.
We stayed on Tempelhofer Feld for two or three hours and despite the winter cold, we had such a fun time on our Friday off. Longboarding is such a great thing to do, helping me to switch off my head from work and everything else I have in mind and it’s so completely different from all the other things I do.
Such happy fun times!!
Two days later last Sunday, the sun came out again and after I woke up, I immediately wrote Franzi and another friend and we went out there again. Just two days ago, we also couldn’t hold our excitement back and went out longboarding again, enjoying that extremely awesome feeling when you get out early, having nearly all the place by yourself. See that wonderful winter morning light in the next photos yourself!
I’m as happy as I could be, longboarding gives me such an incredible feeling of freedom!
Can you relate to this or do you even do longboarding yourself?
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