Florida Skateboarders Deliver Boards, Plan Skate Ramp Project In Cuba

Despite newly-revised travel restrictions that were discussed in Miami Friday by President Donald Trump, a group of Florida skateboarders has gone to Cuba to build what they say would be the island nation's first concrete skate ramp.

The group traveled Saturday to the Caribbean island. Organizers from Skatepark of Tampa and Boards for Bros say they plan to convert an unused drainage ditch on the outskirts of Havana into a skate park with a mini ramp.

During the trip, boarders also delivered 100 skateboards to The Cuba Skate Mission for those who can't afford them. 

The effort did not include seeking approval from Cuban or U.S. authorities.

Skateboarders from Tampa were joining a project led by a Miami skateboarding charity that has been distributing skateboards in Cuba since 2009. 

The trip was timed to coincide with international Go Skateboarding Day on Wednesday.

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