Kids flock to Eden skate park as part of the All Board Skateboarding clinic

There were plenty of skids, slides and sick manoeuvres all over Eden skate park on Thursday as more than 25 kids took part in a free skateboarding clinic.

It was the final day of the ‘All Board Skateboarding’ sessions that wound through Bermagui, Bega, Tathra and Pambula.

Skateboarding educators Ownlife teamed up with Bega Valley Shire Council to run the events as part of National Youth Week.

In beautiful sunshine mostly primary-age kids tried their hand at skateboarding, while others settled for a scooter or BMX.

Many were novices keen to improve their skills, while others were honing what they already knew.

Ownlife skateboarding teachers Richard Flude and Rachel Delphin worked with the kids to build their confidence and skills.

Some skateboarders seemed to have travelled along the Bega Valley circuit, testing their skills for a second and third time.

Eden skater Anthony Seach, 9, said it was more fun skateboarding outdoors than being at home playing video games.

The clinic was one of many to happen in Eden during the school holidays, including the Colour Fun Run and activities at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre.