Lessons

Learn to Longboard in Portland, Oregon.

Contact for Private Lessons with Eastside owner Robin McGuirk –

Email: robskey@gmail.com
Phone: 503-680-0457

Availability: Year round by appointment.  All ages and skill levels welcome.

Cost: $40 per hour (Standard 24 hour Cancellation Policy Rain or Shine with minimum $40 cost.)

Service: We specialize in teaching the safety and skills needed to become a successful rider with longboarding lessons and the classes instructed by Eastside Longboards owner Robin McGuirk.   He has officially taught hundreds of longboarders since 2010.  And has coached many more riders prior at Mt.Tabor Park, Maryhill, and other well known longboarding locations going back to 2003 when he started making longboards.  He also has a wealth of experience and knowledge setting up riders of all ages and skill levels with the right gear for them.  And serves the greater Portland area as a complete longboarding resource and guide.  He is always happy to help!  Give us a call anytime and Robin will gladly answer any longboard skateboard related questions free of charge.

Read below for more up to date info on Longboarding 101 Classes and this Longboarding 101 Video.

Student Discounts: All students from our classes or private lessons can receive a student discount of 10% on any longboard gear such as a Complete Board setup customized just for your size and needs.    Students also receive a 10% discount on any safety gear such as helmets, slide gloves, and pads at Daddies Board Shop retail store in Portland by letting them know you are a student of Eastside Longboards.

Longboarding 101 Classes at Mt.Tabor Park.

Longboarding 101 Class at Mt.Tabor in Portland, OR.
Longboarding 101 Class at Mt.Tabor in Portland, Oregon.  Learn to longboard in a safe permitted area.

Longboarding 101 Classes through Portland Community College PCC.edu

Location – Mt.Tabor Park in S.E. Portland

Spring Term 2020:  April 1 – May 20th

Summer Term 2020:  July 15th – September 2nd

Class Description:

Learn the basics of longboard skateboarding: How to ride with control and safely slow down and stop.
Focus on downhill and sliding in a permitted group setting.  All levels welcome.  Ages 16 and up.

20 student max class size.

Required gear: Longboard, Helmet, Slide Gloves.
Recommended gear: Knee and elbow pads, old pants and sweatshirt, skate shoes or shoes with flat flexible bottom.

Longboarding 101 Class – Mt.Tabor Portland, OR

Students learning the art of sliding at the top of the Soapbox hill at Mt.Tabor.
Students learning how footbrake to control speed and get comfortable riding close together.
Photo by Vince Ouano
Student learning how to slide to control speed. Photo by Vince Ouano

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