Last weekend, the kids from Skateistan Cambodia's feeder program got to check out their first off-site demo -- both skating and watching a good amateur skateboader from abroad. Although most of the event was ruined by rain, as soon as it was dry the kids snapped up the chance to skate, showing the crowd all they've learned in the past month. On Sunday, they were joined by Thai skater Pit Potarach, or "Tam", a flow-team rider for Preduce from Chiang Mai who was just coming off a contest in Bangkok.
Smart Mobile, another benefactor of the program, transported the ramps, obstacles and kids from the Pour un Sourire d'Enfant school to its promo event and concert on Koh Pich, or Diamond Island, just across the Bassac River in Phnom Penh. The kids waited out the rain alone, but when it dried up and they warmed up, crowds formed quickly on the popular weekend spot.