For many that grow up skateboarding, there’s a bad reputation that may come to mind. Misfits, hooligans, those are just some of the names that Josh Garcia mentions when he brings up the stereotype of skateboarding.
Garcia spent most of his life skating through the streets of Corpus Christi. At the age of 18, he decided to start his own company making skateboards, Makeshift Skateboards.
Garcia has held skateboarding competitions and events in Corpus Christi and even held the first skateboarding contest on an aircraft carrier.
He soon found another love for reggae music and began collaborating for reggae festivals.
Last year, Garcia heard about the charity organization, American Relief Centers, who help abused women and children in Ghana. He then decided to donate all of the profits from that event to this charity. After his donation he was sent a gift from ARF, a video expressing their gratitude for his donation. Garcia says that he wanted to change the world, he just didn’t know he could do it through skateboarding or through music.
He says that he’d like to eventually build a skatepark for the children in Ghana and bring another skating event to Corpus Christi.