WATCH: Aussie Skateboarder Bomb Baldwin Street in Dunedin

Publish Date
Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 8:58AM

Skateboarding down the world's steepest street was a snap decision for Zak Mills-Goodwin.

The 26-year-old, who is set to represent Australia at the World Skate Games later this year, had sightseeing in mind when went to Dunedin's Baldwin St.

"I didn't really plan to do it or anything, I just wanted to check it out, but I decided to do it while I was there," Mills-Goodwin said.

Although he carried his skateboard up the 350m street, he did not expect to use it as he had heard conditions were "sketchy".

He found the road smoother than expected and after a trial run from halfway up the street, decided to take it from the top.

During the five-or-six-second descent he estimated he probably reached a speed of more than 80km/h. The sensation was like flying, he said.

 

 

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz