Four words taken from a graffiti on the Blackcrossbowl perfectly describe the six years era of the legendary concrete DIY skate project in Basel. For some the bowl became a temporary living room for a few months every year, but even in the winter you could find people skating and hanging out by the fire regularly. The spirit of the Blackcrossbowl sparked and inspired other skateboarders all over Europe to take fate in their own hands and build a scene for themselves.
The FUCK FEAR DRINK BEAR group exhibition marks the ten year anniversary of the beginning of the Blackcrossbowl. It looks back and forward to explore and document the DIY spirit that is engrained in skateboarders everywhere.
July 27 2016
We had a blast on Saturday! Thanks to the etnies Team for coming by Port Land on the Wish You Were Beer Tour!
Photo © Oliver Barton
July 31 2015
June 13 2015
A two-piece lyrical acoustic band from Olympia, Washington. Just punks playing sad love songs.
May 3 2015
We will meet at Port Land for the official bowl fondue on December 26th at around 20:00! Bring some cheese and bread!
December 19 2014
We finally took a break from skating Port Land long enough to get this website up and running. Aside from information about the project, you can buy some of the stuff we create to support the maintenance and the cost of keeping Port Land lit up at night… All products available in the shop are made and/or designed by members of the Port Land family!
December 1 2014
Stu made a nice video about a summer trip to Port Land by the Morzine crew.
PORTLAND | BASEL | SOMMER | 2013 from reelfunmedia on Vimeo.
July 28 2014
Willem Vleugels (with the support of Carhartt WIP) made this great video from the opening weekend of Port Land. Thanks!
June 12 2014
Here’s a link to some good shots from the opening weekend by Switn: Red Bull Skateboarding
June 11 2014