Professional Skateboarders Take Over Abandoned Airport To Recreate Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Level IRL

Red Bull Airport Tony Hawk Pro Skater

via Red Bull, with permission


  • Some of the best skateboarders in the world recreated the classic Airport level from the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game.
  • The short film, created by Red Bull, shows Jake Wooten and Kareem Campbell showing off their skills around an abandoned airport in New Orleans.
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We can all agree that the year 2020 massively sucked. One bright spot, however, was Activision’s release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. The remastered game was such a pleasant pandemic distraction for aging millennials like myself. The soundtrack was a heavy pour of ’90s and early-aughts nostalgia vibes.

I spent hours shredding virtual skateparks like The Warehouse, Hangar, Manhattan, School II, and Venice Beach on Xbox. There wasn’t really anything else to do, so might as well try to beat your own high score.

The updated game omitted the greatest level in the Tony Hawk’ Pro Skater universe: The Airport in THPS3. You get to shred around an empty airport terminal, tearing it up on moving sidewalks, runways, and jet bridges.

Bonus points for sick combos on the luggage carts.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater’s The Airport in real life

Red Bull linked up with some of the best skateboarders in the world to bring that video game experience to life.

via Red Bull

Jake Wooten, Kareem Campbell (who’s in the game itself), Alex Sorgente, Brighton Zuener, and Vincent Matheron took over the  Old New Orleans airport to shoot the video. The abandoned airport makes for the perfect skatepark, dubbed the Red Bull Terminal Takeover.

“Everything I’ve seen here has blown my mind,” Kareem Campbell offered in a press release. “From the course, to the tarmac, to the Red Bull plane and the jam session… it’s unreal. It’s something I don’t think anyone can recreate, except in a video game.”

Check out the video. What a sick collab.