The eve of Yom Kippur in Haifa – skateboarders have a field day at MerkazHaCarmel.
The eve of Yom Kippur in Haifa is a special time. The city is quiet and still, as most people are at home preparing for the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. But there is one group of people who are out and about, making the most of the empty streets: skateboarders.
MerkazHaCarmel, Haifa’s central square, is a popular skateboarding spot. On any given day, you can see skateboarders of all ages and skill levels practicing their tricks and slides. But on the eve of Yom Kippur, the square is transformed into a skateboarder’s paradise. With the streets empty of traffic, skateboarders have free rein to skate wherever they want.
The scene is a sight to behold. Skateboarders zip around the square, doing ollies, kickflips, and other tricks. They grind on rails, slide down stairs, and even jump over benches. The air is filled with the sound of skateboard wheels rolling and decks hitting the pavement.