My City with Milton Martinez: My City is a Volcom Skate video series showcasing the Latin American skate team as they take us through their hometowns, showing us where they grew up skating and what struggles they had to overcome along the way.
"In episode nine of My City we visit 27-year old Milton Martinez from Mar del Plata, Argentina. Mar del Plata, Argentina is a very warm, crowded place during the summers, and typically a lonely and cold place during the winters. Also known as the surf capital in Argentina, Mar del Plata is one of the most visited towns in Argentina during the summer for tourists. With this influx of tourism every year, there is new infrastructure in the city, and thus, new skate spots. You would find most of the spots near the coast, however, there are some spots farther inland that are worth the drive.
As we know surf and skate go hand-in-hand, and it’s because of that, skateboarding in Mar del Plata has a lot of heritage, and that’s why most of the best skaters of Argentina, such as Milton Martinez, come from this city. A few years ago, the government learned skateboarding is a growing sport in the city and built skate parks throughout the area to support the activity, and the growth has been exponential and well-received among the locals."
Head to the Volcom site for a full write-up on Milton's home city.