Black Pearl Skate & Surf Park - Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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General Information

Skatepark Name
Black Pearl Skate & Surf Park
Size (square footage, no comma)
62000 square feet.
Open / Closed
Open
Extra Info
News Article on managment change 2013

The original plans that Site designed where thrown out and disregarded with in the first month and a half on the job. The crew did not work for site we worked for Mike Bell the developer that funded the park. The park was designed on the spot as it was built. Here are a list of the guys that deserve the credit. Mike Bell - owner, Ryan "bones" Dempsy, Jon "food" Kosorek, Brian Sandlin, Tim Dunlava, James "Snowman" Snow, Matt Ballard, Carter, Danger, Eric Lee, Jeff Fontana, Ryan Welter, Big Island Jesse, Virgina Mark, Scooter
Lights
Yes
Restrooms
Yes
Free or Pay
Pay
Inside or Outside
Outside
Are Pads Required?
Yes
Riding Surface?
Concrete
Is there a pro shop on site?
Yes

Construction Info

Designer

Location

Latitude
19.28
Longitude
-81.35
City
Grand Cayman
Directions
See Black Pearl website for location

Contacts

Phone Number
1-345-947-0755
Email
blackpearl@candw.ky
Managment
Private

Black Pearl Skate & Surf Park - Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

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User reviews

2 reviews
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We were not sure if the park was still open when we went, so I wanted to give everyone up to date info. As of January, 2016, the park is open. They just installed lights last month, so that is a good sign. The Black Pearl skate and surf shop has been closed, and the park is now run by the Cayman Islands Skateboard Association. The group that runs the park is very accommodating. They were happy to see us, and were willing to stay until we were done, no matter how late we wanted to stay. They also said they are willing to open at any time of the day for people from out of the country, or on cruise ships- just email first and set it up. The concrete is starting to get very grippy, but there are no rough spots, and I only noticed one crack on a platform in the whole park. The park is one of the largest in the world, and many of the walls are 8-14 foot tall, so it is big and very fast! The lights are not great. They are ok to ride around the street stuff, but there are many shadows in the bowls, and the park is so complex, it is hard to skate the big stuff after dark. We paid $10 USD or $5 CI each day. We skated 3 evenings, and saw 2 bikers, a 9 scooter riders, and 1 other skateboarder in that whole time. This place is incredible, and the people on the island are some of the nicest in the world.
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Just a super rad park with something for everybody. The big bowls are gnarly and I cannot overstate how much bigger the big section is in person. We were there for a week and aside from kids scootering around on the small stuff after school we had the park to ourselves virtually the whole time. There are a bunch of cool touches like coral and shell embedded in the concrete and even coral coping in some places; while this was very novel this stuff can mess you up pretty bad so double check the areas you're skating and be on guard. The only downside is the weather (you are in the middle of the Caribbean), be prepared for HOT and HUMID days as well as a fair amount of rain. We found the evenings to be fantastic. I highly recommend this park and there's a ton of other things to do on the island as well.
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