Although a place with less than 4.000 inhabitants, Fažana is the center of the DIY scene on Istrian peninsula. It was known as a small charming fishermens town but in time it became a summer season touristic attraction, as it is situated across the National park Brijuni.
Fažana’s skateboarding scene begins to develop in the late 90’s driven by enthusiasm and a strong desire to make skateboarding an essential part of Fažana’s rich cultural offer.
Young skaters started to create an ever-growing skateboarding culture and some of their first projects involved constructions of improvised ramps and rails in the areas of old abandoned factories in 2003. It was precisely the DIY spots that attracted a significant number of skaters and visitors from all over Europe. It is a shame that the local government was not capable of utilise this raw energy and preserve this significant landmarks.
Skateboard club August Šenoa has since devised a new project for Fažana with the help from Bryggeriet, the Mediteran skate park. Hopefully it will see the light of day soon.