The Nation Skate explores the intersectional nature of skateboarding culture in an attempt to understand what it might contribute to current questions regarding diversity, civic and cultural engagement, academia, sport and diplomacy. The Nation Skate builds upon Neftalie's work as a lecturer on skateboarding culture, skateboarding envoy for the US State Department and his PhD thesis at the University of Waikato, Colour in the Lines: 'Understanding the African-American and US Minority Experience in Skateboarding Culture.