Sunset Skates is a skateboarding school located in Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu. Our mission is to teach skateboarding to students of all ages in a fun, safe, and encouraging way! 🤙
Sunset Skates will benefit the complete beginner by giving them the skills and confidence they need to safely learn how to skateboard. We also help build the skills of more advanced students by encouraging creativity and independent style.
Willy Akers is the owner and main instructor at Sunset Skates. Willy has 25 years of skateboarding experience. Once a professional skateboarder, skateboarding has taken him around the world eventually landing him in Sunset Beach on the north shore of Oahu with his wife and 2 young daughters. Willy has a bachelor of fine arts with a focus on education. His art background gives him a unique and creative approach to skateboarding and teaching. He is also a natural athlete able to teach both the art and athleticism of skateboarding.
Willy really notices and focuses on his students individual strengths building his students confidence and individual style. Willy has experience teaching at skateboarding camps such as Woodward and after school programs in New York City. He is passionate about sharing his love of skateboarding!