Unlike most skateboarders of his generation, UK skate legend Sean Goff is refusing to give up. Now well into his fifties, his skills may have diminished, but his love for adrenalin hasn’t. After skating as a pro in the ‘80s, he kept on competing, sticking two fingers up at the ageing process. Now, he’s been told that another injury could permanently disable him. Sean’s response? He enters Vert Attack – a dangerous aerial contest on a terrifying 12ft high ramp. Not being able to skate is scarier than not being able to walk.

This feature-length film with exclusive and unrestricted access to Sean, his family, friends and unseen 8mm archive is the story of one man’s determination to keep doing what makes him happy, even if it means risking everything. It’s a meditation on getting old and ‘raging against the dying of the light’ through the lens of the skateboarding explosion of the ‘70s and ‘80s.


Behind The Scenes Documentary

I was good, I’m not good now, I’m ok, but for an over 50 skater I’m still good…..

In my early days I was competitive it was all about learning the latest tricks, now it’s all about holding on to the few I’ve got.

Back in the 80s I competed a lot. I was British champion, pretty sure it was twice.

Skateboarding was designed as a toy and I’m a 54 year old man who gets to travel around the world and play with my friends.

I will be travelling as long as I’m skateboarding and I’ll be skateboarding as long as I’m hobbling.

In the 70s skateboarding was massive, it was the YoYo, it was the Hula Hoop it was the new in toy for a kid to have.

The past is important, it’s what makes you the person you are today.

The best skater is the one with the biggest smile. And it’s that simple

What else do I do apart from skateboarding? Not a lot to be honest with you.


I am the same age as Sean.
I loved skating when I was growing up in the ’70s – amongst all the crazy tribes of that era it was the skateboarding gang that I wanted to belong to.
But I haven’t set foot on a board for over 20 years. Haven’t even considered it.
In the meantime, Sean has continued risking life and limb several times a week.
This is what makes this story so interesting to me – that if you really want to keep doing something you can always find a way.
It shows that my generation is refusing to get old in the same way as previous ones and I believe that’s what will make it resonate with people of all ages and all interests.