Where did skateboarding originate?
Skateboarding originated in California after weak waves prevented people from surfing, so they created a surfboard with wheels, the skateboard.
Skateboarding is popular in most countries. That's why they have different contests for world-wide skaters. Skateboarding is most popular in the United States. Specifically, Skateboarding is most popular in California. California has many skateboading parks and lots of skateboarding stores. If you wanted to skateboard I would recommend California.