Part 1 Lou Peralta’s SkaterCross was one of the first skateparks to pioneer vertical skateboarding. There were a few others but his was one of the first three in Southern California. It attracted talent from all over the state in the same manner Carlsbad had done just prior to that.In this photo just after grand […]
Skateboarding History Stories
These are great stories about skateboarding history that you probably aren’t going to find in any magazines or books.
Viva La Costa kickoff last night. Hung out with my good friends Joe Roper and Henry Hester. I have been friends with these for a long long time. I met Joe in 3rd grade around 1971. I would take the #27 bus to Pacific Beach everyday after grade school. Hangout at San Diego Surf Shop and surf
Nothing like getting back one of your old riders … still complete Mt Baldy set up from @death_cloak So @bunkrock911 met guy who had this board who was friend of Simon Hill from Claremont old skate friend from early days even before Pipeline skatepark .. Simon had a pool in his backyard where he talked his parents into emptying
My @thrashermag cover from 1986. Thank you @titusdittmann for sending this over, Titus went through a few things and found this. Cover shot by @shane_rouse in Brno, Czech Republic on our “Culture Clash in Czechoslovakia” tour. Fun fact, I broke my wrist the night before, we arrived at the ramp when it was dark and I didn’t know there
Here’s another throwback, to the early 00s, when I did something that might have actually made a difference. For several years, I held annual slalom skateboarding events in Gaithersburg. Maryland, which eventually attracted the attention and attendance of much of the slalom skateboarding world. I called them “The Gathering”s. Another reality, in that particular moment,
1970’s POOL SERVICE – I thought some of you might enjoy this old photo of me from around 1976-77, skating a pool at Swan Pools in Anaheim, after the place was closed down and abandoned. This bowl featured rocks instead of tiles. There was also a curb for the coping. This place was just a
I swam in the Combi pool, when they first built it they filled it with water to cure the cement. Summer in Upland is hot so they let us skaters swim in the pool. 30 or so kids jumping in from the side and just creating havoc. Not sure if that would be allowed today.
THIS IS SOME REAL EARLY SKATEBOARDING HISTORY, hope you like reading it! My friend Tara knows Steve Hilton of the famous Hilton family and I asked her to ask Steve if he remembers me and my brother Bruce skating and competing against each other back in the 1960’s! Steve and Davey Hilton were 2 of
This pic says it all that I took about the beginning of skateboarding history of the 1970’s! This is the men’s division at the 1975 Bahne/Cadillac contest. This pic is my most talked about pic I have ever posted having to do with skateboarding! Bottom left sitting is Woody Woodward and just above him sitting