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Video by Venice Gallerie

"This guy thought he'd skate away with the skateboard he stole, but two guys chased him down and got the board back."


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Boarders, skaters and cyclists roll along the Santa Monica Bike path during the 14th Annual Skate The Coast on Sunday, October 24, 2021."

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Dogtown and The Z Boys found an audience outside of the traditional skateboard community. Tony Alva, Peggy Oki, Stacy Peralta and more from the OG Zephyr scene break down why it worked and what was missing.



Boarding For Breast Cancer is thrilled to announce the 14th Annual Skate The Coast October 23 + 24, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA.

Skate the Coast is a 19 mile skate-bike-roll from the Santa Monica Pier to Redondo Beach along the iconic Southern California Strand with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop for this mellow cruise.

B4BC welcomes anyone on wheels of all ages and abilities to join this push for prevention as we raise funds for B4BC's education, prevention and survivorship programs. Please help us reach our $50K goal by registering today! Registration includes an event tee shirt, goodie bag and prizes for top fundraisers!

Skate-bike-roll 19 miles from the Santa Monica Pier to Dive N Surf in Redondo Beach with B4BC and friends! This is a collective push for prevention with three hydration stops along the way. The morning will start at Veteran's Park in Redondo Beach where we'll load the shuttles to the Santa Monica Pier. From there we'll cruise down the coast to Arbor Venice, Marina Del Rey, Dockweiler State Beach, Hermosa Beach and finishing off at Dive N Surf for awards and celebrations.

For more info and to register, Click Here


Haley Isaak goes to the Malibu Skatepark for a skatepark review and tour. "This park has it all, from tiny rails to tiny bowls to tiny hips! Sensing a theme yet?"


"World famous and Venice local skateboarder Jesse Martinez is a true positive influence on young skaters. No longer skating professionally, he comes to the Venice Skate Park almost every morning just to clean up the area, getting the sand out of the bowls. I'm honored to know Jesse. Google: 100% skateboarder." - Video by Venice Gallerie.


Boarding For Breast Cancer is thrilled to announce the 14th Annual Skate The Coast October 23 + 24, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA.

Skate the Coast is a 19 mile skate-bike-roll from the Santa Monica Pier to Redondo Beach along the iconic Southern California Strand with the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop for this mellow cruise.

B4BC welcomes anyone on wheels of all ages and abilities to join this push for prevention as we raise funds for B4BC's education, prevention and survivorship programs. Please help us reach our $50K goal by registering today! Registration includes an event tee shirt, goodie bag and prizes for top fundraisers!

Skate-bike-roll 19 miles from the Santa Monica Pier to Dive N Surf in Redondo Beach with B4BC and friends! This is a collective push for prevention with three hydration stops along the way. The morning will start at Veteran's Park in Redondo Beach where we'll load the shuttles to the Santa Monica Pier. From there we'll cruise down the coast to Arbor Venice, Marina Del Rey, Dockweiler State Beach, Hermosa Beach and finishing off at Dive N Surf for awards and celebrations.

For more info and to register, Click Here
On Saturday, August 14th, Life Rolls On host They Will Skate Again at the Venice Skatepark.

They Will Skate Again is an adaptive skate clinic. Adaptive athletes of all ages come and learn how to ride a skatepark from some of the top adaptive skaters and wheelchair athletes, including Nitro Circus' Aaron "Wheelz" Fotheringham , as well as regular Venice Skatepark adaptive athletes Tracie Garacochea and Jesse Swalley

These photos were shot by Six12 Media
















You can find about 150+ more photos from this event, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

They Will Skate Again 2021 Photo Gallery


If you were out there, we probably got some cool shots of you, go check them out!


“The bottle cut very close to arteries on his head and wrist. He could very easily have died. 100 staples in his head and 150 stitches around wrist / hand. He will have the scars of this attack for rest of his life”

On Thursday night, Arbor's beloved security gaurd "T" asked a drunk homeless man to leave the Arbor parking lot to which the homeless man responded by hitting "T" on the head with a bottle, then stabbing him multiple times in the head and torso with the broken bottle.

Arbor's Bob Carlson said "There was blood everywhere."

Arbor staff was able to followed the homelesss man until the police arrived and arrested him. Which is surprising, as we have first hand witnessed the LAPD Pacific Division allow homeless criminals to attack people then let them go free and pretty much tell the victimns to "just aviod these people" (viewers of Shacked Instagram stories may remember the video where the lazy-ass cop tells the bleeding victimn that).

Carlson, along with pretty much everyone, is angry at what Venice has turned into, "We are on our own. We are alone in dealing with violent people who can kill you and there is nobody who is going to save you. If that had been one of my employees in our parking lot--that person would be dead"

The sign outside of Arbor says it all:





Jake Familton, aka Stuntman Jake, the 10 yr old Skateboarder from Venice Beach.


Here's some footage rom Santa Monica Close Up of the Grlswirl group skate at the Venetians Car Club Car Car Show held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. am


Josh 'Bagel' Klassman is featured as a friendly, storytelling ghost in the new Netflix series "City of Ghosts" which highlights the history of Venice Beach and other LA neighborhoods that have changed over the years.



There's a new website where you can tip the skateboarders of the Venice Skatepark. Just like many of the performers along the boardwalk, you can now tip the skateboarders of the skatepark.

Free 2 Skate is a new platform that allows the crowd at the Venice Skatepark (or those watching the Venice Skate Park Live Cam ) to tip any of the skaters, with 100% of the tip going to the skater. Tip any amount, and the skateboarder will get the full amount within a couple days.

So far only a handful of skaters are listed, but if the skater you want to tip is not, upload their photo and they will track that person down.

Unlike many of the "Donate To The Venice Skatepark" scams that several people are running, where the donate money never goes to the park or the guy cleaing the park, this is legit. Free 2 Skate is developed by longtime Venice Skater Lance Lemond who also operates the Venice Skate Park Live Cam.

If you're one of the skatepark regulars, hit up Lance and get yourself listed on Free 2 Skate, start getting some tips.


Sony TV is developing TV adaptation of the 2005 skateboarding film “Lords of Dogtown” , which was an adaption of the 2001 documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys".



Described as a one-hour drama ensemble-drama, the Lords of Dogtown TV show is "set in the 1970's skateboarding scene in southern California and centers on a hell-raising teenage girl growing up in the foster care system. She falls in with a crowd of skaters who idolize the famed Zephyr Skateboard Team."

Going off that info from the press release, seems the story will not actually be about Zephyr skaters, it will be about some random skaters.

This show is being developed and written by some lady from Georgia, named Kat Candler, because who else would Hollywood get to write a TV show about California and skateboarding than a non-skater from Georgia who says she is a Texan.



Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the original movie in 2005, will slap her name on as an executive producer for the project, and the guy who made the The Shield will also be an executive producer. As of right now, seems none of the real Dogtown or Z-boys are invovle with this. And no one has been cast for any parts yet.

Seven Adams, son of Jay Adams, appears pissed off about this and is calling for a boycott of this show. Check out this screenshot from his most recent Instagram Story:



Seven's not having it.

The show is going to be for Amazon‘s free streaming service, IMDb TV. It's still in the early development stage, so there's not even a release date yet.





In this video Cory Keen and Dan Corrigan from Keen Ramps show you how to get a grind rail just like this one for free!



The iconic Santa Monica board shop secures a new lease, extensive new renovations, and will reopen in the Spring of 2021. The temporary store will remain open for business in adjacent building next door, during the renovation.

Boardriders Inc. is pleased to announce a new go-forward lease and substantial renovation of its iconic ZJ Boarding House in Santa Monica – a pillar of the local community for more than three decades.

Working closely with the building’s landlord and local leaders, a new five-year lease has been signed and major renovations are underway at the original corner location on Main Street and Ocean Park Boulevard in Santa Monica. These steps ensure ZJ’s ongoing service to the community in all things boardriding for the foreseeable future.

“What a silver lining at the end of such a challenging year,” says Todd Roberts, co-founder of ZJ. “ZJ Boarding House is such an integral part of the community and we can’t thank our customers enough for their patience and support of us over the years. Thanks to the hard work of the community, of Boardriders, and of our landlord, we now have a plan in place that will continue to make this space the ultimate destination for everyone looking to have fun in and around the ocean, the mountains and beyond.”

After the Main Street renovations, which include the replacement of the roof, seismic retrofits, and substantial interior upgrades, the entire 4,900 square foot space will be open and ready to share the stoke in just a few months’ time. “Spring 2021 can’t come soon enough,” says Ajai Datta, who leads US retail operations for Boardriders. “We’re all looking to turn the page on challenging year that will ultimately make us stronger in the long run.”


On December 8, 2020, at approximately 9:20 am, the Santa Monica Dispatch received a call of an armed robbery in progress at the Wells Fargo Bank, 170 Pier Avenue. The robbery was reported to involve a male armed with a shotgun. The information was quickly provided to dispatchers who were able to quickly relay it to the officers. Santa Monica Police Officers were in the area and quickly arrived on scene. Officers observed the suspect inside a vehicle exiting the bank parking lot. Officers were able to conduct a high-risk traffic stop at the intersection of Neilson Way and Bicknell. The suspect into taken into custody without incident. Officers recovered a shotgun from the vehicle.

Arrestee: KOEHLER-MARSH, AARON,
Male from Dayton, Indiana.
DOB: 06/17/1993
Primary Charge: 211PC

Barbie has announced 12-year-old skateboarder Sky Brown as a Barbie Role Model by unveiling a one-of-a-kind doll created in her likeness, to highlight how she has broken boundaries for the next generation of girls.



Sky Brown is a professional skateboarder and surfer. Sky will be competing for Team GB next year in the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics, making her Great Britain’s youngest Summer Olympian ever, and the youngest Olympic athlete since 1936. Sky began skating and surfing at the age of two and quickly became a phenomenon when short videos of her gained millions of views on YouTube.



As the original girl empowerment brand, Barbie is dedicated to shining a spotlight on powerful, diverse role models to inspire the limitless potential in every girl, and this year honours women breaking barriers in sports. The doll is dressed in Nike activewear and holds a skateboard, ready for adventures on and off the ramp.

The doll was gifted to Sky as she recovers from injuries from her worst fall yet, breaking her left wrist and hand and suffering skull fractures earlier this year at a skate park in California.



Sky’s already looking forward to recovering and picking up her skateboard. She commented: “I’m going to push boundaries for girls with my skating and surfing. I’m going for gold in 2021 and nothing will stop me. Having a Barbie created in my likeness is one of the most incredible things that’s ever happened to me. I hope other girls my age can see what is possible when you follow your dreams.”

Earlier this year, Sky released a book titled ‘Sky’s the Limit’ – a compilation of stories and inspirational quotes illustrating Sky’s journey so far. Sky hopes to continue making history while inspiring fans of all ages across the world.

This year, Barbie is spotlighting female role models in sports, in an effort to close the Dream Gap; the time when girls start to doubt that they can be anything. Research shows that when girls play sports, they report higher levels of confidence, which in turn breaks down barriers to girl’s self-belief.

The Barbie Dream Gap Project is an ongoing global initiative that aims to give girls the resources and support needed to continue to believe that they can be anything. Barbie is working to close the Dream Gap by: highlighting role models, encouraging purposeful play, and donating funds.