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Showing posts with label skateboarding. Show all posts


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Skateboarder jumps over a car at the Venice Skate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022. The interactive Art instalation was installed by DFACE. DFACE is an English multimedia street artist who uses spray paint, stickers, posters, and stencils."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

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The Unity Skate Championship will be held Saturday, August 20, 2022 starting at 1pm at Stoner Skate Plaza – 1835 Stoner Ave. Los Angeles, CA. 90025

This Malibu tradition brings amazing food and entertainment fea­turing some of your all-time favorite local restaurants, businesses, artisans, and DJ performances!



For more info and to sign up for the contest, Click Here.

Check out photos from the previous contest, Click Here.


Skateboarding legend Tony Alva's longtime friend Chuck Ames unearthed a rare 8mm film he made of Tony Alva, Ted Deerhurst, and John Davison surfing, and skating at Linclon Jr. High School, the Santa Monica Jetty, and Bixby Ranch in Santa Barbara, back in 1971.

1971 Lincoln Jr. High Santa Monica: I pulled these crispy 8mm movies from deep storage. I was into filming then. Wind up grip camera. Ha! Tape cassette for music. I think the full length movie showed in the school auditorium. 8th graders surfing and skating. 1st Jetty, the Ranch, and Revere. Short board revolution well underway. Beavertails flapping. No “strings”.

Skating: Our boards made in woodshop. Clay wheelz. Ball bearings everywhere! Side walk surfing to surfskating!! Revere was fire. Only Tony Alva was making the drop and transition on the big hill! Ranch trips were epic. Lord Ted Deerhurst was part of our crew. Check him freeing Alva from his wetsuit…last clip.

You wanted to be one of Jay Stones “shimpies” on the Blue Cheer team. Thinking that is a clean Mike Perry shape washing up on the beach at 1st jetty. John Davison is the surfer in all clips and second skater alongside Tony (really clean style early on!!!). Some really early Dogtown stuff here! Stoked to see it come to life after all this time! -Chuck Ames

This sweet little edit by Melissa Ames

Original edit with help of Peter Miller

Original Art and production help: John Davison…Rick Griffin inspired Murfy. Mom and Dad for the ranch trips…we definitely pushed their boundaries!


Johnny Strange was an adventure seeker deep in his heart. He accomplished so much at such a young age and was purely and intrinsically motivated. He was inspired by the world around him – nature, culture, sport, and used his opportunities to do good.

The Malibu Chili Cook Off hosts an annual skateboarding contest honoring late Malibu local, Johnny Strange. Competitors of all ages and skill levels as well as an enthusiastic crowd gather to watch this exciting contest. Winners are awarded cash prizes and honorable mention awards with various prizes. This year, the 3rd Annual will take place on Sunday, Sept 4 @ 3PM. (Registration will take place on site).

It’s free to register! However, the $15 The Malibu Chili Cook Off admission fee is required. Buy tickets for Sunday or the whole weekend, Click Here!

Over $2,500 in cash prizes and skate gear that will be awarded.

Prize Purse
Intermediate ($300) – 1st place $150, 2nd place $100, 3rd place $50
Advanced ($1,700) – 1st place $1,000, 2nd place $500, 3rd place $200
$500 random cash and prizes to be given out all day

It’s a jam-style contest with two heats, advanced (pro skaters) and intermediate (amateur skaters). Skaters will have an opportunity to show off their skills. Prizes and cash will be awarded. Parent or guardian must be present to sign a waiver if you’re under 18. All skaters must sign on-site waiver to participate.

For more info and to buy tickets, Click Here.



Created to celebrate Alva Skates 45th Anniversary, Alva has teamed up with legendary Lowrider artist Moetallica to create twelve one-of-a-kind hand-painted Alva skateboard decks and completes. Each Alva X Moetallica deck comes with a certificate of authenticity, edition number, Tony Alva signature and polaroid, and Moetallica signature "M 22" on the tail rail.

For over twenty-five years, Moetallica has customized cars, motorcycles, and, more recently, skateboards. Each Alva X Moetallica hand-painted deck takes 3-4 weeks to complete. All graphics are hand-painted and not silkscreened.

ALVA X MOETALLICA | ONE OF A KIND
LAUNCHES WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022
10 AM PST @ ALVA-SKATES.COM




Alva X Vans 45th Anniversary Authentic 44 DX shoes featuring Tony Alva's longest-running competition sponsors iconic logos including Vans, Independent Trucks, and Road Rider Wheels.



Tony Alva has been sponsored by Vans since 1974, rode Road Rider wheels when he won his first World Skateboarding Championship in 1977, was an early rider for Independent Trucks, and continues to ride Indy trucks today exclusively.

*Alva X Vans shoes and t-shirts are available exclusively at Vans* Launches 7/20/2022 at 9am PST





From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Highlights from Pier 360 at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Pier 360 celebrates the best of beach life with an awesome, FREE, all ages festival! With ocean sports competitions, live music, food and drinks, interactive games, sampling by some of your favorite brands and so much more, Pier 360 offers a peek into iconic SoCal beach culture and brings together thousands of guests for a day of good vibes. Whether you're hanging with the family, competing on land or at sea or partying with your friends–Pier 360 has got it all! Pier 360 is on Saturday and Sunday, June 25, and 26."



Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

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The June 21st, Go Skate Day events at the Venice Skatepark have been cancelled due to a threat of violence.

"I am very sad to announce that we have to cancel GSD in Venice." Heidi Lemmon, one of the events organizers, posted to Facebook on Saturday.

"With so many mass shootings in the usa every day we believe it is best to err on the side of safety. All the signs are there, the threats are credible and we will not take any chances where kids are involved. My sincere apologies to all our sponsors, the City of Los Angeles and Venice Recreation and Parks. * this is not a local he is an out of state person."

What we little info we gathered so far, is that someone wants to control all events ($$$$$) at the Venice Skatepark and threatened Heidi and "... anyone at the park that gets in the way."

UPDATED INFO:
Heidi Lemmon and on of the other event organizers do not want to give any "airtime" to the person who made the threats, so they are not disclosing who this individual is.

Some info about the person that has be going around the rumor mill is that he is from out-of-state, but currently local (opposite of the original info given) , and he is a Hispanic male in his 40's. Also that the "authorities" consider his threats "credible".



For tickets and more info, Click Here.

Major Feature Film is looking for Union Males or Females Between the ages of 18-27 to play SKATEBOARDERS working 6/7 with a Covid test 24-48 hours before working on set. All on location in the Los Angeles Area.

RATES
Union: $182 for 8 hours with time and a half after 8
Covid Test: Union $100 (any off set test)
THIS SHOW DOES REQUIRE EVERYONE TO BE FULLY VACCINATED (INCLUDING THE BOOSTER IF NEEDED)!

If this is you or someone you know, please email
- LEGAL NAME (Stage name in Parentheses)
- CURRENT PHOTOS (Chest up & head to toe)
- PHONE NUMBER
- FULL SIZES (INCLUDING HEIGHT & WEIGHT)
- UNION STATUS (INCLUDE UNION # IF SAG)
- LOCATION (City you live)
- VACCINATION STATUS
To AMERICANSOCIETYBG@GMAIL.COM with “SKATEBOARDERS“ in the subject line.
PLEASE INCLUDE ALL REQUESTED INFO!!


June 25-26, 2022 - Santa Monica Pier 360: Paddle & SUP Races (and more)!

Celebrating and honoring the birthplace of Southern California's iconic beach culture through competition, awareness, and entertainment.

Join us for an all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history.

The pier deck will also feature hula dancing, beer and spirits garden, live music and a surf history museum celebrating the history of lifeguarding, paddleboarding, surfing, and skateboarding around the Santa Monica Pier.



Pre-register early online for the best price.

Main Event Categories:

Saturday, June 25th
One Mile Ocean Swim
Juniors 250m Ocean Swim
One Mile Fun Paddle
Lifeguard Competition
Amateur SUP Sprints
Kids Activity Clinics

Sunday, June 26th
5k Sand Run/Walk
Malibu to SM Pier Distance Race - 10 miles



Race Day Registration

Racers should leave ample time to park and check in at registration a minimum of an hour before their event start time. Day of registrations should allow at least 90 minutes to park and register.

For questions, please email info@genericevents.com. The Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival has a NO REFUND POLICY.

Visit www.smpier360.com for the most updated race information.


Everyday people doing extraordinary things outdoors. That’s the inspiration behind the Hydro Flask “Why We Go” series. These films from Hydro Flask showcase unique individuals chasing adventures that allow them to be their best selves.

Meet Mazel, an eight-year old skateboarder who knows the joy of landing new tricks.



June 25-26, 2022 - Santa Monica Pier 360: Paddle & SUP Races (and more)!

Celebrating and honoring the birthplace of Southern California's iconic beach culture through competition, awareness, and entertainment.

Join us for an all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history.

The pier deck will also feature hula dancing, beer and spirits garden, live music and a surf history museum celebrating the history of lifeguarding, paddleboarding, surfing, and skateboarding around the Santa Monica Pier.



Pre-register early online for the best price.

Main Event Categories:

Saturday, June 25th
One Mile Ocean Swim
Juniors 250m Ocean Swim
One Mile Fun Paddle
Lifeguard Competition
Amateur SUP Sprints
Kids Activity Clinics

Sunday, June 26th
5k Sand Run/Walk
Malibu to SM Pier Distance Race - 10 miles



Race Day Registration

Racers should leave ample time to park and check in at registration a minimum of an hour before their event start time. Day of registrations should allow at least 90 minutes to park and register.

For questions, please email info@genericevents.com. The Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival has a NO REFUND POLICY.

Visit www.smpier360.com for the most updated race information.


June 25-26, 2022 - Santa Monica Pier 360: Paddle & SUP Races (and more)!

Celebrating and honoring the birthplace of Southern California's iconic beach culture through competition, awareness, and entertainment.

Join us for an all-day, family friendly celebration of decades of surf, paddleboard and lifeguard history.

The pier deck will also feature hula dancing, beer and spirits garden, live music and a surf history museum celebrating the history of lifeguarding, paddleboarding, surfing, and skateboarding around the Santa Monica Pier.



Pre-register early online for the best price.

Main Event Categories:

Saturday, June 25th
One Mile Ocean Swim
Juniors 250m Ocean Swim
One Mile Fun Paddle
Lifeguard Competition
Amateur SUP Sprints
Kids Activity Clinics

Sunday, June 26th
5k Sand Run/Walk
Malibu to SM Pier Distance Race - 10 miles



Race Day Registration

Racers should leave ample time to park and check in at registration a minimum of an hour before their event start time. Day of registrations should allow at least 90 minutes to park and register.

For questions, please email info@genericevents.com. The Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival has a NO REFUND POLICY.

Visit www.smpier360.com for the most updated race information.


Cosmic Demise Skate Contest

March 19, 2022 Stoner Skate Plaza Los Angeles, CA


From Santa Monica Close Up:

"Thomas sails on a skateboard along the Venice Beach Bike Path on Friday, April 8, 2022."

Santa Monica Close Up is a photo blog by Santa Monica based Photojournalist/Press photographer Fabian Lewkowicz. Fabian is the former staff photographer for the Santa Monica Daily Observer Press, Santa Monica Mirror, Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Corsair.

Support Santa Monica Closeup/Fabian Lewkowicz with Venmo or PayPal to help earn money to make these videos:

https://venmo.com/u/santamonicacloseup

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fabianlewkowicz


DC hosted its first annual all women’s skate jam at Stoner Plaza in West LA yesterday, welcoming any and all ladies to come hang and battle it out for $1500 in cash. We held three separate jams on different obstacles, handing out $20s for individual tricks and $300 to the overall winners of each jam. Props to Skylar Chadwick, Isii Campos, and Amanda Castillo for taking the cake. And thanks to everyone who came out for a truly epic day at Stoner.


March 19, 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1835 Stoner Ave. Los Angeles, CA, 90025
Age 5 - 99 years
Price: $5
Register Here.