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Showing posts with label Throwbacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Throwbacks. Show all posts


This video from the early 2000's, shows LAPD's Gang Unit also known as Crash (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) hunting down gang members on the Venice Boardwealk on the 4th of July.


Eric Dressen started skating at age 8 and went pro at age 12.

Throughout the 80s and 90s, Eric would have some of the best selling boards, invent the salad grind and define expectations for a video part with “Speed Freaks”.

Eric still is inspiring skaters of all ages for over 40 years, including Lil Revolution’s Pancho and Weeman. For the last 20 years, He’s built a career as a professional tattoo artist. He channels the same discipline, passion and energy to tattooing that he does to skating. Studying under the best, he’s sure to become a legend in this field too.


"Today we venture back to 1996 at Topanga Point in Los Angeles California, to see young surfers compete at the Hardware, Grom Pro Junior."


The The Vintage Surfboard Collector Club is curating its next vintage surf swap on Feb. 24, 10am-3pm, hosted by Boardriders Malibu.

New club members (sellers) are always welcomed to set up shop and sell vintage sleds for $40 for all of ‘24 vintage surf events.
Boardriders Malibu
18820 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, Ca 80265
310 - 359 - 8274


Check out photos from a previous swap event: Topanga Vintage Surf Swap

Find out about more upcoming local events, Click Here for the Event Calendar.


This footage shows Pacific Ocean Park in 1964. Some general overall scenes, as well as some of the kid rides are shown.


This footage shows the 'Free Venice Parade' held in 1968, in Venice, California.


This footage shows vintage Santa Monica Pier, Circa 1964.


This is vintage footage of Malibu beach, and people surfing in the summer of 1964.


Come on a nostalgic journey with The Grind King himself, Donald Cassel, as we explore the origins of Grind King throughout Venice, California



Venice Beach, CA. 1979 Photo by: George Porcari

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We take a look at the history of the Pavilion / Pit skate spot and find out why it isn't there today. We check out the old and new skatepark, skate them both, and we check out the other marvels Venice has to offer.

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Another piece of rare footage.

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Today we're embarking on an exhilarating journey to the iconic shores of Malibu California circa 1996. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the thrilling world of the Malibu surf scene capturing the essence of a pivotal era in surfing history.


"In this documentary short about the evolution of the 'Venice Beach' Memorial skate park, I avoid a generic gentrified point of view with my duties as an experienced filmmaker and local. My aim in this 'close to my heart' subject, was to share an authentically genuine account of how things were, developed and put into motion in a very condensed positive way.

As I plan and organize legit funding for the publishing of a full length book, I leave you with this actual, factual account in the now. The written will detail many more aspects, history and views. In honor of our radical forefathers, last of tribe, legends and new generation pioneers. Keep Venice True Blue!" - Bart Saric

Starring : Geri Lewis, Jesse Martinez, Pat Ngoho, Bill Rosenthal, Christian Hosoi, Mark Jones and many, many more ..

Music by : LUICIDAL courtesy of Louichi Mayorga & Dale Hendersen © Luicidal 2014. DJ Samurasta © DJ Samurasta 2014.

Produced by Skater Made © Bart Saric 2014, 2023. All Rights Reserved.

"Stay Stoked 4L!"


Malibu pier approx. 1910 Point Dume in the distance. (From The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens)


The smallest pier, south of Santa Monica Pier at Hollister Avenue, existed from 1905 to 1949. It was built in 1905 as the White Star. In 1908 it was renamed the Bristol Pier. From 1919 to 1949 it was the Crystal Pier. The pier was demolished in 1949.





Join us for an illustrated lecture on the history of Pacific Ocean Park with authors Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore!

Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier - Lecture and Booksigning with authors Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore

Friday, May 5 · 7pm
Philosophical Research Society
3910 Los Feliz Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Pacific Ocean Park -- or as it was commonly known in Los Angeles from the '50s through the '70s, P.O.P. -- was extraordinary in both its glamorous rise and spectacular fall. As a family-oriented attraction in the '50s with modernist-styled rides designed by Hollywood's best, P.O.P.'s attendance briefly surpassed that of Disneyland.



This illustrated lecture on the history of this Southern California icon with authors Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore, whose spectacular book Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier includes hundreds of images, most of them unseen elsewhere, including original ride designs and illustrations, including Tiki-rich, space age, and nautical rides. P.O.P. was often widely seen in movies and television shows throughout the '60s. Its Cheetah auditorium hosted important early rock shows, including those by Ritchie Valens, The Doors, and Pink Floyd. P.O.P. was located at the dividing line between Santa Monica and Venice, the only spot during Prohibition-era Los Angeles where residents were allowed to dance and consort in a carnival-like atmosphere. The book also backgrounds the infamous "Dogtown" of the '70s in which surfers took advantage of big waves that rolled through P.O.P.'s rotting piers near homeless junkies.

Following the presentation, authors Christopher Merritt and Domenic Priore will sign copies of their book on Pacific Ocean Park, available right now on Amazon!



Ticket Price: $15 (in-person and Zoom options available)

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This is what LA's coastline could have looked like had city planners from the 1950s/60s actually gotten their proposed futurist projects built. Historically these projects were blocked or defunded through protests, environmental concerns, and budget cuts.


Tonan finds one of his old surf trophies and reclls some good times with Christian Fletcher, Matt Biolos, and more....

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Check out Tonan's Clothing Line: Naybor Hoodiez