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Unapologetically herself. This is Lizzie Armanto.

From the Cove in Santa Monica to the pages of Vogue, Lizzie continues to be one of the most influential and inspirational female skaters in the world. Mixing style and elegance - there's no one out here doing it like she is.

We're really witnesses of the greatness that is Lizzie.


Venice beach skatepark in the mornings is the best time to skate. All the morning locals are super nice and friendly.




LA28 has finally announced the venue for the 2028 Olypmic Skateboarding events.

And to the dissappointment of the Venice Neighborhood Council, they did not pick the Venice Skatepark.

(No really, the VNC was going to try to rally to have the event at the Venice Skatepark, we listened in on one of the painfull meetings about it. You'd think some of the VNC "skateboard enthusiasts" in charge would know the skatepark is nowhere near the same thing as purposedly built and designed venues for large-scale skate events like X-Games, US Opens, etc...)

Skateboarding will be held out in the Valley. Home of the Ramp Locals.



LA28 is going to create an X-Games style event venue to host all the skate and BMX events. Here is the newly released rendering:



"In the updated venue plan, LA28 reaffirms its commitment to the San Fernando Valley, which was not included in either the 1932 or 1984 Games. The Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area in the Valley will host the youthful, high-energy Olympic competitions for BMX Freestyle and BMX Racing along with Skateboarding Park and Street. The precision sport of Archery will also be in Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games."

Santa Monica is set set to host all the beach volleyball events.


ATTN: Skaters! Don't miss the Ghost Jam Skate Experience at Pier 360 on June 29-30 from 10am-5pm! Enjoy open skate sessions, guided lessons, trick contests, and more.

For more info, Click Here.

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



Original Z-BOY Nathan Pratt is guest curating "DOGTOWN and the Legendary Z-BOYS" in the actual center of Dogtown, Santa Monica. The California Heritage Museum, at the corner of Ocean Park & Main St, will be hosting this exhibition of iconic, as well as never seen before, surfboards, skateboards, artifacts, film, and photography illustrating the cultural and historical significance of the legendary Z-Boys and the Dogtown surf/skate movement.

Considered the Founding Fathers of modern skateboarding, the Z-Boys were mostly a group of teenage surfers from the wrong side of the tracks in South Santa Monica and Venice in the '70's. Formally the Zephyr Competition Team, but better known as the Z-Boys, they founded a skateboard team with a driving, low-slung, aggressive surf style and rebel attitude that set the aesthetic and ethos for modern youth culture.

Featuring boards, photography and art by Kevin Ancell, Warren Bolster, Chris Cahill, Cris Dawson, Shepard Fairey, Anthony Friedkin, Glen Friedman, Wes Humpston, Lance Mountain, Aaron Murray, Peggy Oki, Nathan Pratt, Bart Saric, Doug Smith, C. R. Stecyk, and Sean Valentine among others.

We would like to acknowledge the SKATEBOARDING HALL OF FAME for generously becoming one of the major lenders of boards and memorabilia to this exhibit.

The story of the Z-Boys has been told in feature films, award winning documentaries and multiple books . But this is the first time the Z-Boys themselves are going into their archives to share stories and artifacts that have never been seen by the public before. DOGTOWN and the Legendary Z-BOYS is a view from the inside looking out.

Opening Reception: June 29, 2024, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Victorian/ Calamigos Ranch Please RSVP to attend. (310) 392-8537

Exhibition Dates: June 30 - October 27, 2024

California Heritage Museum
2612 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

For more info, Click Here.

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



Here's photos from the public skate day at Red Bull “Origin” on Sundayday, June 2nd.

This set of skate photos was shot by Six12 Media

These are just a few of the 100+ photos from this event. If you were out there, you probably got some surfing shots, probably multiple photos, they will be in the complete photo gallery for this day, check them out, the link to the complete gallery is down below.














You can find about 100 more photos from this event, all full size and in high-resolution, in this photo gallery:

Red Bull Origin Public Skate Day Photo Gallery



Christian Hosoi - Photo: Anthony Acosta / Red Bull Content Pool

Generations collide as the first-year event celebrated the birthplace of modern skateboarding culture while embodying the rich skate history and fame of Dogtown, which is Santa Monica and Venice Beach, CA.


Greyson Fletcher - Photo: Colin Kerrigan / Red Bull Content Pool

“It's great that Red Bull is educating people on the history of skateboarding in the heart of Venice Beach, Santa Monica, Dogtown. It's all about the history of the location,” said skate pioneer and legend Christian Hosoi, “And I think that this type of event brings the minds of people who want to know what it was like back in the day. I think it's going to bring people to want to know more about the history and watch Dogtown and Z Boys or my documentary, Rising Sun. I mean, we lived it. We did it. We were there. It was something that can change your life and change your life forever. It'll inspire you to want to skateboard or to want to be just good at whatever you do.”


Jereme Knibbs - Photo: Anthony Acosta / Red Bull Content Pool


Jereme Knibbs - Photo: Anthony Acosta / Red Bull Content Pool

RESULTS

Death Races - TJ Rogers
Fire Hydrant Challenge - Andy Anderson
Wallride Showdown Mens - Cody Chapman
Windward Plaza Mens - Jhancarlos Gonzalez
Spirit of Venice - Haden McKenna
Historical Figure - Pat Ngoho
King of the Event - Cody Chapman
Queen of the Event - Christiana Means
Ricky Bobby in the Death Race - Chris Russell
Best Style in a While - Greyson Fletcher
Wallride Showdown Womens - Macey Lemus
Windward Plaza Womens - Paige Heyn


Brandon Turner - Photo: Anthony Acosta / Red Bull Content Pool


Andy Anderson - Photo: Colin Kerrigan / Red Bull Content Pool

About Red Bull Origin

Skateboarding’s origin story could not be described without mention of the sunny streets and vibrant culture of Venice Beach, California. In the 1970s, the Santa Monica and Venice Beach area (also known as Dogtown) became a breeding ground for the Z-Boys and similar groups, birthing the punk and skate subcultures that reverberate through skateboarding today. Now, in the present day, Venice remains a beacon of counterculture, drawing the next generation of skaters to its storied shores. For more information, visit RedBull.com/Origin



The Best Trick comp is the final event of the Red Bull “Origin” in Venic Beach, Ca. With a surprise obstacle that nobody knew was coming 🤯… this best trick event was one for the books and the best way to close out the weekend. Featuring Zion Wright, Andy Anderson, Jamie Foy, Santana Saldana, David Loy, Alex Midler, Ryan Decenzo, TJ Rogers, Roman Pabich, Lucas Rabelo, Greyson Fletcher, Chris Colbourn, Gustavo Ribeiro, Cody Chapman, Jhancarlos Gonzales and many more!!!

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


Red Bull “Origin” event Day 2 continues with the most anticipated event of the weekend… the street comp. Modeled after the historic Windward Plaza, this set has all the riders going off. Featuring TJ Rogers, Zion Wright, Jamie Foy, Alex Midler, Dashawn Jordan, Jhancarlos Gonzalez, Greyson Fletcher, Davis Loy, Andy Anderson, Gustavo Ribeiro, Brandon Turner, Christiana Means and many more!!!

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


Day 2 of the Red Bull “Origin” event in Venice Beach, Ca. kicks off with the jaw dropping Wallride Showdown featuring Ryan Sheckler, Greyson Fletcher, Zion Wright, Jamie Foy, Shawn Hale, Roman Pabich, Dashawn Jordan, Alex Sorgente, Cody Chapman, David Loy, Chris Russell, Ryan Decenzo and many more!!!

For more videos from this event, Click Here.


Red Bull “Origin” event in Venice Beach, Ca. kicks off with the Cash 4 Tricks Bowl Jam hosted by Tony Alva & Gary Rogers. Along with the infamous “Death Race” and a legendary “Natas Spin” challenge. Skaters include Zion Wright, Andy Anderson, TJ Rogers, Alex Sorgente, Greyson Fletcher, Chris Russell, Ruby Lilley, Chris Colbourn, Santana Saldana and many more….


Meet Val LaForge, a Carver & Grlswirl Team Rider, in the newset video from We Are Venice.

We Are Venice showcases the people and culture of Venice Beach, California and will inspire you to be the best version of yourself. This is a series of premium documentary profile pieces on Venice’s most important and influential individuals.


Haden McKenna, a professional skateboarder from Venice, talks about skateboarding, the Venice Skatepark, and growing up having a father that was addicted to drugs.

We Are Venice showcases the people and culture of Venice Beach, California and will inspire you to be the best version of yourself. This is a series of premium documentary profile pieces on Venice’s most important and influential individuals.


Red Bull is holding, what they call, a "first of its kind skate event" in Venice Beach to celebrate the origins of modern skateboarding and embodying the rich skate history and fame of Venice Beach.

“Venice was the epicenter to attitude and style which was the fuel for creativity and progression in a culture sport/lifestyle that changed the world! Hyped that “Red Bull Origin” Is bringing back some of the original obstacles from the 80’s so we can watch this new Gen of rippers shred our faces off by their approach and imagination… it’s gonna be an amazing weekend of skateboarding!!!” says Christian Hosoi.

Skateboarding’s origin story could not be described without mention of the sunny streets and vibrant culture of Venice Beach, California. In the 1970s, the Santa Monica(Dogtown) and Venice Beach area became a breeding ground for the Z-Boys and similar groups, birthing the punk and skate subcultures that reverberate through skateboarding today.

Red Bull wants to pay homage to the pioneers and iconic spots that have carved the way at Red Bull Origin, a challenge-focused event format set against the backdrop of iconic Venice Beach skate spots meticulously replicated for an unforgettable session.

The main events Friday & Saturday are for invited Red Bull Skaters only, but there will be a Community Skate Day open to all skaters to participate in the Origin features on Sunday. Participating Red Bull athletes scheduled are Torey Pudwill, Ryan Sheckler, Jake Wooten, and Zion Wright.

Event Details:

Date: May 31 – June 2
Time: Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 1-7pm, Sunday 11-3pm
Location: Venice Beach Skate Park, Venice Beach, California

Schedule:

Friday May 31, Venice Skate Park:

Features include: Bowl Jam, Red Bull Best Trick, Head-to-Head Death Races, Fire Hydrant Challenge

Saturday June 1, Venice Beach Pavilion:

Features include: Wall Showdown, Main Event featuring Best Trick and Special Events

Sunday June 2, Venice Beach Pavilion:

Community Skate Day open to all skaters to participate in the Origin features

Shacked Mag Editor's note: About Red Bull's claim of this being a "first of its kind skate event in Venice, the skatepark has had numerous Bowl Jams, had at least one Wall Ride Contest, had many Best Trick Contests, etc.... now the Fire Hydrant Challenge and Death Races, those are new.

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


Meet Frank the Magician, one of the skaters that helps keep the skate park clean.


Josh “Bagel” Klassman is an Underground Documentary style Photographer from Venice. Josh grew up surfing the Venice Break Water and skating at the Venice Pavilion.

We Are Venice showcases the people and culture of Venice Beach, California and will inspire you to be the best version of yourself. This is a series of premium documentary profile pieces on Venice’s most important and influential individuals.


SKATESIDE FEST: A FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT FOR ALL AGES AT BILL BOTT'S PARK IN CULVER CITY

Saturday, May 18 · 10am - 6pm
9910 Jefferson Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232


This event will be enjoyable for both skaters and non skaters of all ages. Come celebrate the joy of skateborading and rollerskating at SKATESIDE FEST with lots of family-centered activities, creativity, music and community spirit! This event has something for everyone.

Highlights Include:

- Beginner Skateboard Lessons: Ages 5 + Ticket necessary to particpate. Rental equipment available on a first come first serve basis.Ticket necessary to partipate.
- Beginner Roller Skate Lessons: Ages 5 + Ticket necessary to partipate. Rental equipment available on a first come first serve basis.
- Art Activities: Get creative with skate-themed art and craft stations.
- Contests and Competitions: Showcase your skills in our skateboarding and roller skating contests. Categories will be available for different age groups and abilities with tons of prizes to be won!
-Family Fun Zone presented by Bones Love Milk: Engage in a variety of fun games and activities suitable for the whole family. There’s plenty of fun to keep everyone entertained throughout the day.
- Raffles and Giveaways: Enter our festival raffle for a chance to win exciting prizes including new skateboards, roller skates, gear, toys, exclusive Skateside merchandise & more. Plus, enjoy spontaneous giveaways throughout the day!
- Local Food and Vendors: Refuel with delicious bites from local food trucks and browse vendor stalls offering unique goods and skate-related products.
- Live Music and Entertainment: Enjoy live performances and DJs that will keep the festival vibes going all day long.

Tickets:

- VIP Passes Available for purchase: Gain exclusive access to skip lines, additional activities, gifts and more with a VIP pass!

More info:

- Parking: Street parking available on site.
- Safety Gear: Rent Helmets and safety gear for your lessons. Limited supplies available for rent.

Mark your calendars and bring your crew for a day of fun. Whether you're a pro skater or just love watching, there's something for everyone at SKATESIDE FEST. Don't miss out on this rad event!

Prepare for a day of fun, laughter, and community. Bring your friends and family to SKATESIDE FEST and make memories that will last a lifetime! Skate on!

For more info and to reserve a spot, Click Here.


Registration for the city of Santa Monica’s Summer programs including skate classes and skate camps at The Cove Skatepark opens April 24 for Santa Monica residents and May 1 for non-residents. Secure your spot and sign up now!

For more info, Click Here.

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