Sidewalk Surfing

Mike Vallely, doing what Mike V does best

Mike Vallely, doing what Mike V does best

Skateboarding and rock, a match made in heaven  hell! 

Skateboarding and rock, a match made in heaven  hell! 

The beautiful and utterly dominant racer Brianne Davies and her beau. Hilariously/misogynistically, the caption assumes “the gentleman is showing a lady his longboard”. In reality Brianne is perhaps the singly most successful racer in the history of the IGSA. She won seemingly every race she entered in the mid to late 2000s. 

The beautiful and utterly dominant racer Brianne Davies and her beau. Hilariously/misogynistically, the caption assumes “the gentleman is showing a lady his longboard”. In reality Brianne is perhaps the singly most successful racer in the history of the IGSA. She won seemingly every race she entered in the mid to late 2000s. 

Chris Yandall, an original La Costa Boy and a true life-long skater, has passed away. Among other accomplishments in his notable life, he created the “Samoan Squat” (a hang-ten nose manual) and popularized “skogging” (skating + jogging…basically using all 4 possible ways of pushing [regular/mongo/both switch] as transport and exercise). His affect on skating will always be remembered. 

Me, blasting a frontside wrongboard air. 

Me, blasting a frontside wrongboard air. 

Mathias Gorannson, down and dirty, OG racing. Duct taped leathers, duct taped lid, circa 2005 race setup (Evo/Randal 35s/Flywheels). Perfect.

Mathias Gorannson, down and dirty, OG racing. Duct taped leathers, duct taped lid, circa 2005 race setup (Evo/Randal 35s/Flywheels). Perfect.

Before and after.