Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Eat Sleep Surf and Write in Your Webbie


Living on the east coast and a 90 minute drive from the ocean, I don’t claim to know anything about surf culture except what I’ve seen on TV and in the movies. One film in particular that piqued my interest was the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys.

Via Wiki: Dogtown and Z-Boys is a 2001 documentary film directed by Stacy Peralta. Using a mix of film the Zephyr skateboard team shot in the 1970s by Craig Stecyk and more recent interviews, the documentary tells the story of a group of teenage surfer/skateboarders and their influence on the history of Skateboarding (and to a lesser extent surfing) culture.

Having grown up in the 70’s (and remembering the skateboarding craze at the time) I absolutely loved this movie and how they depicted the surfing influence on skateboarding.


Image at top courtesy of Andreas Chaser – follow worldwidelocal on Instagram. Dogtown poster via Wikipedia.
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