Amazing 8mm Footage Documented Local Skateboarders, Surfers, and Dirt Bikers in Santa Monica, California in the 1970s

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Skateboarding, surfing, and dirt biking in Santa Monica, CA, captured by a pre-teen David Markey on 8mm film in 1976–77.

The dawning of the Dogtown era; Road Rider 4’s, Bennett Trucks, Logan Earth Ski’s, 2 colored Vans. Shot at Bay Street, Kenter Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Harvard Street, and the former vacant lots of Santa Monica. Skaters include Paul Hoffman and Paul Cullen. Props to Jimmy “J.J.” Walker.

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