The story of the simple skateboard is part thriller, part underground, underdog success tale. Itrs"s chock-full of innovations, far-out graphic artistry, and ever-more-incredible hot-dogging feats. And the storyrs"s told in this book with contributions from the stars themselves-Tony Hawk, Stacey Peralta, Jeff Ho, the Dogtown Z-Boys, and more. Beautifully illustrated with historical posters, ads, and memorabilia along with new action photography, studio skateboard shots, and unique portraits of the stars, this is a fitting tribute to an American classic.
Ben Marcus is a surfer and skateboarder for life. He was Surfer magazine associate editor and still writes for Surfer, The Surfer's Journal, and others. He's the author of our The Surfboard, Surfing USA!, Surfing & the Meaning of Life, and The Surfer’s Handbook. He lives in Malibu, of course.
Lucia Griggi photographed skateboarders from Tony Hawk to Stacey Peralta and more for this book. She works between Los Angeles and London.