Tony just sent me this. Looks like we better get out there soon…
NORTH SHORE YACHT CLUB IS BACK FROM THE DEAD
For a long time the news from the Salton Sea hasn’t been very upbeat, but the people of the Sea have always figured out a way to enjoy life and keep the party going. So, it’s with some excitement that we announce that restoration on the legendary North Shore Yacht Club has begun. Yeap, they’re bringing the old gal back to life. This architecturally reknowned building was designed by desert modernist architect Albert Frey and is considered a classic. Now we can all look forward to enjoying it the way that it was during the Salton Sea’s martini heydays.
The community is of course thrilled about the restoration, especially since it could be a nice showpiece of what is possible at the Sea. But to be honest, in keeping with our own off-beat fascinations, we like the club because it’s where all the skateboarders go to hang and because the yacht club’s original owner was blown-up by a car bomb planted by some mobsters in the 1970s. Intrigued?
SPEED WEEK RETURNS
Have a boat? Or just want to drink a 40 oz. on the shoreline and watch the fastest boats in the world speed by? Continuing the good news in the Imperial Valley, we’re happy to give you the heads up that boat racing returns to the Sea as part of the SALTON SEA SPEED WEEK which will take place this December 5th, 6th, and 7th.
That weekend will offer you the opportunity to be zapped back to the Salton Sea heydays of the 1960s. The Sea’s water which is 227 feet below sea level and 1.5 times saltier than the ocean makes the Salton Sea the “fastest water” in the world. Many world records have been set at the Sea over the history of boat racing and this year’s “Bonneville” style event will see some of the fastest boats in the country, if not the world, converge on the Salton Sea to try to beat the speed records!
Day 2. This park is super fun, definitely worth checking out.
Tailslide to revert!
FS over the box
BS over the box
Me gettin’ some cradle action. Photo by Anthony.
GiG is calling all artists and advocates alike!
enter Grass is Greener.
Went out to the new Fontana Skatepark grand opening on Saturday to shoot a couple pics. This park is pretty sick if you are into skating bowls. It has a flow section with what I believe is Socal’s only cradle, a big and fast peanut bowl and a roman/amoeba hybrid with stairs and a deathbox. Both bowls have a new pool coping that takes a little getting used to. It doesn’t make any noise when you grind it and is super fast. The street section has your typical ledges, manny pad, hubba, a 8 stair rail, euro gap, etc. The park is super fun and definitely worth checking out.
I just finished designing the flyer for SoCal Skateshop’s 2008 Skatefest. It’s being held November 15 at the Pala Skatepark. Skateboarding, music, free food and tons of giveaways…come out and skate!
Super fun, gnarly at times, session at Dave’s last night.
I got one shot of Mark.
He got one shot of me.
Hit up Harada before we went to Chino on Saturday. Everyone was over it within 20 minutes. Spent most of the time skating the little bump in the front.
skate core – wear your helmet, like the singer.