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Austin Poynter Ripping His Local Skateparks

I met Austin Poynter a few times to shoot some photos at some of his local spots. A few weeks ago I wanted to go skate the new Oceanside Alex Road Skatepark. I hit up Austin and he did not have school that day so it worked out great. Watching him skate is always a pleasure. His style is so smooth and effortless. The future is bright.


Oceanside Alex Road Skatepark:

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Oceanside MLK Skatepark:

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Monster Energy Ramp:

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Here is some video shot by Nick “Maddog” Henderson at the Oceanside skateparks:

Here is a list of who he rides for:


Monster Energy


Osiris Shoes


S-One Helmets

187 Pads

Bull Taco

McGills Skateshop

Last Gonz Pool Session

I got the call from Jim Muir to shoot some photos at the legendary “Gonzalez Pool”. I was excited and bummed at the same time…this was the last and final session. The Gonz Pool has been going on for over 30 years and the crew had no problem getting the session heated quickly. The line up included: Ray Flores, Jim Muir, Skip Engblom, Jesse Martinez, Scott Oster, Aaron Murray, Chris Cook, Christian Hosoi, Lance Mountain, Tosh Townend, Bennett Harada, Charlie Blair and Chris Mumma.  The session was a great time and hearing the crew talk about the legendary sessions that went down there was a lesson in skate history. I am glad that I was able to get a few photos to share Gonz’s last session. R.I.P. Gonzalez pool, it will be forever in our memories.

The crew:

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Jesse Martinez:

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Christian Hosoi:

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Lance Mountain:


Aaron Murray



Bennett Harada:

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Charlie Blair:

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Chris Mumma:

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Gonzales Pool R.I.P


Photos by Russ Sakurai, Ray Rae (, & Josh Landau (The Shrine)




Some of the Osiris crew at Vans

I met up with some of the Osiris guys at Unit B. They have a solid group of skaters on their “Concrete Crew Team”. I followed them to the Combi and got a few photos. Look out for their video coming out soon.


Sergie Ventura



Brad McClain



Mike Owen



Austin Poynter



Josh Rodriguez



Kiko Francisco



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