The sad day has finally come and Gonzales pool is no more. Luckily, we were able to hit it a few times before it’s demise, I hope some of you did too.
TA in the 80s. Grant Brittian photo
Jesse Martinez, 1986.
Tony Farmer, 2000. Toby Burger photo
Cam Dowse, 2011.
Ozzie has some great posts on Gonzo’s with a lot of history about the infamous pool. Check them out here…
Got word that our dear friend, pool pal, and all around good dude, Ozzie Ausband, took a mean digger today at Venice and broke his collar bone. Please send some positive vibes his way.
A rare shot of Ozzie skating something other than a pool.
Box at Bruce Brown
Heal up quick, buddy!
Tragedy has struck our AZ brethren and Grind for Life has stepped in to help.
Tara Locker, the ultimate ‘skate betty’ and real boss of AZPX Skateboards has been stricken with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. After going through a bi-lateral mastectomy, Tara is going to have endure the next year of grueling Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments. In an effort to relieve some of the financial strains that the family will endure, GrindforLife.org has teamed up with AZPX to issue the AZPX/Grind for Life ‘Tara Locker Bro Model’, with all proceeds going directly to Tara Locker on behalf of GrindforLife.org. There are only 100 of these limited edition decks available in AZPX Standard Sizes (while supplies last). Mention what size you prefer in the paypal special note box. We are also putting out a great shirt for kids to wear to school. You can purchase each separate or as a specially priced shirt/deck combo. Thank you all for the outpouring of support during this trying time. – Rob Locker
We (B.Wong) haven’t stepped it up to the next level yet with patches.. so I took it upon myself last evening to do some shit.. stickers/leather are a good match together.