Skate & Create 2013, Santa Cruz ‘A Skateboarder’s Paradise’ Photos

Words by Terkin Von Knobske

When I moved to Santa Cruz in the mid-’60s it was a skateboarder’s utopia. It was a destination that any discerning skater had to make a trip to. No cops. No hassles. Just skating and rad vibes, the way it was supposed to be. Not to mention the most righteous terrain on the planet. It seemed like it would last forever, but like any society built on a single premise, Santa Cruz started to decay, and what was once a skateboarder’s paradise became a filthy beach ghetto. It’s still all about the skating and not much else. That’s probably why the city fell apart in the first place…

Check out the Behind The Scenes photos shot by Shuriken Shannon.

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Skate & Create 2013: Santa Cruz, A Skateboarder's Paradise

Photography by Mike O’Meally