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History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:03 am

We could make this a long running thread with photos and articles about the combined history of the two. Articles about people that do both activities. Technology break through s,common maneuvers,stylists etc.


http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/the-s ... one_56105/

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/surf- ... two_57085/

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/the-s ... ree_57998/
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Re: History of skating and surfing

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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:45 pm

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/the-surf-skate-connection-chapter-four_58871/


Like them or loathe them the Fletcher family have had a massive affect on the surf/skate continuum. Grandad and great uncle charged big waves in the 40s and fifties. Herbie did pipeline in the 70s and is a great longboarder to this day. He is in the earliest photo I have seen of someone skating a pool (on clay wheels).Christian is a good skater and helped elevate aerial surfing to where it is today, albeit with some dubious style.his brother is a big wave charger and his son appaers to be a good skater.

http://christianfletchersurf.com/
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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Plank » Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:08 am

pop shovit air to switch is unnatural on a surfboard :roll: :lol: :)
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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:12 pm

Plank wrote:pop shovit air to switch is unnatural on a surfboard :roll: :lol: :)


I know what you mean. Thats why I do n't bother with them when I skate or surf. :oops:
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Re: History of skating and surfing

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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:12 pm

http://www.surfermag.com/photos/hawaiian-revolution/

great photo article this. buttons, Bertleman and Lidell skated on waves.
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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:04 pm

Despite any intrest from you lot I insist on an update every two years.

Enjoy the Z boys in all their glory.





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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:34 pm

Interesting article on the benefits of skating to surfers.Hard not to argue really.

http://www.theinertia.com/surf/why-skateboarding-can-help-your-surfing/

I'm slightly sceptical about Kent Senatore's view on the reasons for the divergence between the two sports...but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt as he is obviously still good at both.

http://toresurfboards.com/surf-skate-crossover/

Finally if proof was needed there is cross over. it's not just a historical thing........

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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby parker_knoll » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:49 pm

loved this thread, and the links in the OP turned me onto this:

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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby HarryR » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:43 am

parker_knoll wrote:loved this thread, and the links in the OP turned me onto this:

Skater Dater is what got me started. After I saw that I went straight out and bought a Surf Flyer. Thought it would help me pull the chicks. It didn't :lol:
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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:52 pm

Skater dater is new to me. Attracting chicks through skating prowess (or lack of it) seems to have been a constant for me since 1973. :( :lol:
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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Mr J » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:54 am

A library book is what got me started - it had a pic and brief description of a skateboarder. When I saw it I knew I wanted to do it. Then a schoolmate bought a board with clay wheels so I knew they were available.
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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:56 am

https://vimeo.com/131618471

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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby HarryR » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:09 am

Ben wrote:https://vimeo.com/131618471

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Wow, that's a really nice film.

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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby mjlally » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:25 am

Ben wrote:
Plank wrote:pop shovit air to switch is unnatural on a surfboard :roll: :lol: :)


I know what you mean. That's why I don't bother with them when I skate or surf. :oops:


pushing with your foot is unnatural when you surf.. thats why I have difficulty pushing when I skate and tic tac instead.
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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:37 pm

http://www.surfermag.com/features/into-the-light/#da0Gdzu3KrWDKH22.97

Kevin Ancell.An interesting variation on the skater surfer species.
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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ian C » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:42 am

Ben wrote:https://vimeo.com/131618471

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Lucky guy :D great film 8)
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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:55 pm

Pedro Barros is an inspirational surfer skater
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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Thu May 04, 2017 6:43 pm

Sad news about Kevin Reed,certainly one of the great surfer skaters.

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/murder-charges-dropped-for-santa-cruz-surf-pioneer_147104/

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Re: History of skating and surfing

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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:05 am

http://view.surfline.com/skatejam/

Inresting article bourne of a recent skate jam on Hawaii. The Fletchers have an extra ordinary relationship with surfing and skating.
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Re: History of skating and surfing

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:56 pm

At the moment this is what I think of as beautiful surfing.

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