Skate trips really are something aren’t they? Now add the dimension of airplanes, and hectic nights inside a home filled with skateboarders. I feel really lucky when given the chance to make it into Southern California, and this trip was no different. I spent a total of 7 radical days down in Los Angeles and Catalina Island.
When arriving at the Skatehouse you sometimes aren’t really sure what to do. Because the Catalina Classic brought back downhill racing to Southern Californa, the Skatehouse was a little full, to say the least.
Of course some delicious riding ensued all throughout Malibu and Santa Monica in the days leading up to the race. Even posted a video down one of them. Kind of a zany style but I had never really seen it done before so I experimented with it.
Also snapped a scenic shot inside Malibu.
So in order to get to Catalina Island where the race was taking place, one must board a ferry, and face rough waters at early, early hours of the morning. People were puking overboard but my guts decided they weren’t going to void my breakfast like so many other unlucky individuals.
After the long ferry you stumble back onto solid ground to meet the qaint town of Avalon. Not many full size cars on the Island… And the entire place is tremendously beautiful.
In the end Cinco de Mayo made for a crazy party and the race went off without a hitch. Next year will be even better. Check out this quick edit as well and for more updates in the future! Live Before You Die.