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Surviving the Pandemic, Dogtown-Style

  • April 23, 2021
  • / By Ozzie Ausband

If there’s anything that the last year has taught us, it’s that there are two things people can’t bear to live without: toilet paper and coffee. Dogtown Coffee has been serving the Santa Monica community for over 8 years, becoming a local hotspot for coffee-enthusiasts and health-conscious foodies.…

The Search for Tony Alva

  • January 13, 2021
  • / By Ozzie Ausband

The freeway was a blur of chrome and metal. Rushing. Frenetic movement. Everyone hurtling to nowhere. Tony Alva and I nimbly moved through traffic. We were going to skate a pool. As reggae music washed over us, I idly wondered just how many times in his life, TA…

Zephyr

  • November 13, 2020
  • / By Ozzie Ausband

Pebble in a pond. We've heard it all before… a ripple rolls out and makes contact, developing momentum until it washes a wave into the future. Its hard to quantify the influence that the Zephyr Team unleashed on youth culture. I think the reason is simple. Its ongoing.…

Jay Adams Last Words

  • November 12, 2020
  • / By Ozzie Ausband

It has been almost two years since Jay Adams left us. He passed August 15, 2014. He carved away from the sun. He didn't look back. We don't know why… The finality of someone leaving us is difficult to grasp. The void. Jay Adams was a remarkable light…

Four Seven

  • November 12, 2020
  • / By Ozzie Ausband

Dog Bowl. Santa Monica. Summer 1977. David Hackett, Shogo Kubo, Jay Adams, Bob Biniak,Tony Alva, Wes Humpston and Stan Sharp on the deck. Four of seven. I look at this shallow end lineup and find it difficult to believe that four of these guys have slid away from…