Skateboard Kings (1978)

“Skateboard Kings” is a news documentary that was made by a British program called “The World About Us”. This episode is about the Skateboard Kings of Southern California, and in particular riders such as the World Champion Tony Alva are featured in their daily lives and exploits in and around DOGTOWN. Ray Flores, Billy Yeron, Paul Constantineau, Jerry Valdez, Shogo Kubo, Kent Senatore, Ellen O’neil, Bob Mohr, Elen Berryman, Kim Cespedes and others. Russ Howell and Stacy Peralta are featured in a bizzare freestyle and safety demonstration. La Costa segment with Henry Hester, Bob Skolberg and John Hutson. There’s visits to SkateBoarder Magazine, a few empty pools, a new skatepark, typical DogTown house party, demo’s, a visit to the infamous Arizona Pipes, and a skate board manufacturer. This is a “cult classic” special that is hard to find, that’s why we’ve posted here for you all to enjoy and share, for the oldschool hard core skate fanatic.

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2 thoughts on “Skateboard Kings (1978)

  1. Badwolf says:

    Dogtown and Z-Boys is one of my favorite movies of all time. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for posting this segment. It’s an absolute classic.

  2. Doug says:

    Odd cameo – Stacy Peralta, one of the Z-boys, makes a cameo as the fighter pilot in the opening scene of Real Genius. Was a skater at the time and thought that was hilarious.

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