As many of you have heard, Grindline Skatepark’s founder Mark Hubbard passed away last week. Without a doubt is influence, love and dedication to skateboarding will continue to be felt and shared by generations of skateboarders for years to come. Have a look at our Focal Point section which sheds some light on Monk’s beginnings, his life of pain and passion while sharing the joy of skateboarding. The Cult of Concrete mini doc delivers the truth of his visionary talents and pushing it forward.
The Cult of Concrete
The story of Mark “Monk” Hubbard, and his history as the leader of the visionary outfit Grindline Skateparks.
Directed by Michael Maniglia
Produced by Michael Maniglia and Micah Shapiro
In February, photographer Matt Alberts embarked on a year-long journey to capture the true essence of LIFERS – those who push the limits in the pursuit of their passions – and the seasons that inspire them to do so. The epic, cross-country, photography expedition has been compiled in a series called The Seasons Collection.
Today marks the release of the second wrap-up video from the trip, summarizing all the incredible things happened during SUN, one of three chapters in the Collection. From the hills of scenic Seattle with Nike Pro Skateboarders Al Partanen and Chet Childress, to the Berrics skatepark in Los Angeles with veteran pro skaters Steve Berra and Danny Way, the journey stretched along the West Coast as Matt captured an amazing cross-section of devoted action sports fans and enthusiasts.
When you have a belief and a passion towards something that moves you and comes from the heart, you pursue it. Such is the case and creative aspirations of Mark “Monk” Hubbard, and his skatepark company Grindline Skateparks which began from humble beginnings in the Pacific Northwest. Tune in to this short film that follows Mark’s story and his huge contributions amongst several others, which helped to kickstart the modern day public skatepark movement.