Real Skateboards presents Out of Sight : Treasure Island DIY – a full length 43 minute documentary filmed over 2 years. We didn’t set out to make this film, it happened by chance… What started as a simple ‘How-To Build A Ledge’ video with our friend Josh Matlock ended with police cars and tickets, not unlike what usually happens to skateboarders daily… That bust lead to finding a new spot to build, away from prying eyes, on the semi-abandoned Treasure Island between Oakland and San Francisco. We kept the cameras rolling as it became clear the spot wasn’t getting demolished in the blink of an eye. It didn’t take long however for the city to find out about the spot, but the crew had a few more trick up their sleeves… See how this crew of renegade DIY builders took their ideas to City Hall and turned a desolate tennis court into an approved public skatepark.
We hope the film inspires the skateboarders in your area to unite together and build a DIY spot of their own. If there is already a DIY in your area it may light the fire under a new generation to get involved. Make it happen.
K-Dubs / Oakland : Skating teaches us to look at our surroundings different. Walls and obstacles become opportunities. Youth Activist and Artist Keith ‘K-Dubs’ Williams sees Oakland as a place for positive change, taking action and creating new environments for the youth. You will never look at a trash container as just a place to throw away garbage again.
Tune in as Ernie Torres discusses growing up in Oklahoma, playing basketball as a kid, moving to Kansas City, getting on Real Skateboards, two pro shoes on Adio Footwear, going on tour with Tony Hawk and Bam and much more on episode 102 of The Nine Club!
Join the Real Skateboards team on its Actions REALized tour starting at Uprise in Chicago for the premiere of the new Out of Sight series, Tommy Guerrero board release party at Refuge in Detroit to stand up to cancer, a skate jam at The Wig with Dan Mancina and Roll For Rob in Providence.
Tommy Guerrero took a long Lyft ride south to discuss growing up in San Francisco CA, riding for Madrid, getting on Powell Peralta, filming the early Powell Peralta videos in one day, doing 36 demos in the summer, leaving Powell Peralta to start Real Skateboards, getting into music at young age, BS with TG, making the soundtrack for the 40’s video, his process for making music and much more!
Out of Sight is a series of short films from Real Skateboards that highlights the efforts of a few who make skateboarding better for all. These short documentaries will begin to roll out this June. Stay tuned.