Santa Cruz Skateboards

Thirty Years of The Screaming Hand

Screaming HandIn 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim has created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.

In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, Santa Cruz Skateboards has invited over 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the past 30 years to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image. Each artist’s interpretation of “The Hand” will be on display. There will also be an audio tour accessible by smart phone, narrated and describing their first experience with Phillips’ work as well as a backstory on their piece for the show.

Featured Artists include: Jim Phillips Sr., Jimbo Phillips, Colby Phillips, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Todd Bratrud, Bigfoot, Michael Sieben, John Lucero, John Munnerlyn, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, Natas Kaupus, Eric Dressen, Thomas Campbell, Sean Cliver, Mark Gonzales, Benny Gold, Jason Jessee, Mark Widmann, Makoto Yamaki, Skinner and many more.

The kickoff public event will be on Saturday July 11th, 2015 from 6 to 10pm at The Seventh Letter Gallery on Fairfax Ave in Los Angeles. This date coincides with the weekend after the closing of the Agenda international tradeshow in Long Beach, California. The art show will then travel to Vancouver, London, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Sydney, Melbourne, Taipei, Tokyo, and then back to the USA followed by 15 USA locations including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Seattle and more.

Opening Date: July 11th, 6-11pm at The Seventh Letter Gallery 346 N Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA

Santa Cruz Skateboards: Tristan Rennie’s Transitional Conquest

Josh Borden’s Pro Party

This past Saturday, Santa Cruz skateboards turned SoCal ripper Josh Borden pro with a surprise party at Omar Hassan’s backyard pool in Costa Mesa, CA. It was also Josh’s birthday so lots of his friends and family were there to celebrate along with legends like Lance Mountain, Jeff Grosso, Salba, Dressen, Steve Olson and more. Doesn’t get much better than that. Congrats Josh! Check out the video above and then click here to even more coverage from Transworld.

AARP to Offer Benefits to Aging Skateboarders

AARP FoolsWith the continual rise, popularity and accessibility of skateparks worldwide which propel a generation of aging skateboarders, AARP has announced today that it is able to offer its members that continue to shred deep discounts on skateboarding goods in association with venerable skate brands including Tracker Trucks, Independent Trucks, Dogtown Skateboards, Santa Cruz Skateboards, Powell Skateboards, OJ Wheels, Bones Wheels, Vans footwear and apparel, Airwalk Shoes, Vision Street Wear, Pro-Tec helmets, and many more.

In addition, members receive the bimonthly “AARP Magazine” which addresses the health needs and concerns of the 50+ population, along with its new skate adventure travel guide and key information to over 300 of the top bowls, ramps and skate destinations worldwide.

*Note – These AARP value packages are not offered to longboarders, cone wigglers or freestylers as those fads and generations died long ago.

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Cody Chapman: In The Park

YouTube Preview Image Santa Cruz Skateboards AM Cody Chapman gets one goin’ at the Kanis Park DIY in Little Rock, Arkansas. Cody navigates with ease and puts it down for Santa Cruz Skateboards, Independent Trucks, and OJ Wheels.

Santa Cruz Presents: Sink or Swim Ep.2

YouTube Preview ImageBowlriding veteran Steve Alba has been on a lifelong mission to hit up backyard pools. Sink or Swim Part 2 presented by Santa Cruz Skateboards and Strange Notes gets into some behind-the-scenes action of his daily ritual. Special guests Arto Saari & Kevin “Spanky” Long.

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