Many skated this pool from sun up to sun down, like an unofficial skatepark with zero rules. Driving past last weekend I couldn’t help but stare and see what was and hard to see what it is. I could feel the desire to roll out the generator and lights, open up a fresh road soda and take a warm up run. Many names came and went but Pala seemed to stick the most, the crow bowl, pal around, others simply went away. I wont regurgitate the history because if you know, you know, but it sure would be nice to take turns again in her.

ASE Skate Shop – Laguna Niguel, Ca

Recently we stopped by to say hi to Nate and his new Shop location on the other side of Laguna Niguel. You may recall the shop was down on Camino Capistrano and home to a variety of ever changing ramp setups. It is now located at  30242 Crown Valley #B2 Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 Store Hours: 10-8 Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6 on Sunday, and closed on Mondays. Here is there shop # 949-347-1587 so you can give ol’ nasty Nate a shout out.

Nasty Nate has got some good deals for ya if you are in the area!

McKinleyville Skatepark – Six Rivers Brewery

So when I went to Humboldt state I spent several years of my life in the beautiful town of Mckinleyville, California . “Wheres the horses have the right away” was the town slogan and there wasn’t much to skate at all except the parking lot at Ray’s market. So funny that on a nice weekend day there would be 20 plus shredding this small curb that was out back and a couple manual pads. I bet that place doesn’t see much skating these days with the park in Arcata and Eureka now. Even 15 years ago there was a movement to get a skatepark, but it never panned out. Now it’s closer than ever and its a beautiful Grindline design. You can check out the designs here.

They are trying to raise money any way and one of the raddest ways ever is by selling a special brew made by Six Rivers Brewerylocated in McKinleyville. They are making the Frontside Ale

 and the proceeds go to making the park. It isn’t in bottles yet, but if your in town or driving through to Oregon on the 101, stop in Mckinleyville, buy a pitcher, and then get back on the road!

Garden Grove Skatespot/ Skatepark

Recently the city of garden grove opened a small skate spot/ skatepark. Colby stopped by and sent over these photos so you get an idea of what it is. I’m sure if you looked hard enough there are some other things to skate in the vicinity, but I wouldn’t make a journey just fro the park. It is open until 11pm but has no lights.  Go Figure.