One of the toughest pools to really ride in all of Orange County. It used to be a proving ground during the later 1990s pre-pool fanaticism until everyone pussed out in favor of skate park bowls. During its run as the only real backyard pool hosting regular sessions in Orange County when everyone was stuck riding made to skate bowls, this place hosted some of the most hardcore skateboarding sessions anywhere. Real punk shows next to the pool were the regular, most were too scared to show up. I seen some of the best and worst pool skateboarding go down and probably have it on video. I hate to say it, most skaters were too scared to ride. I’ve seen pro skateboarding legends refuse to take a run here. It goes to show how rad this place really is or was or will be when it decides to open up again and give this new generation a good shot of adrenalin.
Billy skating a couple backyard pools and the infamous metal pipes that happened a few years back here in Los Angeles, California. I surfed with Billy yesterday at his favorite spot and we caught some good ones…Until the next session!
A beautiful little right hand kidney pool gets roll tested -
Daniel, Billy, Adam and Steve make the deep end carve over the light and loveseat combo without missing a beat. Thanks D for documenting the antics.
Extra special thanks to the Channel St extended family for keeping it legit all these years and making sure local skaters and kids have a safe environment to properly learn and ride a skateboard.
The ultimate form of giving back to the community.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR KEEPING THE STOKE ALIVE AND MAKING OUR LIVES A LOT BETTER!!!
Joe Marrara: Boat hull blast off, Photo: Ken Forsyth
Pool skateboarding inspired spots are out there if you know where to look and are up for adventure. This boat hull spot from an undisclosed location in Florida is a great example of that. Not made for skating but highly skate-able, usually funner than most things that were made to skate. This looks better than most spots I have been to this year. Sometimes the best skateboarding locations have no direct ties to skating.
The best skateboarding spots have nothing to do with skating. Joe Marrara – Frontside Ollie, Photo: Ken Forsyth
Thank you Ken Forsyth for the sick photos and Joe Mararra for making this spot look fun!
Finders keepers, losers weepers…Photo: Ken Forsyth
If you are lucky enough to find and skate a pool like this, count yourself among the few. Pool skating locations this exotic are extremely rare in the conventional sense and being invited to one or finding one is like a spiritual communion of sorts because of its special nature. Usually situated in the most unlikely of geographic locations these types of places sometimes have a Zen like feeling which offer a refuge conducive of meditation which is conducive to skateboarding pools well.
Almost empty or partially filled up? Photo: Ken Forsyth
Continuing on with our current East Coast theme, here is another gem at an undisclosed location. Here lies a beautiful example of an Egg shaped pool somewhat common in today’s pool skating landscape. A somewhat standard ride usually offering a plethora of line options depending on your ability level and confidence. Always a fun find and grind if you can no matter the depth, from 5 foot to 10 foot its all good. Somewhat reminiscent of a big peaky bowl type wave, only the bowl is a lot tighter and the shoulders come together in the shallow sometimes with a large set of stairs in the middle. The great thing about your run of the mill egg shaped pool/bowl is the ability to duplicate lines frontside and backside so you are never bored.