R.I.P. Jay Adams! Original Dogtown Z-Boy! 1961-2014.
4 years ago, Jay Adams, 53, died of a heart attack on Aug. 15 while surfing in Mexico. He is survived by his wife Tracy, 23-year-old son Seven and 16-year-old daughter Venice.
On Aug. 30th, 2014 many came out to pay respect to Dogtown Z-Boy Jay Adams and family at the memorial and paddle out at the Venice Pier. It was a beautiful ceremony. View photos by Venice Paparazzi below from that memorable day!
In this photo: Seven Adams @ the 8.30.14 Memorial and Paddle out
About: Jay J. Adams (February 3, 1961 – August 15, 2014) was an American skateboarder who as a teen, was the youngest member of the Zephyr Competition Skateboarding Team (Z-Boys). His spontaneous freestyle skateboarding style, inspired by ocean surfing, helped innovate and popularize modern skateboarding. His aggressive vertical tricks make him one of skateboarding’s most influential stylists. Adams died of a heart attack on August 15, 2014. (Following insert above from Wikipedia )
Know your Venice History! Check out the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team by Stacy Peralta!
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