5 years ago! Remembering Venice Skate Legend Jay Adams!

R.I.P. Jay Adams!  Original Z-Boy!   1961-2014.

5 years ago, Jay Adams, 53, died of a heart attack on Aug. 15 while surfing in Mexico. He is survived by his wife Tracy, 24-year-old son Seven and 17-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


Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 6.39.22 PMAbout: 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 ) 

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Check out the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team by Stacy Peralta!

Photos from the 04.12.14 Z-Flex Jay Boy Classic

Photo from the 04.12.14 Z-Flex Jay Boy Classic

Photo from the 04.12.14 Z-Flex Jay Boy Classic

View Aug. 30, 2014  Paddle Out and Memorial event photos by Venice Paparazzi!

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