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Happy birthday to Venice Skate legend Jay Adams!  You are remembered!  Jay would have been 56 years old!

About:  Jay J Adams (Feb. 3, 1961 – Aug.15, 2014) was an American skateboarder most prominently known as one of the original members of Z-Boys skateboarding team. He is known as “The Original Seed” of the sport and considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. Adams died of a heart attack on August 15, 2014. Click here to read more!  (Following insert above Wikipedia ) 


View pics of Jay Adams’ Aug 2014 memorial by Venice Paparazzi below.  

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Know your Venice History!  
Check out the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys.  Documentary about the pioneering 1970s Zephyr skating team by Stacy Peralta! Click here to watch trailer!


In this photo:  Jay Adams’ son Seven Adams at the 08.30. 14 Memorial and Paddle out for Jay Adams.


R.I.P. Jay Adams! Original Dogtown Z-Boy!

Jay Adams, 53, died of a heart attack on Aug. 15, 2914 while surfing in Mexico.  He is survived by his wife Tracy, 19-year-old son Seven and 12-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 event photo of the 08.30.14 Paddle Out and Memorial.

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Josh “Bagel” Klassman, Allen Sarlo, Anthony Ruiz, Jeff Ho, Shawn Briley, Kalani Robb, Tim Jackson, Aaron Murray, Scott Oster, Christian Hosoi

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Mark Vercelli and Peggi Oki

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Perry Ferrall and kids

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Bart Saric and Mary

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Seven Adams, Simon Ebling and Solo Scott

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Allen Sarlo

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Jeff Ho and Peggi Oki

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Bagel and Seven


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Christian Hosoi and Seven Adams

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Jay Adams’ son Seven

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Jeremy Parker, Victor Blue, John McClure, Strider Wasilewski, Alan Sarlo, Jim Muir, Jeff Ho, Rick Massie, Mark Partain, George Wilson, John Hinds, Wayne Saunders, Ricky Tavares

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View Aug. 30, 2014 Jay Adam’s memorial event

View APRIL 2014 Jay Z Boy Classic event photos.

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