R.I.P. Jay Adams! Original Z-Boy!
6 years ago! 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!.
About: Jay J. Adams (Feb. 3, 1961 – Aug. 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 Aug. 15, 2014. (Following insert above from Wikipedia )
Check out the Dogtown and Z-Boys. A documentary about the pioneering 1970’s Zephyr skating team by Stacy Peralta!
View Aug. 30, 2014 Jay Adams’ Paddle Out and Memorial event photos by Venice Paparazzi!
Seven Adams, Simon Ebling, and Solo Scott
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
Jeff Ho and Peggi Oki
Bagel and Seven
Perry Ferrall and kids
Mark Vercelli and Peggi Oki
Josh “Bagel” Klassman, Allen Sarlo, Anthony Ruiz, Jeff Ho, Shawn Briley, Kalani Robb, Tim Jackson, Aaron Murray, Scott Oster, Christian Hosoi
In this photo: Seven Adams at the 8.30.14 Memorial and Paddle out