That little surfboard the kid in the background looks pretty interesting
Yes! @hughholland ♥️
You gotta write a book, Ed
sooooo lord of dogtown
Time is freaky
I love @hughholland !! Just ordered his book 2 days ago! Legend
Oh wow, timeless.
Thank you for posting this
Super rad @ed.templeton, thanks for sharing. I believe if you are a true skateboarder, but you dont take time to learn about your roots, you should read at least something along these lines and really take it in, you're going to respect the start and the roots that much more, and learn from the OG's, and want to seek and destroy those glory spots that much more. Truly learn what it means to be a 100% skateboarder. Wouldn't be anywhere without the wonderful folks that were there to document and capture the moment and essence of everything skateboarding✊
@hughholland shot of the kid skating in front of 2 ladies walking down the street is one of my all time favourite skating shots. 🙌
Also, graffiti grammar gave, at least some faith, in humanity back then.
The OG skate date - that’s his girlfriend to the left in the first shot. @ed.templeton
ED, Do you or have you pretty much stuck to one camera and lens all these years? Just curious. I love your work and wonder about that sometimes... Whether it's not you experiment more with development rather than camera /lens combinations. @ed.templeton
Love the nostalgia, Ed. Shit like this matters; memories of where we once were and how things used to be through the passage of time.
@ed.templeton you should do before and after photos of spots like this to show what they look like now. It’d be cool (and sad) to see what’s become of them.
Any color prints at the show?
Is this right next to where the drum circle is now?
Go for it
My first visit to Southern California was in 84 or 85. I was staying at my aunt’s house and it rained the whole week but it was the time when all the piers got destroyed from the storms. I remember seeing huge sea lions washed up on the beach. It was crazy. It was on that trip that I fell in love with LaJolla cove.
That VIPER tag goes real hort
Sweet licks 😯
Look at the guy with Paipo board!
@louisbever yes yes yes, so good!!
Can’t wait! Thanks for the heads up!
Whoa oops really good pictures, this are gold 😉
Love these photos! I am really into Huntington beach! I was born there. We when I was a year old we moved to the mtns by Yosemite. I have only been to the pier 2 or 3 times when I was a kid? Can't wait to visit! Thanks Ed!
@tarasmithphoto 'cuz I know you like awesome photos.
@feuerbach11 damn. This is so hot !
That 'go for it' message is stellar, a really nice reminder.
@adam_wallacavage love finding random stories about your life hahaha i need a documentary
Dang, this is amazing! That bank looks too good to be true.
I use to skate that late 70's early 80's
That chick in the bell bottoms skating barefoot!!!❤️❤️❤️
Wow. So rad
Realy cool stuff!
Thanks for sharing the history.
I skated this in the eighties also. Pretty cool.
As you got more bi ..
Rad sharing, Ed
Really fun photo. Chopped Tresles Special @harbour_surfboards ? Nose shape, stringer spacing and glass placement look so TS!
Can‘t help to notice even if out of themes the guy with that great twin fin surfboard in the background, lovely!
🤙🏽 E G I T
@bingleby that’s a body board
@peopleputty yeah I wonder if it was a snapped board someone reshaped that way or it was made that way?
@bingleby could be either but they did purposely make body boards like that back in the day. Probably since the 50’s
Diggin' the "Mom Jeans " of the day
@ricktangram badass pics
I love learning history. Thanks for the background story
Saw 2 guys “surfing” it in 74 when urethane wheels had just come out We were on a high school graduation surf trip from Texas ( smile)