Back in the 70s skateboarding was the cool kid thing to do. I, myself, was hopeless at it.
But a group of kids from Los Angeles – and more specifically, the DogTown area of LA – were the infamous group. They were the Z-Boys.
In 2001 a documentary, directed by a former Z-Boy and narrated by Sean Penn, swept Sundance, winning the Audience and Best Directing awards.
Sadly, a few days ago, one of the original Z-Boys, Jay Adams, passed away.
Luckily for us, the remarkable documentary that hilights these kids is available on YouTube. If you are into documentary I recommend checking it out. (Sadly it’s not in HD).