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Sidewalk Surfing

Skateboarding was born in the late 1940’s as a result of surfers wanting to practice their surfing skills when the ocean was calm, hence the name sidewalk surfing.  Right in the heart of Venice Beach, California is a skateboard park which was packed on the day I was there. The skateboarders were unbelievable to watch and I had a blast photographing them. It was a good opportunity for me to practice shooting sports/action which I don’t do very often.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Venice beach, California, skateboard, skateboarder, park, beach, pacific ocean, action photography

venice beach, California, skateboard, skateboarder, park, beach, pacific ocean, action photography

Venice beach, California, skateboard, skateboarder, park, beach, pacific ocean, action photography

venice beach, California, skateboard, skateboarder, park, beach, pacific ocean, action photography

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36 responses

  1. Nice pics Edith! Love to photograph skateboarders! May have to find this place one day!

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    December 20, 2013 at 7:48 am

  2. Holly molly! Love your shots, really cool capture!

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    December 20, 2013 at 7:50 am

  3. The first is my favorite, because it has a painterly quality and we are able to see the expression on his face. Well done.

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    December 20, 2013 at 8:31 am

  4. Great angles. I’ve had a few chances but never came up with anything so sweet.

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    December 20, 2013 at 8:48 am

  5. What awesome composition! I love these!

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    December 20, 2013 at 10:27 am

  6. Wonderful images. Really enjoyed them.

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    December 20, 2013 at 10:37 am

  7. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Fantastic the shots ! Exciting !

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    December 20, 2013 at 11:01 am

  8. Fantastic action photos.

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    December 20, 2013 at 11:28 am

  9. What a fun set of images. Nice work Edith.

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    December 20, 2013 at 11:40 am

  10. These are fantastic, Edith!!

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    December 20, 2013 at 1:20 pm

  11. LB

    What a cool place! and I didn’t know that history of skateboarding … makes sense though. I love the first one because It looks like a canyon, but all of the actions shots are great!

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    December 21, 2013 at 7:14 am

  12. Exciting shots, Edith. You really captured the daring moves. Love the b&w. Happy holidays!

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    December 22, 2013 at 5:37 am

  13. Fabulous photo love the movement!!!

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    December 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm

  14. Wonderful photos!!

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    December 23, 2013 at 12:50 am

  15. These are great! My fav is the first!

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    December 23, 2013 at 10:45 am

  16. Great shots Edith, I tried it once, broke my elbow.

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    December 23, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    • Thanks so much Mark. It’s not an easy sport although they sure make it look easy.

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      December 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm

  17. Jimi Jones

    Really wonderful shots, Edith!
    This is quite a sport and I have seen some really amazing tricks performed on these. Love that first shot!

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    December 23, 2013 at 4:59 pm

  18. Those are some great action shots!

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    January 3, 2014 at 5:22 pm

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