Locals Only

Hope you enjoy these magical photos from the 1970's captured here on the west coast. Some include famous girl skate boarders like Patti Mcgee and Ellen O Neal. Channeling these bad ass women this weekend would be so fun... multiple shots in here taken by the amazing Hugh Holland.

"In the 1970s when Southern California was experiencing a serious drought, it left a surplus of empty swimming pools across communities that ultimately became playgrounds for young boys from Venice Beach with skateboards in their hands. The increase in empty pools coincided with a rising generation of wavy-haired, sun-bleached skateboarders who would make up the pioneering competitive skate team Z-Boys. In the blink of an eye, a subculture that had evolved out of surfing culture had staked its claim, and California’s back yards and asphalt were its main platforms to shine." Read more