We headed up to Portland from San Diego on a mission to hit some big transition – documenting for the new Typical Culture “Mash with us” video. Click through the photos above & watch the video recap below.
Now you can read Issue #8 online & also order yourself a copy to hold in your hands, free life still exist.
It was that time of the year again, to embark into the land down under. The plan was loosely tied together, as the Australian’s generally do it. There wasn’t to many set priorities, which always makes me stoked but also gives me anxiety. Being in OZ defiantly reminds me how much of a workaholic I tend to be. The homies over there truly know how to enjoy the finer things in life, like waking up to the sun and tasting crusty concrete all over your body but not without a good amount of beer consumption, lots and lots of beer consumption.. If you’re planning to stay sober, you might as well stay away.
Here’s a series of events and photos that will not be making the cut for the next zine. Full article & video coming eventually!
Straight off a overnight 14 hour flight to some nice flat-ground to get those Jet legs stretch. I embarked on this journey with the homie James Truesdale.
We went to Newcastle to check out Russell Grundy’s home turf, we skated a lot of rad street spots. Plus the local parks, everything in Newcastle is super fun.
James noseslide fakie.
“I’ll probably go about right here”
Grundy – Ollie, this spot is asking for a wallride.
Down by the water in Newcastle, we found some fun spots to play on. James – jammer.
Chilling in Grundy’s parents backyard view.
Grundy’s Skate Store!
We had to meet up with Alan Young and the boys. So we headed to Bondi beach, were a bunch of homies were already getting there sessions on. Imagine a beach in southern California with a perfect park & bowl located right on the sand. That’s the situation here, along with some full force raging. It was rad to see Alan Young in the local Bondi news-paper first thing in the morning at the hotel.
This spot is so rad, and you’ll see this type of stuff everywhere in Bondi. This was in-route between the hotel and the beach.
The day of the contest (Bowl-A-Rama) included lots of rain in the beginning, but with high spirits and some tech blow-drying skills the contest rambled on!
Last time I was in Australia I spent most my time in Sydney and Newcastle. I told myself no matter what I wanted to get down to Melbourne and Canberra. So the next day we booked a ticket from Sydney to Melbourne.
James, downtown Melbourne.
Melbourne park with a rad bowl in it, we had only been in Melbourne for about a few hours and I already felt pretty comfortable. Locals were friendly and open to us, they seem to have a solid amount of skaters and spots.
Poison City was a rad shop that has records too! & A guy we hangout with that wishes to remain anonymous that had a killer Blood Wizard tattoo.
We had a fun session at Beach Burrito in Fitzroy, Melbourne one day. Super tight small bowl inside a burrito place, doesn’t get much better.
Alan Young – Fs Air. We saw this metal vert ramp off the road in a field. Apparently that’s pretty common in Melbourne.
We decided to head up to Canberra from Melbourne, even though is was total back tracking we mashed! The next day they had a big session in the keyhole.
Alan man crailslide revert. Photo by Luke Brown – A rad dude I also met, that does a local zine from Canberra.
Me, Rock N’ Roll. We skated the legendary U pip, Kambah. That was a sacred moment in skateboarding for me. I’ve always looked at this spot in photos and videos and thought how killer it looked. Alan filmed some pretty insane lines. We also skated a rad old school snake run.
Grundy met back up with us in Canberra!
Then we headed back to Melbourne, the homie Nick let us camp out in his yard. Super rad dude with an epic house to start the morning at too.
We checked out St.Kila or a day, another killer skatepark right on a beach. Tons of really good food and spots near by.
Grundy – Poll Jam a fun ditch in Melbourne that has a few good spots.
Fs poll jam?
Switch Poll Jam 180
Sky Siljeg was getting all crazy.
Youngy’s board went in the water over 5 times.
We spent a few days skating all around Melbourne, then we decided to break the drive up back to Sydney and stop in Canberra again!
We had to stop at the legendary brick bank spot in Canberra. This is the homie Tom Goodlad doing a Bs Liplslide.
This is at the National Museum of Australia. A crazy rug type Architecture.
Another killer spot in the middle of some apartments.
After that it was back to Sydney/Newcastle. Then back home!
Thanks to everyone that help us get around, everyone that let us stay with you. Thanks to skateboarding the most.
Here’s some raw clips at Home Ave, Carlsbad, Perfect Ditch and the new Lakeside Skatepark. Featuring: Taylor Ruiz, Al Brunelle, Nick Palmquist, Trevor Ward and Josh Stafford.
Get stoked for weekend shredding with a version of the Weekend Hype by Chris McDonald. Featuring: David Cobb, BK, Taylor Ruiz, Andrew Mercado, Zack Dowdy, Al Brunelle, Ian Stribling, Kevin Love, JJ Rice and Luis Sedano
Twenty Four – issues deep into this Photo series. Featuring some San Diego shredding and other areas as well. With master lens work from Austin Squire, Patrick Westman, Dan Sparrow, Nick Weber, and more. The weather is getting hot – let those early & sunset sessions begin!
Dolan Stearns, Hurricane. Photo: Austin Squire
Personally I believe Austin Mayer found this spot, and Truman was the first to actually skate it. Here’s the third of many more to come “Monthly Blow-out’s” with the story behind the spot.
Spot: This ditch has been a hot spot for the past 6 months, the ironic part is that it was discovered over 3+ years ago. Austin (Mayer) who help me start Typical Culture in the beginning was the the first one to report it. So with that said, we’ll give him credit for finding it. Located in a pretty central part of San Diego city it’s not a easy spot to find, or predict where it is for that matter. Its not easy to skate, you get about a 3-4 foot wide roll-up with whatever length you want to drop-in on the side of the ditch in order to skate the bank to ledge side that you see these photos taken on. Truman Hooker was the first to get a photo here, blasting a Lein Air taken by Dave Swift and featured in The Skateboard Mag ( Also in his CSxFU part ) couldn’t find the photo online though.
Grip It & Rip It is One session, on the spot. This time around Trevor Ward sets up a fresh deck in Downtown San Diego and cruises around the city to break it in.
It’s been while since we’ve posted our “Photo-Issue” feature, we have been working on the zine and everything else it gets tough sometimes to squeeze it all in. But enough excuses here’s the newest issue! Featuring photos from SD photographers: Austin Squire, Brian Walnum, Ben Clemens, Patrick Westman, myself (Not really considered a photographer) along with photo-g’s: Nick Weber, Eddie Liddy and Tim Dodson.
Get hyped it’s FRIDAY! Ft. Miles, Myself, Connor Getzlaff, Mason Merlino, Trevor Ward, Chris Russell, Chris LaRue, and Brendan Keaveny.