Steve Alba hits 50 years

The first time I saw Salba in a magazine back in 1987, I was blown away by a shot of him skating Pipeline skatepark in Upland. Wearing leopard skin, pro-designd pads and tucked into the curves of the pipe, ‘Le Machine’ as he was nicknamed back then ruled pools, pipes and parks and had a presence that earned him a reputation in the skate scene in California that most would aspire to.

Now 50 years into his life, Steve Alba is still scouting out pools and still giving skateboarding everything he has. Incredible feat. Incredible skateboarder. Watch his Spitfire video and more below and look forward to pushing your rig when you get to that half century.

HAPPY 50TH SALBA from dlxsf on Vimeo.

Vans Bowl-A-Rama practice footage

vansbowlaramaThe annual Vans Bowl-A-Rama is back this weekend at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia and riders have started preparing for the onslaught of this big day. Watch this footage of Andrew Langi, Bucky Lasek, Omar Hassan, Jeff Grosso and more as they practice in the lead up to the event.

Look out for updates at http://vans.com/bowlarama and click here for a full feature on last year’s event.