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.