Jesse Martinez & Stacy Peralta at the Venice Skatepark pre-grand opening day in August 2009. Video by Dan Levy - courtesy of Juice Magazine.@juicedan @juicemagazine
JESSE MARTINEZ has contributed much skin, blood & tradition to skateboarding. If you ride a skateboard, you’re part of his family. After a lifetime of holding it down in Dogtown, and spending decades in the fight for a skatepark in Venice, this skateboarding legend still remains the strongest soldier in our community as he cleans and maintains the Venice Skatepark daily and sets the bar for dedication and service to the skate life.
STACY PERALTA – One of the most talented skateboarders ever to ride, Stacy also has a passion for making films. His timing could not have been better in the late ‘70s, to connect with George Powell and hone his talents in a whole new dimension. His vision to form a dream team in skateboarding, the Bones Brigade, which included Jesse Martinez, and to film movies with them was innovative and pioneering at the same time. With his experience from traveling the world and his ability to recognize, develop and push talent, he was able to launch skateboarding into living rooms around the world. Still skating today, he continues to passionately document and support skateboarding...
If you're interested in the story of the Venice Skatepark, there is a new movie coming to theaters this summer. "Made In Venice" the movie is the inside story of the street-wise skateboarders of Venice, California, and the struggle to make the dream of a skatepark come true, featuring Jesse Martinez, Ger-I Lewis, Christian Hosoi, Craig Stecyk III, Skip Engblom, Jay Adams, Ray Flores, Block, Aaron Murray, Tim Jackson, Eric "Tuma" Britton, Pat Ngoho, Scott Oster, Jamie Quaintance and many more... #dogtown
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