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Skateboarding Heritage Foundation
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The Skateboarding Heritage Foundation seeks to preserve skateboarding's history and culture for future generations.
The Skateboarding Heritage Foundation seeks to preserve skateboarding's history and culture for future generations.

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Last chance to pre-order and support a book project that has been given lots of love: A history of skateboarding in the 1970s and the Ollie. It is a staff pick by Kickstarter and ends in just 16 hours.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/craigsnyder/pop-culture-odyssey-a-secret-history-of-the-ollie

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SHOGO KUBO: 1959 - 2014,  R.I.P.
It's with great sadness that we must announce that Shogo Kubo has passed away. Kubo was one of the greatest skaters of the 1970s. His smooth, fast, ripping style and easy-going personality made him one of the most loved, admired and remembered skaters from that era. Originally from Japan, Kubo moved to the U.S. with his family while young, settling in Southern California. Skateboard culture soon became the center of Kubo's interest in the United States. Following his brief tenure with the Z-Boys, Kubo moved onto other sponsors including Gullwing trucks, SIO, and Dogtown Skates. One of the early skaters to go pro, Kubo was not much of a competitive skater and preferred touring and demos instead of contests. The opening of Cherry Hill skatepark in New Jersey in 1978 drew many skaters from the both coasts to the soon-to-be-famous park, including Kubo. The California skater ended up staying in Cherry Hill and became a resident pro at the skatepark for several months, soaking up the East Coast hospitality. Kubo also spent a significant amount of time in Florida, touring, judging contests, doing demos, and generally having fun, at places like Clearwater Skateboard Park, Rainbow Wave, Solid Surf, Sensation Basin, and the legendary Hollywood Ramp, which was Kubo's first exposure to a wide, flatbottom half pipe. Kubo is pictured here at Clearwater, doing one of his legendary Layback Grinds in the park's narrow concrete halfpipe, October 1978. RIP, Shogo.
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Full length documentary on the Bro Bowl in Tampa, Florida, one of the last remaining skateparks in the world from skateboarding's golden ear during the 1970s. Upload courtesy of the filmmakers. "The Bro Bowl: 30 Years of Tampa Concrete" was made around 2008.
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Date:10/25/13: NEWS RELEASE : PERRY HARVEY SR. PARK SKATEBOARD BOWL, AKA “BRO BOWL”, LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.

The Perry Harvey Sr. Park Skateboard Bowl, commonly referred to as the “Bro Bowl”, has been formally recognized for its historical significance by the National Park Service. On October 7, 2013 the Bro Bowl was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Due to the efforts of the Skateboarding Heritage Foundation, Surfrider Foundation, Florida Skate Museum, the Bowl Bros, and thousands of supporters worldwide, this milestone achievement has been realized. The Bro Bowl is the first structure to be added to the National Register of Historic Places for its historical integrity with regard to skateboarding. We would like to offer our most sincere thanks to all who have supported the campaign, and look forward to preserving other structures and sites that possess historical and cultural value related to skateboarding. Thanks to the diligent efforts of Shannon Bruffett and the Skateboarding Heritage Foundation, a new door has been opened for the future preservation of skateboarding history and culture in the United States.
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