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Southern California skate spots

By April 29, 2009

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The weather is warm, the skies are clear, and summer is almost here. Time to start planning a skate trip! But where to go? Well, if you haven't hit up Southern California yet, then you really need to. Some skaters I know just got back from a trip where they got to hit up the Berrics in LA, and all KINDS of other southern california skate spots! They visited 8 in 9 days! Here's some of thier suggestions:
  • The new DC Plaza in Lafayette Park (AKA Rob Dydrek's Safe Spot Skate Spot) what an awesome skate plaza!
  • San Pedro Skate Park - just walk right in, no waiver, under the Harbor Fwy. bowls, experience skaters only, very sketchy
  • Wilmington Skate Plaza (designed by Paul Rodriguez & Daewon, again a plaza just skate right on up, great design for the street skaters!)
  • Laguna Hills Skatepark - skate right on up, great little park with flo & bowls
  • Etnies Skatepark - free, just sign a waiver, wow I can't believe this park is free!
  • The famous El Torro High School skate spot - amazing, we just walked right in, no one from the school questioned us
  • A new skate spot in San Juan Capistrano High School you'll be hearing a lot about this spot, it's a brand new school that looks like it was made for skateboarders!
  • Venice Beach! - Skate the whole way through to the little skate plaza - the city is building a whole new skate park there on the beach!
  • Papa Jack's skatepark Malibu - took a drive up PCH, saw a sign that said skatepark in the civic center - Malibu with all it's money should get a better skate park, all metal, still fun.
  • Vans The Block - great park, but you are fully padded up till 18 years old (Orlando is 16) my 16 year old was super bummed - it pays to be a member, 5.00 all day on holidays!
  • The Berrics - Invite only ... but these skaters thought it was the best skatepark they ever skated! If you're good enough, it's there...
If you know of other sweet spots in Southern California, please comment and spread the love!

Comments

April 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm
(1) t-rad says:

Check out http://www.skatespotter.com for spots all over the world. add some of your own so we can all share the love.

May 5, 2009 at 3:46 pm
(2) Brett says:

I was gonna say you put this out at the perfect time for me, but not really so much lol. I’m going to San Diego from New York tomorrow, and I’m trying to find some good parks and spots around that area to skate. Doesn’t seem like any of those parks and spots are that far south.

June 24, 2009 at 10:28 pm
(3) Jonathan says:

Yo Brett! You still down here? I’ll hook you up with the right info.

October 4, 2009 at 9:22 pm
(4) Munoz Man says:

there’s skate spots freaking everywhere in California. besides, you forgot the Carlsbad gap, Hollywood high

May 26, 2011 at 4:10 pm
(5) frank says:

Here’s the best page for Cali Skate spots. I skate at all the spots and its a good read: http://www.caliskatespots.com

Just got it going but the response has been great.

December 12, 2011 at 11:32 am
(6) SkateSpotsCA says:

The ultimate skatespots site, check out

December 21, 2011 at 11:00 am
(7) SkateSpotsCA says:

This the ultimate skate spot site. It has only verified spots (not more sifting through crap that’s on every other site), it has photos of all the spots (so you know exactly what you’re going to skate), and the exact locations of each spot (no more wondering around, just show up and skate).
Like I said, it’s the ultimate site.

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