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 &
- 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
- 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!