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Jay Adams

Jay Adams surf and skate legend gets a worthy memorial

The legendary surfer, skater and original DogTown Z-Boy Jay Adams, who tragically passed away last year, is getting a fitting tribute in the form of a heavyweight 350 page hardback coffee table book documenting his life in never before seen photos and stories of the infamous 70s icon.

Jay, who was considered by many as the most influential skateboarder of all time

Jay, who was considered by many as the most influential skateboarder of all time, was bought up in a part of Venice, California known as DogTown on a strict diet of surfing and skating. He became the youngest member to join the Zephyr surf team, but his real fame and notoriety came from riding empty swimming pools in the 70s, where he and his crew laid down the foundations for vert skating as we know it today.

The book is being written by two of Jay’s Lifelong friends and fellow pro skaters, Dave Hackett and Tony Mag and will contain stories every Jay Adams fan will want to read and know about. Jay also regularly rode the rough and wrong side of the tracks, never being too far away from controversy or trouble, it is his struggles with faith and relationships and the other sides of his life that make the whole story even more unique and intriguing.

The project is now on kickstarter entitled “A tribute to the legendary Jay Adams. A life lived, loved, surfed, skated, hated, prayed, created, destroyed, died & reborn.”

 

To Find out more visit the Kickstarter page here or watch the video below…

 

 

 

 

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