Tony Alva

One of the original members of the Z-Boys skateboarding teams that was immortalized in the film “Z-boys and Dogtown”, Tony Alva helped reshape skateboarding when he introduced surfing influences into this sport. In between swells, Alva and friends roamed L.A. looking for empty swimming pools in which they pushed skateboarding to the extreme “borrowing” maneuvers they got from surfing. And like they say: the rest is history…