Peter was not quite like other boys; but he was afraid at last. A tremour ran through him, like a shudder passing over the sea; but on the sea one shudder follows another till there are hundreds of them, and Peter felt just the one. Next moment he was standing erect on the rock again, with that smile on his face and a drum beating within him. It was saying, ‘To die will be an awfully big adventure.’ – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
WORDS & PHOTOS Marcus Bandy
Next on the Keep on Tuckin tour we hit Santa Cruz, and arrive to warm sunshine, a lively and rolling Pacific Ocean, and undulating hills of tall-ass redwood forest. We ended connection with all sorts of homies there who where eager to hit spots on spots on spots. Mostly, we hit a lot of hills, but we also spent the morning sessioning at the OG Derby Skatepark as is our tradition on skate missions northward. To say that Santa Cruz is a great place to ride skateboards is an understatement. If you’re familiar with us here at Wheelbase then you already know that Chubbs wrote a rad Skateterritory article about that very topic in our current print edition Issue Three. Anyway, get a copy of that and peep it.
But back to the here and the now. These photos are a quick yet vivid refection of our time spent skating with our friends in Santa Cruz. Please check them out and stay tuned for more such photo essays (6 more infact!), as well as a full-length video of our entire trip coming soon. . . A huge thanks to Pete Eubank, Chubbs, Brandon Stewart, Michal Cihlar, Ryan Bishop, Malachi Greene, and all of the Caliber/Blood Orange crew for the hospitality. Shredlove! The Cruz cruises and we love you Cruz! Skate and enjoy!
Next stop, San Fransisco!
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