[Video] Tony Alva Catching Air at the Art Basel Skateboard Park
The Festival built an homage to skate culture that included a 70-foot elongated skateboard mini ramp designed specifically for Tony’s demo. Unlike most ramps, the center section had two small bumps which helped to highlight Tony’s surf/skate-style.
Learn Why Tony Alva Is A Skateboarding Legend
Tony Alva was born in 1957 and is a founding member of the Dogtown and the Z-Boys crew from Santa Monica, California.
In the video, you won’t see Tony landing any crazy tricks, he just works the ramp with style, executing frontside and backside kickturns, and busting a few of his signature airs (ariels) that made him famous like this…
You see, Tony Alva is widely credited as being the first person to ever do a frontside ariel in a pool.
I’m happy the video shows Tony still catching air today.
The music we chose to accompany the video is “Otherside” by Red Hot Chili Peppers. I like the song; the lyrics speak to how many hours, days, and years Tony has skated.
Skateboarding is not a crime.
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