Tony Hawk Remembers Where it All Began in New Documentary “Skate SD”

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Written by Bob Driver

In the upcoming documentary Skate S.D., 900 Films is diving into the history x influence San Diego has had in the world of skateboarding.

“900 Films has a special perspective on skateboarding as the company was founded by skating legend Tony Hawk,” says Jared Prindle, executive producer at 900 Films. “As Tony Hawk’s production company, we do a lot of content based around skateboarding. We love it. We come from action sports. We skate and we understand it in ways that people who aren’t involved really don’t understand it.”

In the doc, Tony Hawk remembers where it all began: Del Mar Skate Ranch – home to a diverse community of skaters that was one of the last skateparks to remain open in the early ‘80s. In addition to Hawk, the film includes the creator of the world’s first halfpipe Tom Stewart, skate magazines editor and renowned San Diego skate photographer Dave Swift, founder of the Urethane skateboard wheel Frank Nasworthy, and skateboard photographer Lance Smith.

Skate S.D. premieres on KPBS in November 2021. See more at 900 Films website HERE and on Instagram @900films.

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