All photos By Theodore Manolopoulos © 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Jay Adams is one of the original Z-Boys and is considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. He was born in Venice Beach , California and as a teenager in the mid-1970s, he was a member of the original Zephyr skateboard team and of the Zephyr surf team along with Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta. According to Stacy Adams "is probably not the greatest skater of all time, but I can say without fear of being wrong that he is clearly the archetype of modern-day skateboarding. Adams is featured prominently in the award winning documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys and in the dramatized film account of the Z-Boys origins, Lords of Dogtown.