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boys skateboarding on Venice Beach in California
January 22, 2016

Boys of Dogtown

Venice Beach is one of the most legendary skateboard spots there is—not just in Southern California, but around the world. The acclaimed film Lords of Dogtown was based on the famed Z-Boys skate team in the 1970s. This image of skaters taking advantage of the waterfront skate park, captured by Your Shot member Patricia Kerkhofs, has a special significance: It was taken on the day Jay Adams, one of the subjects of the film and a member of the Z-Boys, passed away. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now >>
Photograph by Patricia Kerkhofs, National Geographic Your Shot

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