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LOWKS feat. George Nagai

George and I have been doing this shit for a minute. He’s several years younger than me, but I think we probably both started skating around the same year. He was a little freestyle kid from Goleta. I was a Suicidal Tendencies obsessed teen living in Los Osos. We didn’t meet until maybe ’88?? I […]

ANACAPA gear sold exclusively in the HATCH SHOP

The word Anacapa is the Spanish translation of the Chumash Indian word ‘anyapax. Anacapa means “mirage” or “illusion”. Many times in my life while sitting on the beaches of Santa Barbara, I’ve looked out at the Channel Islands and noticed a strange phenomena that happens.  It’s usually when there’s some form of Marine layer on […]

Chumash Country

Sam’s ramp is tucked into the landscape of Chumash Country. At times it’s hard to concentrate on skating because of the surrounding beauty. Shredding while Red-Tail Hawks dive-bomb nearby is otherworldly. Sam though, seems to have no trouble tearing his ramp to shreds. “Balance and SustainabilityWe need to respect this balance and be responsible for […]

SKATEBOARD STORIES – Episode 30 – TAPE # “Star”

The Church of Skatan team shreds the streets & schools of Santa Barbara, California, and a demo in Isla Vista. Enjoy! (late 1995) Episode 30 0:00 – Intro 0:18 – La Colina sesh (cont. from last episode) (Jesse Silvey, Hockey Temper, Tony Tieu, Dylan Gardner, George Nagai, Jacob Rodrigue, Manabu Kumakura) 6:15 – Isla Vista […]


In keeping with the theme of the day, I present the footage from the previous post. Happy 50th OG. A day in 2010 with Frankie Hill. With guest appearances by @mikesantarossa @djnagai #jimmymiller​ @bigcheem #vinaerivera​ @frankiehill1 #skateboardstories