Bill Caster was well known for his incredible surfboards but he made skateboards too. He made me this skateboard when I was Jr. High school. Caster used a layer of fiberglass and resin on his skateboards. The “Caster Blaster” was my transportation all over town. I never learned to skate ramps or anything like that. I always skated with a surfboard under my arm, headed to Swami’s or one of the local taco shops.
January 1989, Mainland Mexico, a month before my 19th birthday. My good pal Jeff Nelson, swam out with one of those early waterproof yellow point and shoot Kodak cameras. When your bro is on the shoulder with a camera you are faced with two options: throw a shaka or flash a peace sign? I opted for the peace sign and I stand by my decision.