On the heels of the Country Clubbin’ video we featured, here are some words and a photo gallery Jeff Murphy (first section in Country Club video) put together from the past couple years in Santa Cruz.
Three years ago I decided to pack up the car with bmx bike in tow and take my long-ass red hair out to the west coast, with Santa Cruz dead in my sight. Not knowing anyone in the bmx scene here provided me with the opportunity to explore the stoney underbelly of this sleepy beach town. In the three years that have since followed I’ve been so lucky as to have been part of a tight knit crew of street assassins, trail blazers, park destroyers and what I’d like to consider lifelong friends. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel with these folks, party obscenely, enjoy the debauchery and the general revelry of what I’d like to think is the coolest place in California. With all that being said I’d like to share some of the photos from this spring and summer, taken from a 25 year old Nikon SLR and a 50 cent camera. So sit back, relax and enjoy the view of some of the Fucking Best Memories I’ve got to share. – Murph
‘Merica: Freedom, Bikes, Music.
Best Dressed: Taken at Dirty Mike Hernandez’s wedding, looking snazzy.
Grill Master: Not to be mistaken for mixmaster mike, we’ve got GrillMaster Mike lacing up the homies with some hot beef.
Henny Fiesta Bowl: HennyBadger shredding a 30+ year old pool better than some lifelong skaters can.
Hockey Helmets: Friends=Fun
Jack + Henny doubles: Moto inspired doubles runs, insanely dialed and frightening at the same time.
Japanese Rasta Flatlanders: Tripping at interbike, some japanese flatlanders preparing to win some kind of award.
Joy: Congrats Mike and Sydney!
Oregon Tricycle: Old timey trike growing in the wild.
Reflecting: Jackson, Hennessey and Otis contemplating on how to shred the bowl the hardest.
Santa Crews: Keep your ugly fuckin’ goldbrickin’ ass outta my beach community.
Shotgunned: DRTY-MYK with a fresh shotgun blast from a hatchet.
Tabes: Henndog blasting a classic table for a poorly lit photo on the california coast.
The 4th/The fourth: Santa Cruz homies enjoying the 4th of july, shortly before I passed out from too much celebration (aka jameson)
Tripping at interbike: Undeniable classic shit right here.
You Wanna Get Choked Out?: DR. TYMYK giving the prescription for success.