International Headquarters
Mission Viejo, CA

Mike Hirsch: Skateboarder, Webmaster, Photographer, and Content Manager/Developer of and

Additional Photo Credits: George from, Evan Hortter, Eddie Hadvina, and NAKA from Runkle, Lester Kasai, Amish Ed, MRZ, Ted Terrebbone, Jim Goodrich, Jon Yunker, John Warren, Electric Bill Hensley, Greg Hall from, and many other countless individuals who have submitted photos to help keep the site alive and up to date.

History of was conceptualized by Mike Hirsch and Danny Colburn in 2002. The goal of the site is to promote skateboarding, but to specifically concentrate on the Skateparks and Skateboarding in Southern California.

Mike Hirsch Big O Skatepark
Mike at Big O 1979

Mike Hirsch Fontana Skatepark
Mike at Fontana 2003

Danny and I grew up in Anaheim California and have been friends and skateboarders since around 1973. Our friendship and skateboarding enthusiasm has been closely intertwined over the past 30 years in that we would both fall in and out of friendship and skateboarding at almost the same time.

Dan Colburn Big O Skatepark
Danny at Big O 1979

Dan Colburn Upland Skatepark
Danny at Upland 2002

Our history together as friends has been quite an adventure and somehow over the past 30 years our paths seem to cross and our friendship seems to evolve. We started out as cross-town skateboard rivals in 1974 by trying to out skate each other before our little league games and over time we evolved as skateboarders and friends.

I am sure that there is at least a handful of you reading this that know who we are but for those we do not know, hopefully we will get to meet you sometime and session with you at one of the parks. You will most likely find us on the transition.

- MH -


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