How To Skateboard Forever | Steve Alba's True Grit Skateboard Video

How To Skateboard Forever | Steve Alba's True Grit Skateboard Video

"Want to skate forever? Salba's got the sauce! Take a deep dive into the decades of experience as Salba shares his wisdom and passion for skateboarding that never ages. The true embodiment of From the Beginning Til The End!

Inspiring some of the greatest skateboarders of all time such as Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain and Jeff Kendall, Salba answers the question we are all too scared to ask, "How long can I skate for?"

Produced & Directed by Joe Perrin

Main Editor: Richie Valdez

Assistant Editor: Joe Perrin

Camera Op: Joe Perrin, Tylre Wilcox, Nick Hanson, Matt Holland

Topics and questions covered:

How long has Salba been skating?

Tony Hawk's first memory of Salba

Julie Alba, Steve's Wife

Vincent Price, Steve's childhood friend, Body Count

Corey Miller, Steve's childhood friend / Tattoo Artist

The Badlands

Salba's Pool Flyers

How Salba got hooked on pool skating

Salba's 3 choices

Lance Mountain's first memory of Salba winning Spring Valley

Salba's Spring Valley Contest plan

Hester Series #1 Spring Valley was the first official pro pool contest

Tony Hawk's school report from 1979 featuring Steve Alba

The idea of skaters not having longevity

Salba's collection

The first pool Salba skated

What Salba brought to pool skating

Flying planes to find spots, landing to skate them

Airplanes & Helicopters to satellites and drones

Finding a spot is as fun as riding it

Bringing positive life to The American Dream gone bad

Skateboarding takes a downturn in popularity

Jeff Kendall, NHS CEO, former Pro Santa Cruz rider

Salba staying true to skateboarding during the decline

Salba playing guitar

Band shots


Salba's old skateboard collection

Salba's first pro model

How the name SALBA came to be

The Bevel Board

Stretching, taking care of self/ staying fit

Salba's advice to skate for as long as you can

How Steve Alba's Mother made it possible for skaters to get paid for photo incentives

Jesse Alba, Steve's Son

Salba Land

Courtesy of Santa Cruz Skateboards