Skateboarding Legend: The Remarkable Journey of Jack


Jack has been Beyond Rider's Customer Support Expert for the last few years. Thousands of our customers had their questions answered and their problems solved by Jack. His remarkable journey started exactly 60 years ago - here's the story:

Jack has been involved in skateboarding since 1964 when his dad built him a skateboard. He began competing at the 1975 Bahne-Cadillac Del Mar Nationals. His competition career include numerous slalom and downhill championships.

Jack skateboarded across America in 1976 with two friends and completed three more transcontinental skateboard rides in 1984, 2003, 2013. He was the overall World Skatecar Champion in 1978 with a top speed 59.27mph. During the late 1970s he was involved in the development of modern sandboarding and in 1979 he founded A-Team, one of the first snowboard companies. Jack competed in the first ever snowboarding competition that was held in March of 1981. In 1987 he wrote and produced Street Skatin’ with Rob and Natas, the first street skating instructional video.

In 2001 he helped to revive slalom skateboarding by producing the World Slalom Skateboarding Championships in Morro Bay, which was held in Morro Bay through 2006. In 2005 he had a speaking role in Lords of Dogtown as the Del Mar Announcer. During the fall of 2018 he rode an electric skateboard across America.

His skateboard industry experience includes being the Advertising Director at Action Now Magazine and also Transworld Skateboarding Magazine. He has also worked in marketing and promotions for various skateboarding companies. In 2012 he founded and published The Skateboarder’s Journal. Along with his wife Cathy, he founded the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum in 2012, closing it in 2020 due to the pandemic.

In 2021 he wrote, produced and released his first feature film New Providence. His next film With No Direction Home is currently in development.

Jack will be inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame on May 30th, 2024. He currently resides with his wife Cathy in Morro Bay and at 67 years of age is still skateboarding.

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