While everybody is out in New York working on their “Summer Trip to NYC” montages, we’re happy to bring you something a little different. The Theories of Atlantis crew left their Big Apple HQ to spend a couple of weeks in the City of Angels, and came through with quite the documentation to prove it.

In case you’re not familiar with TOA, they’re a brand and distribution company started by Josh Stewart that sells most of your favorite foreign brands to a skateshop near you. Despite repping a pretty diverse group of riders from all across the world, surprisingly nobody in the Theories camp currently resides in Los Angeles full time. As it becomes more and more common for people to build careers in skateboarding outside of the SoCal skate club where it all started, we see less and less of the city pop up compared to just a few years ago.

But LA remains a skate mecca. It may sound corny, but we’re now at a point where it’s almost like a pilgrimage for those who grew up outside of LA to go and push along the beach in Venice or Santa Monica, or to skate spots we saw Natas Kaupas and Gino Iannucci skate in all our favorite videos growing up. (The perfect weather and pretty girls are good bonuses, too.)

With surf scenes, sunsets, and Tarantino-inspired title cards, this edit embodies some of Los Angeles’s most iconic aesthetics without sacrificing any of the Theories of Atlantis crew’s signature style. Check it out in the video player above, and then hit up the TOA webstore to buy all your paraphernalia.

SKATERS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE


Leo Valls
Ben Gore
Brendan Carroll
Taylor Nawrocki
John Baragwanath
Joe Yates
Jon Nguyen
Bryce Mandell
Vincent Alvarez
Brad Cromer
Walker Ryan
Zac Gracie
Paul Shier
Dustin Eggeling
Christian Maalouf
Danny Montoya
Yonnie Cruz
Stevie Perez
Alex Schmidt
Justin Strubing
Tom Remillard

joe yates p slide / photo: ben gore

joe yates stylin’ / photo: ben gore

the suspects / photo: josh stewart

the suspects / photo: josh stewart

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Comments

  1. Raikkonen

    June 14, 2016 12:36 pm

    Magenta is the fucking best

    Reply
  2. josh stewart's left nut

    June 14, 2016 12:42 pm

    very very sick. great opening line. Love to see Josh’s work and glad to see it on the jenk.

    Reply
  3. Yo yo

    June 14, 2016 1:03 pm

    Ben gores to sick

    Reply
  4. Guwop

    June 14, 2016 1:06 pm

    New Tim occonor show soon ?

    Reply
    • Oliver

      June 14, 2016 5:50 pm

      that,my friend,is THE question here! those shows are the best!

      also,this video was cool,thanks.

      Reply

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