Bay Area Heavies

On the left your'e looking at East Bay resident and all-terrain shredder, Wade Speyer as he takes to San Francisco's now world famous Hubba Hideout with this first-ever crooked grind in July of 1991. At right we have Karl Watson busting a stylized halfcab nosegrind at Pier 7 in the middle of an afternoon in 1995. As EMB and Hubba Hideout became a regular bust for skaters in the mid '90s, the blocks of Pier 7 became the next frequented hot spot to meet up, skate, and hang out. (Bryce Kanights)