When the levee breaks

From New Jersey to California, drainage ditches and spillways sit bone dry and empty for 90 percent of the year. Designed to control runoff and coordinate irrigation, ditches have been a staple skateboarding destination since the beginning. Savvy skaters like Chad Tim Tim know that good times and epic sessions are readily available on the diverse terrain that goes unnoticed by the rest of the world. (Photo: Marc Falkenstien)