Chris's Remarkable Stroll Along the Boardwalk Culminates in an Unexpected Encounter with a Photographer's Tumble.


Chris’s Remarkable Stroll Along the Boardwalk Culminates in an Unexpected Encounter with a Photographer’s Tumble.

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On the sunny afternoon of Saturday, September 23, 2023, Santa Cruz Skateboards threw an epic 50th-anniversary celebration at the iconic Santa Cruz boardwalk. The event was a whirlwind of excitement, featuring a sensational, free Dinosaur Jr. concert that had everyone grooving, and of course, an abundance of heart-pounding skateboarding action.

One of the standout moments of the day was when Chris “Cookie” Colbourn took center stage during the skate sessions. With finesse and style, Cookie executed a jaw-dropping, spellbinding grind along a beautifully long handrail. Little did anyone know, a photographer was stationed right at the end of that rail, capturing the electrifying moment. Check out the incredible clip below!

The grind was nothing short of impressive, with an explosive landing that left spectators in awe. It’s still a mystery why the photographer chose to stand right in the landing zone. Perhaps she had doubts about Cookie’s ability to conquer the entire rail. Nevertheless, the good news is that everyone emerged unscathed from the encounter, and true to his character, Cookie was the first to check on her well-being.

Photographer mishap aside, this clip remains the crowning glory of the Santa Cruz 50th birthday bash, a testament to the enduring spirit of skateboarding.

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