As enamored of the arts as I was when I was a teenager, like most of same, I sought the things I was interested in outside the home. It’s too bad, because I missed out on what should have been more of a source of inspiration to me. Ken O’Brien, my dad.
My Father’s Pictures on 3819 2008
Ray Flores on 3525 2008
New board gallery and shop for this peripatetic original Z-boy, Ray Flores. The surf and skateboard gallery and shop includes Flores’ collection of rare, original Zephyr surfboards and photos of Tony Alva shredding in backyard pools. It’s a must-visit for anyone interested in the history of the guys who put Dogtown on the map.
Anderson Surfboards on 0210 2008
A Venice institution…in Marina Del Rey. Scott Anderson is a popular and respected local surfboard shaper. Want to give someone a custom board? This is the place to come. Anderson and Aqua Tech share space so you can always get your boards repaired here, too
Horizons West on 0210 2008
OGs (since ’77). Hardcore surf shop.
Animal House on 029 2008
Neighborhood fave. Cool retro and vintage threads, unique gifts for SoCal culturati, Vans, surf DVDs. On Windward just up from the beach.