Boys on Boards Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

Regular price $25.00

Boys on Boards

When I first saw this photo that Mark Bush sent me, it brought tears to my eyes. Even though I didn’t know the skaters in the photo; Mark Bush, Billy Gordon and Darrin Means, it represented such a special time in skateboarding. A time before skateboarding became “skateboarding”, a time before the grown-up world intruded on our lives…a time of innocence and friends.
Jack Smith - MUSEUM

The words below are from Mark, Billy and Darrin.

We were disconnected from “the coasts” but totally connected with the energy and the camaraderie we shared every day when those wheels hit the pavement!! It was on!! From 7:00 am till way after dark we spent our days emulating our skateboard hero’s and trying to become hero’s ourselves!! Those are memories that so strong that you never ever forget!!

Growing up in southeast Kansas during the 1970s, we relied on the skate mags and Kanoa Surf’s toll free number to keep up with the constantly evolving skate scene. We didn't have video games or allowances, we had the streets, our boards and each other. We had no responsibility but a lot of fun and always had skinned knees and elbows. In 1978 most of us were still riding boards made in wood shop class or by our dads, to keep the cost down. As time and our skills progressed, we all eventually had more pro equipment, including safety gear. We mostly rode wood ramps and asphalt, we were up for anything including our version of the “catamaran”, ok “trimaran”.

MUSEUM will donate $1 per each tee sold to the Morro Bay Skateboard Museum.

This t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Side-seamed

Model is wearing a size M. He's 6.2 feet (190 cm) tall, chest circumference 37.7" (96 cm), waist circumference 33.4" (85 cm).

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL
Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28 30