Boys on Board - Youth 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.

A lightweight youth tee, made of 100% cotton (except for heather colors, which contain polyester). Comes pre-shrunk so the fit stays the same over time and multiple wash cycles.

• 100% ring-spun cotton (heather colors have polyester)
• 30 singles
• Pre-shrunk
• Tubular construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder tape
• Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem

Size guide

Length (inches) 21 22 ½ 24 25 26 ½
Width (inches) 16 17 18 19 20