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Skate SD: Building Skateboarding's Future

Ruby Lilley nosegrind at Prince Park in Oceanside, Calif.
Courtesy of Cameraon Sanchez
Ruby Lilley nosegrind at Prince Park in Oceanside, Calif. (undated photo)

Premieres Thurs., Nov. 18, 2021 at 8 p.m., Sun., Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. and Thurs., Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Mon., Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. and Wed. Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand

Skateboarding originated as a wild activity for Southern California’s youth, and San Diego has since been the hub for its industry and top professionals. For decades they revolutionized the equipment, pioneered the terrain being ridden, and ultimately reversed the sport’s perception.

Hosted by skateboarding icon Tony Hawk, "Skate SD" tells the powerful stories of this passionate community who built skateboarding’s radical future.

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The film will be available on demand after broadcast on Thursday, Nov. 18.

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900 Films has been creating action sports content for over two decades, producing everything from television series to broadcast commercials. Founded by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, 900 Films always pushes to tell stories that are accessible to both the mainstream and core audiences – a signature that makes our work entertaining and genuine. Visit 900 Films on Facebook + Instagram #SkateSDFilm

Skate S.D. Behind The Scenes: 900 Films | Shot on Sony