C. R. Stecyk III

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C.R. Stecyk III, (born Craig R. Stecyk III), is an American artist, writer, photojournalist, and filmmaker who has documented and influenced the surf, skate, and snowboarding industries.[1][2][3][4]


A Southern California native, Stecyk is known for his photographs of the 1970s and '80s, and for documenting surfing and skateboarding culture, including articles for Skateboarder Magazine in the mid-1970s describing the innovative developments of the Z-Boys skateboarding team.[2]

In 1972, Jeff Ho, Skip Engblom, and Stecyk opened a surf shop called Jeff Ho and Zephyr Surfboard Productions in Santa Monica, California.[5]

Stecyk co-wrote the book Dogtown And Z-Boys with Glen E. Friedman, published in 2019.[6]

Stecyk co-wrote the 2001 award-winning documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys with Stacy Peralta.[7] Pablo Schreiber plays Stecyk in the 2005 film Lords of Dogtown.[8]


  • Dogtown – The Legend of the Z-Boys, C.R. Stecyk III & Glen E. Friedman, Burning Flags Press, 2000, ISBN 0-9641916-4-4


  1. ^ "Understanding Craig Stecyk". Longreads. 2019-07-22. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  2. ^ a b "C R Stecyk III - A Prophet". Huck Magazine. 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2019-09-13.
  3. ^ James, Donald H; Stecyk, Craig R (2008). Surfing San Onofre to Point Dume, 1936-1942. Santa Barbara (Calif.): T. Adler Books. ISBN 9781933045818. OCLC 800911092.
  4. ^ Spreckels, Bunker; Stecyk, Craig R; Brewer, Art (2007). Bunker Spreckels: surfing's divine prince of decadence. Hong Kong; Köln; Paris: Taschen. ISBN 9783822853382. OCLC 470947188.
  5. ^ Cave, Steve. "The Z-Boys: The Skateboarding Pioneers of Dogtown".
  6. ^ Stecyk, Craig; Friedman, Glen E (2019). Dogtown: the legend of the Z-Boys. ISBN 9781617756993. OCLC 1055914862.
  7. ^ Peralta, Stacy; Penn, Sean; Alva, Tony; Ament, Jeff (2005), Dogtown and Z-Boys: the birth of extreme, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, ISBN 9781404977655, OCLC 823872362, retrieved 2019-09-13
  8. ^ Lords of Dogtown, retrieved 2019-09-13

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