Skip Engblom

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Skip Engblom (born January 4, 1948) is one of the co-founders of the Jeff Ho Surfboards and Zephyr Productions Surf Shop in Santa Monica, California. [1] Engblom helped to create the Zephyr Surf Team and the Zephyr Competition Team, a.k.a. Zephyr Skate Team a.k.a. Z-Boys. Engblom was never a remarkable skateboarder himself but was a big influence to the Zephyr team.

Engblom sponsored the Z-Boys (the Zephyr skate team) including Jay Adams, Tony Alva and Stacy Peralta. Engblom was the reason that the boys started competing. Engblom and the Z-Boys frequented a locals only surf spot named "The Cove," which was located at Pacific Ocean Park, in Santa Monica, California, which later burned to the ground. Skip Engblom also played a cameo part in Lords of Dogtown (in which he is played by Heath Ledger) as a race starter.

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  1. ^ "LA People 2009: Surf Legend Skip Engblom — the Great Leveler - Page 1 - LA Life - Los Angeles - LA Weekly". Retrieved 2011-08-15.