Vic Peloquin the man who created Skatopia Skateboard Park

A handful of  men have had a huge influence on my life. My father, John Stamos, Roy Burns, Murray Spivack, Joey Grijalva, Jeff Porcarro, and this Man Vic Peloquin.

I haven’t seen Vic in 40 years (he is the guy who created Skatopia). After sitting and chatting with Vic and his wonderful family I can now see why I recollected Skatopia as such a paradise. The man who created it is a visionary, and has a passion for experimentation and creation.

He told me about how the land for Skatopia was acquired. How the half pipe was made. Who designed the Skatopia logo. Why he closed Skatopia. We also talked about drones, and even flew a drone.

Vic Peloquin, Linda Emery Peloquin, Kristi Newsome
Vic Peloquin, Linda Emery Peloquin, Kristi Newsome

Imagine a Skatopia reunion with these three at the helm! Stay tuned!!!

“Aloha” Hunter Long photo

Ken Hada photography hunter long aloha skateboarding-1
Ken Hada photography hunter long aloha skateboarding

Hunter Long contacted me a few hours before this picture was shot. She wanted to take some pictures at Pedlow. We took some invert photos and some air photos and thin the process produced this picture. Just a few hours after this session Hunter was on plane bound for Hawaii. The next day I edited the photos from the session. After professing all the images that I felt she and I would both like a came across this “bail shot”. I this image along with all the good “make” photos. She immediately text back that she thought this image was funny. A lot of other people seemed to like this as well so next gallery i’ll add this one to the mix.

Julz Lynn Birthday Party

Julz Lynn skateboard ramp huntington beach

I shot this image of Julz Lynne on her 21st birthday in Huntington Beach California. This portable skateboard ramp was very tight so I used a 10.5 Nikon fisheye lens and a Nikon SB light on a stick.

About Me

Ken Hada photo by John Stamos

Photo by John Stamos
Im a father who likes to play the drums, skateboard, photography, code websites, and engineer audio. I created this blog in the hope to keep track of the methods of my varied interests.