In 1987, many a skateboarder became intrigued by this image:
The campaign, highly evident in publications like Thrasher Mag, was a lead-up to the home video release of what became the seminal skateboard film, Powell-Peralta’s The Search For Animal Chin.
I purchased my copy at Rip City Skate in Santa Monica CA. We would play the tape in anticipation of a skate session, and watch it until the kinetic energy built up to a point where we could sit still no longer.
One of my favorite portions of the film was filmed in Hawaii at a then-secret spot outside of Waikiki called Wallows.
A conversation with the towel boy at the Kahala Hilton eventually paid off. He drew me a map, which I recently excavated from my archives:
Unfortunately, due to the frequent rain, Wallows was flooded when I finally convinced my dad to drive us there. Nonetheless, I was happy, as the theme of The Search For Animal Chin is the search for fun.
Big up to the Bones Brigade, who promoted an individualism within association, a concept I continue to embrace.