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Sidewalk Surf through Hermosa Skateboarding History with Boards Across Hermosa

The 3rd annual city-wide art installation is more than an art display, it’s an art and history walk! This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Hermosa Beach Skate Park, and Boards Across Hermosa pays tribute to Hermosa’s unique role in the history of skateboarding. 

Using skateboards as the canvas, 50 artists have created one of a kind art that are featured alongside a factoid of Hermosa skateboarding history provided by the Hermosa Beach Historical Society -  all curated by local skating legend Cindy Whitehead. Boards are placed in 50 storefronts, creating a walking path along Pier and Hermosa Avenues, so that participants can start at The Source Cafe on Pier Avenue, continue down and turnaround at Hermosa Brewing Company, curve around at Guisado’s, and finish up at The Bike Shop, creating a fun and fascinating way to experience Hermosa Beach.

The skate art is up for auction with sales benefitting the Hermosa Beach Chamber Foundation and Indivisible Arts, a Hermosa non-profit a South Bay 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to cultivating creativity, consciousness, and connection through the arts. The exhibit and auction comes to a close on April 20 at Indivisible Art’s State of the Art fundraising gala.

Artists range from professionals whose works sell for tens of thousands of dollars to Hermosa Valley art students just discovering their talent.

Skateboards have a meaningful history in Hermosa Beach. Skateboarding Hall of Fame icons, manufacturers, and innovators all started their careers here in Hermosa Beach, and in 1963, the first skateboarding competition was held at Hermosa’s Pier Avenue School (now the Hermosa Beach Community Center). Academy Award nominated Skaterdater (1966), the first skateboarding film ever made and nationally distributed by United Artists, was shot entirely in the South Bay. Today, skateboarding is a preferred mode of transportation in Hermosa, with skaters a constant sight in the street, the Strand, and parking structures throughout Hermosa.

Go see the skate art at businesses below!

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Boards on display at Hermosa businesses: January 15 - March 18

Art & History Walk: February 2

Art & Coffee Walk: March 8-10

Scavenger Hunt: March 8-18

State of the Art (boards on exhibit): April 20

Online Auction April 20, 9:00pm

Thanks for attending our first Art Walk. Read about it here.

BAH Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

Stroll around Downtown Hermosa Beach and identify at least 20* skateboard names in participating businesses. Submit your completed postcard to the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce (120 Pier Avenue). We're open M-F, 11am - 5pm OR you can submit the postcard through the mail slot on the door.

Hunt begins March 8 and ends Monday, March 18, 5pm. Winners will be selected and contacted the week of March 31.

Participation Rules:

  • *Must identify at least 5 skateboard names in each area of Downtown (four areas) for a total of 20 identified board names. See four Downtown areas and the participating businesses below.
  • All ages are welcome to participate. It's not just for kids!
  • All submitted postcards are checked for completion and accuracy and raffled to decide the winners. All drawn postcards and winners will be contacted individually to pick up their prize at the Chamber of Commerce.
  • Have fun!


Boards Map

Paired Businesses and Artists

*If you're participating in the Scavenger Hunt, you'll want to identify at least 5 skateboard names in each area of Downtown Hermosa Beach (four areas) for a total of 20 identified boards. The names of the boards can be found on the sheet near the board detailing the artist name, board name and a skateboard history fact.

AREA 1: UPPER PIER AVE (from Monterey to Bard)

Business Name (alpha) Artist Name
Beck & Brix Home Josh Barnes/Love & Loyalty
El Tarasco Kevin Smigel
Fritto Misto Ashley Huebner
Inch Emily Tanaka
Kuleana Holistic Health Fiona Dowdee
Maximus Ethan McFarland
Mimosa Salon Wink Barber
Pier Medical Aesthetics Catherine DiSalle
Rockefeller Cafe Greg Horeczko
The Bike Shop Sara Reedy
The Source Cafe Kerry Stitt
Uncorked Lynnie Sterba
West Coast Sweat Marie Recine


AREA 2: LOWER PIER AVE (from Monterey to Hermosa Ave)

Business Name (alpha) Artist Name
Amaloa Healing Arts Cesar Levy
Beach Beauty Aveda Salon Monika Kahlil
Beach Bound Sports Angelique Thermes Martin
curious…. Jessy/Titty City
Details Jayime Jean
Fundamental Coast Katy Jenssen
Gum Tree Shop & Cafe Rafael McMaster
Hermosa Barbershop & Supply Victoria White
Hermosa Chamber John Vandeneykel
Jessica Rose Salon Chelsea Stambler
Marlin Equity Ms. Ripley’s Hermosa Valley Art Students
Mike's Guitar Parlor John Slocovich
Powers Realty Armelle Ngo
Wicked+ Lui Amador
Zane’s Peter Marquis


AREA 3: HERMOSA AVE (any boards on Hermosa Ave)

Business Name (alpha) Artist Name
Coastal Nano Nobrega curated exhibit
Coastal Lane Nail Bar Emma Goeldner
Creamy Boys Hanni Schmeider
Decadence Rachel Cudmore
Encanto Eva Asiddao
Fox & Farrow Delilah Brien
Guisado’s Marv Beltran
Hermosa Brewing Co. Chip Herwegh
Japonica Adam Wagner
Lucky 7 Coffee Nicole Sherman
Paisano's Emma Goeldner
Pedone’s Alex Hixson
Red & Louie’s Wendy Stillman
Seymour Jewelers Dan Wonderly
SoHo Yoga Erin Van Sloten
Soul Bungalow Danette Mitchell
Underground Riley Roberts


AREA 4: PIER PLAZA+ (all other boards)

Business Name (alpha) Artist Name
Oakberry Acai Bowls Jane Miho
Patrick Malloy’s Jennifer Sayre
Sea Sprite Hotel Dan Wonderly
Spyder Surf Francziska Steagall
The Bungalow (BONE by Dawn) Audrey Gilmore
The Lighthouse Cafe Pieter Reed
Tower 12 Rob Graves
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