About the Book
There is an updated version which now includes 34 extra pages of photos taken in 2011.
The Super Mellow Beach Cruise 2007-2010 book features the best photos taken during these 21 longboarding sessions. This small, 7 x 7 inch book is carefully organized by date, with colour commentary by session organizer Ponyta. The book features 80 pages of photographs taken by skaters Angela, Crash_10, Cris, Dementedlydreaded, DPDH, K52LT, LU!!!, Maggie, mookiethechocolatehorse, Nando and his wife, oddone, phirley, Ponyta, robc and sterling.
The book documents these fun, stoke-filled sessions along the Toronto waterfront, from the ubiquitous photos of longboards lined up on the beach to the dreamy black + white photography of robc. Think of it as a kind of yearbook for people who were there, as well as a great souvenir for skaters who've since left town for greener pastures, i.e. bigger hills.
Please note that no profit is being made from the sale of this book.
Ponyta bought a pink plastic banana board when she was twelve and proceeded to teach herself how to do tic tacs. She modified that skateboard until only the original trucks were left and eventually sold it in a garage sale. She skated on a pool board in the eighties when skateboarding was just about as hip as playing with a hoola-hoop. Inspired by the documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys, Ponyta eventually purchased a new-school deck. Two kick tails, eh? and her love of skating was renewed. Upon seeing people whizzing by on longer decks, Ponyta found a used longboard on Craigslist and fell in love with the bigger, softer wheels. By chance, she met up with like-minded individuals on the Ontario Longboarding Forum where she started to invite skaters to The Super Mellow Beach Cruise sessions. Now it's all does via Facebook, of course. Ponyta loves to skate. It's been over thirty years...