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Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) is a documentary about the history of skateboarding.

Using a mix of film of the Zephyr skateboard team shot in the 1970s by Craig Stecyk and more recent interviews, the documentary tells the story of a group of teenage surfer/skateboarders and their influence on the history of skateboarding (and to a lesser extent surfing) culture. It is narrated by Sean Penn and directed by Stacy Peralta.

Dogtown is the nickname of a portion of "the Venice/Santa Monica, California area that Pacific Ocean Park bridge[s]. Jeff Ho's shop was on the corner of Bay and Main, right next to where the Horizons West shop founded by Z-Boy Nathan Pratt currently exists.

The Z-Boy story was also made into a feature film, Lords of Dogtown, in late 2005.




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