Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams, who was one of the original Z-Boys, passed away a week ago whilst on an extended surfing trip in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. In his youth, Jay won several championships in skateboarding and surfing and was renowned for his style, which was so fluid that he was nicknamed “Pure Seed” and even “The Chosen One.” Jay was something of a purist and chose to stick close to the renegade side of skateboarding and shied away from the big-money contests which eventually arose in the skateboarding world. Despite a turbulent life – which included some jail time – Jay was dedicated to the pursuit of stoke and died at the age of 53, on a surf trip. Does it get much better?
You stay classy,