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Stacy Peralta circa 1976
Stacy Peralta circa 1976

Stacy Peralta (born October 15, 1957) is an American director, as well as a former professional skateboarder, team surfer and entrepreneur. He is one of the original Z-Boys. Image File history File links Stacy_Peralta. ... Image File history File links Stacy_Peralta. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A skateboarder performing a frontside lipslide Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or performing tricks with a skateboard. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... The Dogbowl. The Z-Boys were a group of skateboarders from Santa Monica/Venice Beach area in the 1970s who are credited with popularizing skateboarding and essentially creating the punk/skater subculture that now exists. ...

He was born in California. At age 16, Peralta began competing with the Zephyr team, a group sponsored by the surf shop "Jeff Ho and Zephyr Surfboard Productions". His second sponsor was "Gordon and Smith." The Del Mar Nationals was his first competition, a contest with two board skate categories, slalom and freestyle. He nevertheless placed well, sixth or eighth in the freestyle. Following the Del Mar Nationals, Peralta worked to master the conventional maneuvers required of competitive freestyle skating, and within eight months of his first competition became the number three skateboard freestyler at the World Skateboard Championship.[1] He even showcased his talent in the popular television show, Charlie's Angels. Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article is about the television series. ...

Peralta can lay claim to the invention of the frontside lipslide, although this was on the rolled-over lip of skatepark bowls-it took the young Alan Losi to take it to the coping at the Upland Pipeline skatepark. To help skaters ride this maneuver in, Stacey came up with a device called a "lapper" which was essentially a tough polyethylene flap that bolted to the front of the board's rear truck. These are rarely seen nowadays.

At the age of 19, Peralta became the highest-ranked professional skateboarder. Soon after, he joined with manufacturer George Powell to form the Powell-Peralta skate gear company. With the financial backing of Powell-Peralta, Peralta formed the seminal Bones Brigade, a skate team comprised of some the best skaters at the time, many of whom revolutionized modern skateboarding. He also began directing and producing the first skating demo videos for skaters such as Tony Hawk. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bones Brigade is a highly successful skate team that featured many of todays top pro skateboarders. ... This article is about the American skateboarder. ...

Stacy Peralta is also credited in the 1985 movie Real Genius with Val Kilmer, William Atherton and Gabriel Jarret. Stacy played commander of a fictional space vehicle delivering a deadly laser toward an unsuspecting criminal during the film's opening scene. Real Genius is a 1985 comedy film starring Val Kilmer and Gabriel Jarret. ... Val Edward Kilmer[1] (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. ... William Atherton (born William Atherton Knight) is an American film actor. ... Gabriel Jarret (b. ...

In 1992, Peralta left Powell-Peralta to direct and produce for television full-time. His still-lingering love of the board manifested itself in the film, Dogtown and Z-Boys, a documentary film regarding the legendary skateboard team known as the Z-Boys, and Riding Giants, a 2004 documentary of the history of modern big wave surfing and tow-in surfing. Dogtown won an award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Peralta also wrote the screenplay for the dramatic retelling of the Dogtown days in Lords of Dogtown (2005). Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) is a documentary about the history of skateboarding. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... Riding Giants is a 2004 documentary film directed and narrated by Stacy Peralta, a famous skater/surfer who helped to define modern skateboarding. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Big wave surfing is a discipline in surfing where riders paddle into or are towed onto waves which are at least 20 feet (6,2 m) high, on surf boards known as guns or rhino chasers. The bigger the wave, the faster it travels, and the bigger the surf board... Tow-in surfing is a surfing technique pioneered by Laird Hamilton, Buzzy Kerbox, Dave Kalama and others in the late 1990s where a surfer is towed into a breaking wave by a partner driving a personal watercraft or a helicopter with an attached tow-line. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the United States, and ranks alongside the Cannes, France, Venice, Italy, Berlin, Germany, and Toronto, Canada festivals as one of the most prestigious in the world. ... Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, written by Stacy Peralta. ...

Peralta's experience as an entrepreneur and skate demo filmmaker was adapted for the video game Tony Hawk's Underground; Peralta played himself in the game. Computer and video games redirects here. ... Tony Hawks Underground, also called THUG and loosely referred to as Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5, is a skateboarding video game available for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance and Xbox platforms released in 2003. ...

Divorced in the 1990s, he has one son, Austin. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Peralta is one quarter Mexican American on his father's side[citation needed]. The ethnonym Mexican-American describes United States citizens of Mexican ancestry (14 million in 2003) and Mexican citizens who reside in the US (10 million in 2003). ...


  1. ^ C.R. Stecyk III, SkateBoarder, "Who's Hot!-Stacy Peralta (Fall 1975) and "Fisheyed Freaks and Long Dogs with Short Tales", (June 1976)

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Stacy Peralta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (303 words)
Stacy Peralta (born October 15, 1957 in California) is an American director, as well as a former professional skateboarder, team surfer and entrepreneur.
He is one of the original Z-Boys and is well known in the skateboarding community as the one of the pioneers of the vert, or vertical, style of skateboarding, as an adaptation of typical surfing style.
Peralta also wrote the screenplay for the dramatic retelling of the Dogtown days in "Lords of Dogtown" (2005).
Campus Circle (708 words)
Peralta and his Santa Monica surfing buddies of the ’70s were the founders of modern skateboarding, reinventing the sport with a new surf-like style and vertical ramps.
Peralta’s attempt to articulate the elation of surfing not only offers an insider’s perspective into the alternative culture, but also establishes big wave surfing as a respectable sport and a true triumph in the ocean.
Peralta uses personal experiences to make his documentaries emotional and honest, which — in a similar way to how he describes surfing — is a "moment of purity" in Hollywood’s often overdone film industry.
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