Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, California is home to approx. 3000 students per year, and the world’s most famous skate spot. However, the enormous school has recently begun $86 million in renovations, and the Carlsbad Gap will be destroyed forever.
School officials are not tearing down this gap to shun skateboarders though… it’s stricly business. In fact, the school embraces its part in skateboarding history… opening up the gap to several contests and filming sessions during its last months, often drawing hundreds of spectators.
This is not Carlsbad High School’s only link to action sports either… the school has a VERY impressive list of alumni including X-Games guru Sal Masekela, professional surfer Taylor Knox, Shaun “I am actions sports” White, and Tony “I was action sports” Hawk.
So I guess this is the end. Time to say goodbye to the most iconic spot in the history of skateboarding. Stay gold Carlsbad, stay gold.
Jeffrey Schmid has been riding a snowboard since the age of nine, and he loves it more now than he did then. He is also an avid skateboarder, and spends his time heavily immersed in the action sports scene in Western Canada. A true shop kid, and a strong believer that action sports is the answer to all of life’s problems.