Time To Say Goodbye

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.


4 Responses to Time To Say Goodbye

  1. Sydney Goldberg says:

    Hey Jeffrey,
    Loved your post. Short, sweet, and to the point. Plus that picture of Bart is pretty epic.


  2. steve56435 says:

    bye bye carlsbad i lov you you wer my firt tre flip down some thing big

    • mkbain says:

      I think you need to up that to your first tre flip down something massive! We will miss you Carlsbad Gap, but you live on in the minds of skaters and the few recreations out there.

  3. Jax says:

    I live in Carlsbad and my younger brother goes to Carlsbad High.. and I’m 99% sure they aren’t even renovating that part of the school! Long live the Gap!

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