Z-Flex Bros at Beach Burrito Co.
Wednesday the 10th of June, a few of the Z-Flex Australia bros gathered at Beach Burrito Co. in Fitzroy, Melbourne for the launch and signing of Hugh Holland’s ‘Locals Only’ book launch. If you’re not familiar with Hugh by name, you may recognize some of his iconic images, all shot in California at the dawn of modern day skateboarding from 1975 -1978. An era that parallels the birth of Z-Flex. So when Beach Burrito Co invited us to rally some troops and join in on the event, we gladly accepted.
The added bonus here is that Beach Burrito Co’s Fitzroy location comes with one distinct difference to most restaurants. A super fun, yet equally gnarly kidney bowl right in the middle of the restaurant.
With the crew gathered the boys were given a short window of 30 minutes to have a roll before the masses piled in and a slide show of the ‘Locals Only’ images went down. 30 minutes isn’t long time to get accustomed to the super tight and whippy ‘Piston Head Lager’ Bowl so they didn’t waste a second.
Upstairs a line began to form and soon enough they were queued 40 deep to have Hugh Holland personally sign their copy of ‘Locals Only’. The crowds settled into their seats and the burritos and beers started to flow while Hugh’s photos were projected across the bowl and onto a big screen for all to take in.
And then came time for the session; the Z-Flex homies were joined by a few of the Vans Australia team to entertain the crowd and they did just that. Both the skating and atmosphere was epic, plenty of product was given away to stoke out the crowd, but let’s leave it to the video and photos to tell the story.
Owner of Truckstop Sk8 shop, Tony Chavez front-smiths his way round the bend in the deep.
Hey may be Australian but he can plant like a Texan. Jakob rides the Heiroglyph Deck
James now on some Z-Flex flow through his shop sponsor OCD Skateshop. 50 to fakie over the stairs
Chris Vaughn is generally found destroying the streets, he’s no slouch in a bowl either. Chris rides Script Deck
A Golden Ticket was randomly stashed amongst food orders, here’s the luck winner claiming his limited release Jay Adams Master Crafted V2 deck. Click here to jag yours before they’r gone.
Until next time amigos.
Skate Photography – Andrew Mapstone
Lifestyle Photography - Life Without Andy
Video – Filmed and edited by Jack Brittliff