Pala

Pooling Around

Made popular by Peter Hewitt and John Cardiel in Antihero's Cash Money Vagrant video (2003), Pala is up there with the most well-covered pools ever skated and documented. Located on an old dairy farm in San Diego county, the owner granted access for one of the two abandoned pools on the property, but could never have anticipated the magnitude of its allure—causing him to eventually have both pools filled ­in with dirt. This was the end to a short-­lived resurgence of pool skating in the area that reignited a flame in the multitude of dudes that had the pleasure of skating there.
 
Recently (and 12 ­years later), a group of locals took it upon themselves to break ground at Pala to resurrect the legendary pool and TSM was there to take heed of the action.
 
Moments like these never last.