Keep on Truckin'

HACKETT_1978_KONA_CHAMPOn June 4, 1977, one of the nation’s earliest skateboarding icons opened in Jax. This month, Kona Skatepark hosts a 40th anniversary festival.

“This is a celebration of skateboard culture,” says park owner Martin Ramos. “All the legends have been skating our competitions since the beginning. It’s a big reunion.”

A few of those legends from skating’s “DogTown” days, including Tony Alva, Dave Hackett and Christian Hosoi, shred Kona Friday night and share tales all week. Live music, daily competitions, food and art are also on deck. June 22-25. $10 to watch, $20 to skate.