Born in 1957 in Santa Monica, California, Tony was an original member of the Z-Boys skate/surf team when it was formed in the mid 1970’s.
Tony is arguably one of the most important skaters of all time. Tony’s intense surf style approach to skating ignited a flame that became the blazing fire that is modern skateboarding. Tony was one of the original backyard barge and charge pool skaters, in fact he was the first person to ever be photographed doing a frontside air.
In 1979, at age 19, Tony’s skateboard company took off to take his vision for skateboarding into his own hands and create an authentic skate brand, after all, this company is still around today and is known simply as Alva Skates. Alva skates is certainly one of the most legendary skateboard companies to ever exist, thanks to Tony’s specific brand image and the remarkable shapes and graphics they’ve created over the years. Tony has had some of the most influential, individualistic, and overall radical skaters of all time on their team. featuring names like Bill Danforth, Eddie Reatugi, Fred Smith, Dave Duncan, John Tex Gibson, Craig Johnson, as well as Jeff Hartsel, just to name a few.
Alva has always had shapes and graphics that are ahead of the game, while maintaining extremely high quality. To this day Alva creates shapes that fit the individual needs of modern pool and transition skaters. The graphics are hand screened with beautiful colours, moreover the boards are sanded perfectly to feel just right in your hands. Alva is truly a top of the line skateboard company that possesses the unique history and knowledge to back it up!
The Alva scratch logo patch is the perfect accessory for any item of skate gear or clothing you want to stick it to. The Alva Scratch logo is a classic design and gives an agressive 80’s vibe thanks to the red and black colouring of the embroidery.This Alva Scratch logo patch is sure to breathe new life into whatever item you put it on, wether it be shoes,shirts,pants,hats or jackets.This patch is 3.5″ wide and totally rad!
ALVA SCRATCH LOGO PATCH
- 3.5″ Diameter
- Red and Black
- Breathes New Life Into Clothing
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Tony Alva, Eric Dressen and Geoff Rowley took a skate trip to the majestic lands of New Mexico, thanks to Vans, to support the All Nations Skate Jam. Here’s a clip of TA doing what he does best at the top of Indian School Ditch. Filming by Eric Dressen