Back issues of Thrasher Magazine are now available for free online. Needless to say, the archives are full of Venice Beach.
Here is a cover shot of Jesse Martinez from ’86.
Besides being an all around great guy, Jesse (along with VSA partner Geri Lewis) was responsible for getting the Venice Skate Park built. If you happen to get lucky while walking by, you may find Jesse tearing it up at the skate park like he was doing yesterday.
Click here to read the July 1986 Thrasher with Jesse on the cover. Scroll around for other issues.