Words by Reuben Barrack
On October 9th, 2021 the friends and family of Marc “Shockus” Delellis gathered at his favorite skatepark in Ocean Beach, San Diego to remember the life of a great skateboarder and friend. It’s been seven years since the passing of our dear homie Marc. With the event back in full swing, phasing out the second wave of the pandemic, the mass turnout of fellow rippers felt familiar and the vibes were at an all time high. Some new to the park and OGs alike came through and paid their respects to Shockus by busting their most difficult maneuvers while having the most fun in the process.
The morning sesh was Shockus’ preferred time to hit the park. So this year I made sure to get there as early as I possibly could to get it going before everything got too crowded. Long time friend of the mag James Truesdale suggested I hippy jump over the rail across the medium into the transition, which seemed really sketchy to dive straight into while I was still trying to get warm for the day. He’d been trying to get someone to handle it for years and no one wanted any of that smoke. However, I pushed through my shakiness and somehow rolled away fourth try with no battle scars! I just thought about how hyped Shockus would be to see something new go down at the park, also during the morning sesh no less. Every time I step on my board I’m still trying to push myself for you, Marc!
Also want to give a major shout-out to Mikey Morris for getting his hands dirty with a shovel early in the morning by getting all the garbage and gunk out of the concrete can in order to skate it atop of the medium. Also rolled it into the park and managed to get an NBD on the can with a heavy switch nose pivot! Take notes kids, if you want something done right don’t be afraid to do it yourself and spark it up for you and your friends. And always remember to skate for those who no longer can and always tell your friends you love them.
See you next year!
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