48 Blocks was launched in 2006 in San Francisco. As an early adopter of publishing original skateboard-related content on the internet, the site became widely popular and gained an international audience during its formative years.
Initially, the focus was skateboarding and the culture surrounding it in the Bay Area. That soon expanded to include a broader focus on skateboarding’s global culture. From 2006 through 2013, the site actively produced interviews and video content featuring a wide range of skaters, artists, photographers, and related people.
Since its inception, 48 Blocks has been based in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and is currently located in Brooklyn, NY.
The site took a bit of a hiatus between 2013 and 2017 in order to pursue outside projects.
For its latest incarnation, we’ve remastered our favorite 84 interviews from the classic site into an updated archive, and cataloged an ongoing list of links to outside projects relevant to the topics discussed here over the years. We’ve always got new things in the works. Stay tuned for updates.