The Jungle Bowl

Jungle Bowl Intro

This past month we have paid it a couple visits and have fallen in love with it. With each pool we skate this seems to be the result. 

The Jungle Bowl is another skate phenomena located in Southern California. We don’t know the history but have heard years of it passed around to us by many die-hards. This past month we have paid it a couple visits and have fallen in love with it. With each pool we skate this seems to be the result.

Alex - thrusting up a frontside

Alex can throw up some impossible frontsides.

Each time we have gone it has also had a new paint job courtesy of some local graffiti artists. The flies do tend to bother everyone, but its well worth dealing with. After all where else do you have a good backyard bowl that isn’t a bust.

It’s shaped like a imperfect Squash (Almost a kidney) and has about 100 layers of paint so it’s slippery. The road getting there is also an adventure in its self. Long and windy up to the top of a ridge overlooking the San Gabriel Valley. (No directions from us, sorry)

Mike McDogg gets a backside grind in the shallow end.

Mike McDogg gets a backside grind in the shallow end.

Here’s a 2 minute video clip of some of the footage we shot
while we were there.
ISDN/DSL or 56K

The Shallow end is ridable on both sides of the stairs making re-entry possible with lots of speed. If you ever meet someone who has been there and can get direction, you should probably buy them a case of beer to trade for directions. It’s well worth it to not pass it up. Don’t forget your water/beer/radio/bug spray for a truly fine session.