Solid Surf USA

Solid Surf Skateball

Making the Solid Surf UK post reminded me that I was sitting on some shots of a skateball installation at Solid Surf in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Tim Ebaugh sent me the scans from his friend, photographer AL Porterfield. Check ’em out after the jump. Tim has a site called Vintage Florida Skateboard as well as helping out with Grind For Life and Florida Skater. We also linked to his Bowl Rider’s Cup coverage.

Skateball at Solid Surf skatepark in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

It’s odd but there doesn’t really seem to be any images of the old Fort Lauderdale Solid Surf skatepark out there on the web.

Skater – Dan Murray.

Skateball at Solid Surf skatepark in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Solid Surf Skateball - Dan Murray

Solid Surf Skateball - Dan Murray


  1. patrick sherman on March 18, 2008 - Reply

    that ramp is the same as the old clown ramp in dallas 9 foot trans right up to vert (clown/blue ramp had vert added) fun as shit

  2. Oldfartsk8r on August 16, 2008 - Reply

    Not much, but I do have a flyer from the old Solid Surf.

    Your welcome to use it, cotact me if you want a bigger scan.

    • Craig on May 17, 2013 - Reply

      Hey. Please have Oldfartsk8r contact me. I want to see if he has a better scan than I do of the Solid Surf flier. Urgent. Thanks.

  3. I will do that.

  4. Dan Murray on September 1, 2008 - Reply

    I have a lot of shots and video(film trnasfers) of Solid Surf Ft. Lauderdale If you would like them.

  5. The Pics of me on the Pinball Ramp were at a Miami park called Runway… Ther were 2 Runway parks. One near U of M where the Burger King Commercial was shot.
    Monty Nolder and Robbie Weir’s first home park. and this one on west 103rd street. I have tons of actual Solid Surf pics and video… How do I upload them to you?

  6. Mad Carver on April 26, 2012 - Reply

    I have pictures of the pool and ramp are at old Solid Surf that I could share.Radical.

  7. Tim Brown on February 15, 2013 - Reply

    Alan Gelfand has some shots of Dan Murray at Solid Surf on his website…

  8. David Russell on January 3, 2015 - Reply

    I had a great time skating back in the day. Including the commercial with Dan and Robbie which we should sometime around 1981 I believe

  9. Whiskey on January 19, 2015 - Reply

    I actually own two of the blue fiberglass half pipes and the full blue pipe. I got them from a guy in town (Missouri) who was injured in a car accident for free, he was excited to see someone get use out of them. As kids we rode these things all day and night. Our house was the hot spot being we lived so far out in the country. That was twenty five years ago now. I passed the half pipes on to the next generation but kept the full pipe as the Missouri weather damaged the wood skeleton inside the fiberglass. Instead of throwing it out and just letting it become land fill my wife and I turned it on its side put a roof on it and stuck it down in the woods where it’s now a fully functional mini house. Thank you for the information on these ramps. I had no idea there were more of them out there!

    After finding this sight, these may be the ramps I have and had! We are close to where this park was.

    I have pix of the full pipe, that I still have, but do not know how to post them. If interested in the pix let me know and I can email them?
    Also I never new why it had the light holes all over it till now. We took the lights out and put wood plugs in their place to get rid of the thump thump!

    • Greg Hinds on February 14, 2017 - Reply

      Do you still have those panels? I’m actually looking for some replacement panels for the Clown Ramp/Blue Ramp that was in Dallas in the 80’s. I have 21 sections but the lower blue sections are in really bad shape. email me

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