These 18 GIFs Of Venice Beach In The 1980s Are Totally Rad
Strap on your roller skates and bust out your short-shorts, it's time to hit Venice Beach circa 1984.
We stumbled upon some sweet GIFs taken from the 1984 coming-of-age comedy Hot Moves that capture some totally rad shots of Venice Beach in the 80s. The mostly-forgotten movie is about a bunch of teenagers trying to lose their virginity as they cluelessly stumble around Venice. It's basically a precursor to American Pie and nowhere near as memorable as Porky's or Fast Times at Ridgemont High. So, while we can't necessarily endorse it as a quality film, they did manage to capture some pretty awesome scenes from Venice Beach.
What would Venice in the 80s be without some sweet rollerskating moves?
Or some gnarly waves?
And, of course, there has to be some choice breakdancing moves:
And what would a beach scene be without some frisbee tricks...
...or this guy juggling bowling balls?
We're also big fans of this guy sporting plenty of flair and rollerskating with his dog:
Gotta throw in some 80s punks...
...and a bit of glossy makeup...
...and definitely some bright 80s gear:
They even headed down to the Santa Monica Pier to catch these guys popping wheelies.
And for good 80s measure, here are some more awesome rollerskating moves:
"Hello!" from 1984:
And for your enjoyment, the Venice Beach montage from Hot Moves complete with a soundtrack that will probably get stuck in your head: