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These 18 GIFs Of Venice Beach In The 1980s Are Totally Rad

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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?

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Or some gnarly waves?

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And, of course, there has to be some choice breakdancing moves:

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And what would a beach scene be without some frisbee tricks...

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...or skateboarders...

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...or this guy juggling bowling balls?

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We're also big fans of this guy sporting plenty of flair and rollerskating with his dog:

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Gotta throw in some 80s punks...

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...and a bit of glossy makeup...

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...and definitely some bright 80s gear:

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They even headed down to the Santa Monica Pier to catch these guys popping wheelies.

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And for good 80s measure, here are some more awesome rollerskating moves:

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"Hello!" from 1984:

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And for your enjoyment, the Venice Beach montage from Hot Moves complete with a soundtrack that will probably get stuck in your head: