“Jay Boy: The Early Years of Jay Adams” Book

“JAY BOY: The Early Years of Jay Adams” book with photos by Kent Sherwood (Jay’s stepfather) will be re-released this spring by Universe/Rizzoli. Glen E. Friedman designed the original version of this book in 2005-2006 with Jay Boy, and there are amazing photographs in here as well as shots from Paul Revere that weren’t in the original edition. Besides all of the incredible photos of Jay, there are photos of Shogo Kubo, Tony Alva, Baby Paul Cullen, Wentzle Ruml IV and many others. Kent Sherwood has instructed Rizzoli to give all royalties to Jay’s children, Seven and Venice, and his widow, Tracy.

“Jay Boy: The Early Years of Jay Adams” is an absolutely magnificent book and a must-have for everyone with an interest in skateboarding. The images evoke a time of innocence and pure passion for skateboarding and surfing that will bring a smile to your face and a glow to your heart. Jay Boy forever. Never forget.” – Juice Magazine

This book can be pre-ordered on Amazon now if you type in “Jay Boy – The Early Years of Jay Adams” or click the link here:




Back Cover Note:

Skateboarding legend Jay Adams’s sudden and unexpected death at the age of fifty-three shocked the world. Media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, The Hollywood Reporter, ESPN, MTV, The Telegraph, and People magazine, to name only a few, paid tribute to Jay Adams; the broad coverage he received speaks to the immense influence Jay had on the sport of skateboarding and the subsequent culture he helped grow and shape. Universe Publishing is pleased to bring back into print the little-known book of photographs of Jay Adams’s earliest days as a surfer and skateboarder, taken by his stepfather Kent Sherwood.

Sherwood is directly responsible for unleashing Adams’s talent on the world: he introduced Jay at a very young age to surfing and skateboarding. Sherwood began shooting the young Jay Adams at play, surfing and skating with his friends, including Tony Alva, Shogo Kubo, and Wentzle Ruml IV, among many others. The book also includes sweet and revealing thoughts about his past, written by Adams before he passed away. Jay Boy is an endearing, intimate early look at the gifted Adams, his friends, and his family.

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