Mark “Monk” Hubbard
Founder of Grindline Skateparks
[October 27, 1970 – June 8, 2018]
Since day one, Monk had a vision of the world unifying around skateboarding and he made it his mission to build skate communities around the globe. His primary intention was always to give those around him a sick place to skate and to inspire them to continue forward into the future by building skateparks themselves.
The mark he made on the world is grounded in concrete and his spirit lives on in everyone he ever encountered. Monk was humble and charitable, donating his time to building Burnside, Marginal Way, the West Seattle Bowls, multiple skateparks on Native American Reservations and so much more. Monk leaves behind over 350 skateparks built by Grindline and we will always remember everything he did for skateboarding. R.I.P. Monk.
Juice Magazine #76 featuring Mark Hubbard on the cover is dedicated to the memory of Monk and the DIY spirit and a generation of builders who have been inspired by what the OGs of Burnside sparked with a vision to throw down some concrete and make it happen.
Whether it’s mixing up a bag of concrete in a wheel barrow just to tranny up to a flat wall or digging out a bowl for weeks just to make a dream pool happen, we want to thank all those who took it upon themselves to create a skate scene in their town so the locals have a place to ride, have fun, and experience the camaraderie of the global skate family!
We have all seen that there are no limits to the creativity of forms and structures you can dream to build. To see the new generation of skaters coming up, riding and envisioning what they want to skate, shows us that the future is bright! We can’t wait to see what future skatescapes will be built and shredded by everyone!
Thank you again Burnside OGs and all DIY builders and also thanks to the ‘70s skatepark designers who inspired them and showed them how gnarly it could be done!
– Words by Jim “Murf” Murphy.
– Cover photo by Arto Saari
Subscriptions and single copies of Juice Magazine #76 are now available here and will be landing on newsstands and independent surf/skate/music stores soon.
Juice Magazine 76 – Mark “Monk” Hubbard founder of Grindline Skateparks on the cover, photo by Arto Saari. Juice 76 features: Bad Brains, Barbara Kruger, Beyond The Streets, Burnside Skatepark, Channel Street Skatepark, Dave “Science” Maxwell, DIY Life, Durand Beasley, Duty Now For The Future, Ed Peck, Artisan Skateparks, FDR Skatepark, Grindline Skateparks, H.R., Ivan Hosoi, Jason Dill, Jason “Tippy” Tipp, Leeside, Marginal Way Skatepark, Mark “Monk” Hubbard, Sheepside, Smutty Smiff, The Rockats, Thomas Dupere and Washington Street Skatepark.
Sick, badass, rad and always a jolly good gnarly read!