Jay Adams is a legend in the skateboarding community; one of the original Dogtowner's. As I said recently to a friend, he's one of the guys that puts the "O" in "OG". Jay was born February 3, 1961 in Venice, California and was one of the original Z-Boys. Of him, Tony Alva said that while "some kids are born and raised on graham crackers and milk, he was born and raised on surfing and skateboarding."
For more information on Jay Adams, see his Wikipedia article. Now, the videos:
Jay on the history of Venice:
Jay skating now:
Jay skating then:
(Photo source: Tracker Trucks)