Original Z-Boy Bob Biniak Passed Away This Morning

I just found out that Bob Biniak, who you probably know as one of the original Dogtown Z-Boys suffered a cardiac arrest last sunday and passed away earlier today in Florida. He was 52. He was an inspiration to an entire generation of kids and will certainly be missed. (Above memorial image by his longtime friend Glen E Friedman, the obituary he wrote can be found here.)

8 thoughts on “Original Z-Boy Bob Biniak Passed Away This Morning”

  1. I remember meeting Bob for the first time at Kenter Canyon. Skating and surfing was what brought me together with Bob and the Z-Boys. I was a little younger than them. But they always looked out for me. I’m sad to hear Bob’s gone…amongst some others too, of recent. When I moved to L.A. I was trying to find where I would fit in. Bob and The Z-Boys became not only my friends but my extended family as well. Needless to say, they were an influential part of my life then. I moved away for along time. But as they say, You can a boy out of the hood, but never take the hood out the boy”. Though me and the boys haven’t been in contact for many years Bob the rest were and continue to be in my thoughts. Bless you Bob. Thanks for being one of my idols. You were awsome.
    Arnold Kirks

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