In 1984, 12-year-old Bucky Lasek woke on Christmas morning to find a Steve Caballero skateboard and his calling under the family tree. Amazingly, Lasek, turning 40 this December, still makes a living as a skateboarder after turning pro more than two decades ago.
The Dundalk native, with six X Games gold medals to his name, started developing his skills on the infamous “Hell Ramp” (see photo below) back in the day at the old Fisherman’s Inn on Miller’s Island and with road trips to skateparks in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Returning to Ocean City this week for the annual summer Dew Tour (he bested Shaun White, the Olympic snowboarding champion, among others, to win last year’s vert title at Ocean City), Lasek tells Baltimore that he and his friends “would go anywhere to skate,” coming up.
Scheduled this Thursday through Sunday, the Dew Tour features skateboard and BMX competitions, as well as a surf event and multiple music performances. Anybody heading to Ocean...