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Welcome to the I Heart Costa Mesa Show! Where a couple of neighbors with a microphone live, learn and love on Costa Mesa, California. We'll be interviewing locals, sharing stories and connecting with our community. Follow along!

Mar 15, 2019

Episode 2, of Season 3, is here! We've got Joey Lopez, founder and owner of Shreducate Academy, on the podcast today. Lopez is at the forefront of school skateboarding leagues, kids' sk8 lessons, and the movement to turn skating into a legit, internationally-recognized sport.

We cover so much with Lopez, it's hard to enumerate! He's got big plans to make his mark on the skate world, instilling a love of skateboarding for kids all over Orange County. Check it out!

Connect with Joey Lopez and Shreducate Academy:


Instagram: @shreducate_academy



On this episode, we discuss:

Costa Mesa High School:

Estancia High School:

Jamie Riedling:

Costa Mesa Boardriders Coalition:

National Scholastic Skateboarding League:

OC Skateboarding League:

Lords of Dogtown:

Attic Skate Shop: @attic_skate_shop

Element Skateboards:


Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, Seinfeld / Chris Rock:

Rocky Evans, I Love Skate Parks:

Halecrest Park Swim and Tennis Club:

Sidecar Doughnuts:

El Matador:

Maru Sushi:

Action Arts In The Park:

I Heart Costa Mesa is sponsored by:

Music Factory School of Music

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Producer: Danny Thompson (

Intro / Outro Voiceover: Brian Kazarian

Music: Eddie “DJ Kaboom” Iniestra