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3rd and Army

3rd and Army

San Francisco - California, United States



3rd and Army is one of the most famous spots in the world, and one of the few that you can still skate in San Francisco. It's located at the end of Indiana Street and gets its name from its location between 3rd Street and Cesar Chavez Street (formerly called Army). It's a ledge paradise for any street skater and many professionals have skated there, for example, Dennis Busenitz. It's easy to find this spot in videos that were filmed in San Francisco, and they have even celebrated shows and competitions there, showing that it is a place with many possibilities.


It's characterised by the amount of ledges with various shapes and heights, thick rails, curved ledges, various gaps, obstacles to jump and even a mini quarter and a bank which the local skaters built. There is always someone skating there and it's common for the locals to take obstacles that they find to use there. It is said that Mike Carrol discovered it from the highway back in the nineties and it has since been one of the best spots in the world. Go and find out for yourself.

The weather is perfect in September. Some of the ledges are very worn due to the hundreds of skaters that have been at this spot. It can occasionally be cold and windy. Sometimes the port water smells bad so if your board falls in, it's probably best to leave it there.
What’s there?
  • Rails
  • Ledges
    Ledges, Manual pads, Curve ledges
  • Pipes
    Quarter, Wallride
  • Jumps
  • Stairs
    2 and 3 Stairs,Gaps
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