RIP "Baby Paul" Cullen: Dogtown, Z-Boy, youngest member of the original Zephyr skate team.


14 Responses to “RIP "Baby Paul" Cullen: Dogtown, Z-Boy, youngest member of the original Zephyr skate team.”

  1. Anonymous says:

    XOXOXO :(

  2. Anonymous says:

    Baby Paul was put to rest on Sunday July 26, 2009. Many locals from past and present participated in a epic paddle out service. Over two hundred people show up to pay respect to this legend of Venice/Santa Monica surf culture. Seventy five to one hundred surfers paddled out after eulogy’s of the late surfer were shared in front of the Venice pier. I will always have fond memories of PC. He had his share of problems but his smile had a way of letting you know that life was fun. His brother brian led the services and his Mother,Daughter and friends circled around sharing stories of this bad ass ripper and Close friend. I remember skating Paul Revere, Kenter, Man Hole,Rabbit hole and any other empty pool we could drain.
    Ray Mickshaw

  3. Anonymous says:

    i knew paul from way back. its funny cause by the time he was a teenager he was already a big partier, and i didn’t realize he had skated for zepher until later, but always knew him as a real local with heart and a screwed up drug problem. i’d see him frequently at the rose parking lot with guys like snapper, who also sucumbed to h.
    i am also an old school sm local skater and have been fighting my way through this desease myself.on or about the night paul passed i decided enough was enough without yet realizing that paul had overdosed and decided when i found out for sure, i really did need to do this to save my life. although i havn’t had much contact with pc in several years. i will miss him.

  4. Anonymous says:

    RIP Baby Paul we love you Arthur Lake and family
    Brian call us if we can do anything

  5. Anonymous says:

    Sorry to see that people are posting how he died before any toxicology results have been received. People just assume things, when you have a past….that it has to be this. But we all know what happens when you assume….So putting out that message, before the truth is told, well if you did really care a shit or whatever, or were a true “bro”, well you just wouldn’t do that. State the fact, that he died, he was an awesome shredder…he was Baby Pau.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Awesome photos of Paul Cullen in my early Skateboarder Magazines…the one with the bird was a personal favorite..and of him crouched low and closed to the banks and pools…ripping with substance and style..The scene in Dogtown and Z-Boys where Paul talks about watching Larry Bertleman surfing, touching the wave..and Paul says “When I saw Larry a a cutback..I wanted to copy that.. more than anything in life itself..on a skateboard..if I couldn’t do it in the water I will do it on a skateboard…” I couldn’t have said that better myself..I wasjust getting into skateboarding @ the time 1970′s in rural south Georgia..and Paul described exactly how I felt learning to skateboard..2000 miles away..and as a recovering alcoholic/addict myself (10 1/2 yrs sober)..I empathize and share his frustration and pain..Much love goes out to Paul and his family and close friends…Rest In Peace..see ya @ banks and bowls in the sky..100% SKATEBOARDER FOR LIFE..Cosmic Calvin peace and namaste’

  7. tafkajp says:

    @1 “If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it”

  8. acadx says:

    i really hated to see this about baby paul, he was really someone i looked up to in the skateboard world,
    i also have a similar issue with drugs, baby paul R.I.P.

  9. Anonymous says:

    The comments in the post are gutwrenching.

  10. Anonymous says:

    A dogtowner he always was
    A dogtowner he always been
    A dogtowner he always will be

    R.I.P Paul Cullen

    from France,Paris

  11. Anonymous says:

    we in new zealand knew of him from the old daze .a legend to the end . we will catch ya later bro ,rip

  12. Anonymous says:

    Not to long ago I be-friend Kathryn, Paul’s Mother and we attended a mutal friend’s birthday party and sang when Irish Eyes are smiling, after wards she spoke of her sons in such a loving manner that I felt that I knew Paul and Brian personally. I had no idea Paul was so famous and talented. Regardless of why or what he died of the fact remainds that he did. Lets be kind and pray or chant or what ever it is for his eternal peace. Lets respect his mother’s pain and remember that death does not give us reason to air addictions, it just doesnot matter now. Kathryn I pray that your Irish Eyes are smiling soon. Fondly, Linda

  13. WalterBillington says:

    Sad to hear of his passing. I bought a board recently, first time in 20 years (why?), and was generally ill at ease with many of the brand names and graphics in current use. “Heroin”, for instance.

    Heroin is insidious and hateful, and gives addicts no respite. It tears their soul apart and leaves room for nothing more than the next fix. And they forget everything – dying mothers, lost families, education, love.

    So I’m mournful for his passing, but fearful of the glamourising of the narcotics going on. Every millimetre we give to these drugs, is a group of kids on their way to be junkies.

    @2 I’m in some kind of agreement – viz Portugal drug laws and the Economist – the way to suffocate the plague is to legalise globally, educate globally, and watch the criminal apparatus collapse.

    But please, in memoriam, stop putting money into the narcotics system, even if it is just a board with a “label”.

  14. J France says:

    So very sad to hear of several high profile people dying of heroin overdoses recently. And damned stupid that many more will die because of stupid drug laws.

    So very, very sad.

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