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About Chill LA



Chill LA was established in 2000, five years after Chill’s inception in Burlington. Since our kickoff season, Chill LA has served more than 1,200  youth across Los Angeles. Today, Chill LA offers a surf program and a skateboard program. 

Through these programs, we teach important life lessons like Respect, Patience, Persistence, Courage, Responsibility, and Pride.

Chill works with youth from low-income communities, juvenile justice, mental health, drug treatment, transitional housing, foster care, and after-school programs to overcome challenges they are facing in their everyday lives.


We hosted our first full six-week skate program in the fall of 2015. Our program features private lessons for our teens provided  by Skatelab, and a pre-skate “classroom” area to delve into our weekly life lessons. All boards were generously donated to us from Board Rescue. This year, we are proud to announce that we've added an afternoon session as well, doubling the youth enrolled in our skate program! 



More details on surf programs coming soon! 


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Chill la is hiring!

We’re looking for a youth development rockstar to run skate and surf programs in the LA area. Click here for more info or to apply.

I have to keep on trying to best myself and always keep on pushing the envelope, no matter how heavy that envelope is.
— Chill Skate Participant

Our Host Skatepark


Skatelab opened in 1997 and houses a skatepark, the Skateboard Museum which houses over 5,000 vintage skateboards, scooters and other items of skateboard memorabilia dating from the 1960s to present day, which recognizes and honors the history of skateboarding and those influential figures who have significantly shaped skateboarding and culture throughout the years. and the Skateboarding Hall of Fame.  

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Alex Wiktor (he/him) | LA Program Coordinator | alexw@chill.org

Born in Santa Monica, got his degree at Long Beach State, and taught snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain, Alex has California running through his veins. He now resides back at the beach, enjoying the surf and the sun, while still running back to the mountains to play on his snowboard as much as possible. Alex has a background in communication with a love for the outdoors and history of experiential education. First CD? Gorillaz 2001.