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California skateboard dreams

<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada skates at dusk in Encinitas, California, July 31, 2011. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada skates at dusk in Encinitas, California, July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada skates at dusk in Encinitas, California, July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart sets up a new skateboard at a shop in Escondido, California, January 5, 2012. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart sets up a new skateboard at a shop in Escondido, California, January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart sets up a new skateboard at a shop in Escondido, California, January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart rides in a dry drainage channel in San Diego, January 5, 2012. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart rides in a dry drainage channel in San Diego, January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart rides in a dry drainage channel in San Diego, January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart is shown in a multiple flash sequence doing an ollie air as he skates after sun set in Encinitas, California, July 31, 2011. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart is shown in a multiple flash sequence doing an ollie air as he skates after sun set in Encinitas, California, July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart is shown in a multiple flash sequence doing an ollie air as he skates after sun set in Encinitas, California, July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada takes some air off a transition in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada takes some air off a transition in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada takes some air off a transition in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart's signature board is seen on a display with dozen of other boards for sale at a skateboard shop in Escondido, California January 5, 2012. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart's signature board is seen on a display with dozen of other boards for sale at a skateboard shop in Escondido, California January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart's signature board is seen on a display with dozen of other boards for sale at a skateboard shop in Escondido, California January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart's logo is shown on the bottom of his skateboard while skateboarding in Oceanside, California December 14, 2011. 
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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart's logo is shown on the bottom of his skateboard while skateboarding in Oceanside, California December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart's logo is shown on the bottom of his skateboard while skateboarding in Oceanside, California December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada stands on his skateboard in the middle of a home he is currently renovating in Vista, California, December 14, 2011. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada stands on his skateboard in the middle of a home he is currently renovating in Vista, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada stands on his skateboard in the middle of a home he is currently renovating in Vista, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart slides along a metal rail while skateboarding in Oceanside, California December 14, 2011. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart slides along a metal rail while skateboarding in Oceanside, California December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart slides along a metal rail while skateboarding in Oceanside, California December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart sets up a new skateboard at a shop in Escondido, California, January 5, 2012. 

REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart sets up a new skateboard at a shop in Escondido, California, January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart sets up a new skateboard at a shop in Escondido, California, January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart takes a fall as he skates in Oceanside, California December 14, 2011. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart takes a fall as he skates in Oceanside, California December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart takes a fall as he skates in Oceanside, California December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada pushes along a road in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011.

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada pushes along a road in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada pushes along a road in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart holds his dog at home in Vista, California, December 14, 2011. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart holds his dog at home in Vista, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart holds his dog at home in Vista, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada holds up a miniature replica of his pro skateboard model in Vista, California, February 2, 2012. 

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skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada holds up a miniature replica of his pro skateboard model in Vista, California, February 2, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada holds up a miniature replica of his pro skateboard model in Vista, California, February 2, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart rides in a dry drainage channel in San Diego, January 5, 2012. 

REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart rides in a dry drainage channel in San Diego, January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart rides in a dry drainage channel in San Diego, January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada looks over the terrain of a skate park in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada looks over the terrain of a skate park in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada looks over the terrain of a skate park in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada smiles for a picture at his home in Vista, California, February 2, 2012. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada smiles for a picture at his home in Vista, California, February 2, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada smiles for a picture at his home in Vista, California, February 2, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada starts a run at a skate park in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada starts a run at a skate park in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada starts a run at a skate park in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada pops an ollie air as he skates at dusk in Encinitas, California, July 31, 2011.

 REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada pops an ollie air as he skates at dusk in Encinitas, California, July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada pops an ollie air as he skates at dusk in Encinitas, California, July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart sets up a new skateboard at a shop in Escondido, California, January 5, 2012. 

REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart sets up a new skateboard at a shop in Escondido, California, January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart sets up a new skateboard at a shop in Escondido, California, January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart skates at dusk in Encinitas, California, July 31, 2011. 

REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart skates at dusk in Encinitas, California, July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart skates at dusk in Encinitas, California, July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada takes some air off a transition in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. 

REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada takes some air off a transition in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart of Canada takes some air off a transition in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart sets up a new skateboard at a shop in Escondido, California, January 5, 2012. 


REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart sets up a new skateboard at a shop in Escondido, California, January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart sets up a new skateboard at a shop in Escondido, California, January 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart pops an ollie air as he skates at dusk in Encinitas, California July 31, 2011.

 REUTERS/Mike Blake </p>

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart pops an ollie air as he skates at dusk in Encinitas, California July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart pops an ollie air as he skates at dusk in Encinitas, California July 31, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart poses for a picture in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. 

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Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart poses for a picture in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Jordan Hoffart poses for a picture in Oceanside, California, December 14, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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