Introducing One Of The Most Popular Sports In San Francisco. Featuring The Originals Short Skateboard and The Long Board with Pictures Representing California. Though it is called the City By The Bay by much of the country, San Francisco could also be called “mecca”—at least by skateboarders on the West Coast. Its images have made big splashes in skate magazines and videos since the early ’90s, and the city’s home to several legendary skate spots. True, Los Angeles and Southern California will always have it beat for dry concrete and year-round weather, but San Francisco is a spot every skater should visit a least one.