By  on January 24, 2008

It's easy to see why San Francisco attracts surfers, skateboarders, snowboarders and skiers, since the Pacific Ocean is a quick drive from anywhere in the city, hills are everywhere and the Sierra Nevada slopes are a few hours away.

The urban action sports crowd has been a part of San Francisco's counterculture for decades and is now a part of the worldwide urban streetwear craze, which Bilbao, Spain-based Skunkfunk is riding into the U.S. Eight months ago, Skunkfunk opened its first store in North America in San Francisco's Mission district. A second lease this month was signed for a store on New York's Lower East Side and a location in Los Angeles is being scouted.

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