Surfing near the enduring POP piles in Venice, was the Z-Boys Surfing Team as they ride and defend their local turf at The Cove."
Dogtown, simply a coined expression and a State Of Mind originating from The Cove . . . . . (an outstanding surfing location) referred to those who didn't reside in Venice. In other words; if a surfer wasn't from Venice like in the expression "You're In a Doghouse" meaning you're not welcome at The Cove and merely in . . . . . "you're own Dogtown."