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Anachronisms 

When a fight breaks out in a nightclub, one of the band members can be seen wearing a Black Flag shirt. This scene occurs in either 1976 or 1977, but Black Flag did not actually take the name Black Flag until 27 January 1979 (from 1976-1978 the band's name was Panic). Additionally, the song that is playing is a cover of the song Nervous Breakdown by Black Flag, which was not released until 1978.
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When Skip and his buddies are in the work shop, the radio is playing the song "Mongoloid" by Devo. This song wasn't released until 1978.The movie is set in 1975-1976.
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The wide 7-ply laminate concave skateboard that Tyson the bulldog rides at the championship was not available in 1977. Laminate decks existed but they were flat and narrow. Skateboards in 1977 rarely exceeded 7-8 inches wide. Tysons board is obviously a 10 inch wide mid to late '80s pool/ramp model with wider trucks and "new school" wheels.
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During the scene at the pier, where Alva is given an offer by a rival skate team, in the background a white late model (1990's or 2000's) Sea Ray boat is clearly visible.
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Early in the film, there's a scene where Jay, his mom and Sid are eating at the restaurant where Stacy works. Sid offers his American Express card to cover the meal. When the card is handed over, you can clearly see a magnetic stripe on the back. Magnetic stripes didn't exist on credit cards in the 70s.
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Stacy makes an appearance in 'Charlie's Angels', a show which aired between 1976 and 1981. The episode she appears in is slated as "Episode # 93" which would make it 1979 (the year in which the real Stacy Peralta appeared in the show). Later, a TV newscast mentions the fire that finally devastated the partially-ruined (and out-of-operation) theme park, Pacific Ocean Park, that was built on and around the Ocean Park Pier. That catastrophic blaze (and there had been minor ones before it), actually happened in 1974, and had led to the demolition/removal of the theme park's remains in 1975.
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Character error 

When Stacey and Kathy leave after the first competition, they get in his car, and Stacey exclaims the Skip called him bro, and said, "You look hungry, bro." When really, Skip had said, "Hey, bro, you're lookin' hungry."
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Continuity 

After Jay meets with Stacy and Kathy on Bicknell Hill, Stacy already has his 1972 Squareback car, but as he comes home in the next scene, he is riding his bicycle from the beginning of the movie.
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When Jay and Tony are in the bedroom with the two girls a stuffed animal is thrown and lands on the nightstand in front of the lamp. Tony's father comes in moments later asking about the smell in the air and the stuffed animal is gone.
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The first time the Z-Boys skate Sid's pool there is a skateboard left on the steps that changes positions several times.
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When Jay visited his mother in the factory, his trophy changes his position from in front of his shoulder to behind his shoulder.
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In the opening sequence of the Boyz making their way to the beach, Jay goes from bare feet, to white slip on shoes, to bare feet again.
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At the end of the movie before tony Alva performs the front side air, Stacy is seen in the background standing, then when the camera angle changes and the scene pauses, he is on his knees petting one of the dogs.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When the boys are sitting across the street from the girls house, Jay is rolling the window up and down. When he rolls it up one last time, the camera is visible.
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In the beginning of the movie at the cove, during one of the surfers waves, a yellow helmet is visible of a cameraman.
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Miscellaneous 

When Jay is riding down the street with no shirt on, his shadow changes from nothing, to a full sized shadow.
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