SHoF 2013

Tom Sims

As a lifelong skateboarder, snowboarder, and surfer, Tom Sims contributed a host of innovations, from building and marketing the first longboards for skateboarding in 1975 to designing the first laminated multiple-ply maple decks in ’77, built by a water-ski manufacturer. Tom is often referred to as the inventor of snowboarding based on having designed what

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DEVO - 2013 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

DEVO

Find Devo on Social Media As skateboarding’s second wave kicked into gear during the late 1970s, key bands fueled the new direction of the counterculture. Chiefly among them, DEVO’s fast and jerky new sound fit perfectly, embodying the faster and looser style unchained by urethane, the Z-Boys low-to-the-ground style, and the aggressive edge they brought

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