SHoF 2014

Class of 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees

Jim Muir, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Natas Kaupus, Steve Olson,
Group shot with several new inductees: Jim Muir, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Natas Kaupus, Steve Olson, Jeff Ho, Dave Hackett, Christian Hosoi
Fausto Vitello - 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Fausto Vitello

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 7, 1946, Fausto Vitello’s influence on skateboarding could be deemed critical if only for his entrepreneurial role in co-founding Thrasher, Independent, and Deluxe Distribution. Having fled Argentina and the oppression of the Revolución Libertadora political regime with his family at age nine, Vitello was raised on Frederick Street in […]

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Ellen Oneal - 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Ellen Oneal

After women like Laurie Turner, Wendy Bearer, and Patti McGee put cracks into skateboarding’s male dominated facade during the 1960s, a second wave of female skateboarders continued to fight gender stereotypes during the ’70s. Perhaps gaining the most exposure among them was freestyler Ellen Oneal, who, while riding for G&S from 1976 through ’80—appeared not

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Lance Mountain - 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame

Lance Mountain – 2014

Find Lance on Social Media Since starring in the first true skateboarding video, The Bones Brigade Video Show in 1984, then rising with the tide of the Powell-Peralta brand as it grew into the biggest company of the massive ’80s boom, launching and running The Firm, before finally landing at Flip and Nike SB, Lance

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Natas Kaupas - 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Natas Kaupas

Find Natas on Social Media Born in 1969 and raised in south Santa Monica, California, Natas, Kaupas along with Mark Gonzales, repurposed Rodney Mullen’s flatground Ollie and outright invented modern street skating. Ollies, kickflips, wall rides, handrails, and, of course, fire hydrants— all became realities through the critical years of 1984 through ’89 thanks to Natas. Originally

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Gregg Carroll - 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Gregg Carroll

An original member of Larry Stevenson’s pioneering Makaha team (which was founded in 1963, and was itself essentially the first real skateboard exhibition team in history), Gregg Carroll joined fellow Skateboarding Hall of Fame members Danny Bearer, Wendy Bearer, Woody Woodward, and Bruce Logan along with John Fries, Scott Archer, Joey Saenz, George Tafton Jr.,

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J. Grant Brittain - 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

J. Grant Brittain

Find Grant on Social Media Skateboarding’s progression and culture have long been documented and, in turn, propelled forward by some of the best photographers on the planet. One of the most prolific and influential of those photographers would easily be J. Grant Brittain, who over three decades of shooting the sport’s biggest legends in some of

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