SHoF 2016

Cindy Whitehead – 2016

Find Cindy on Social Media Cindy Whitehead began skateboarding at age 15, and by 17, she had turned pro and become one of the top-ranked female skateboarders for vertical terrain nationwide in the 1970s. She did so at a time when it was nearly unheard of for girls to take up the “dangerous” new activity, …

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Ed Templeton – 2016

Find Ed on Social Media Ed Templeton was born July 28, 1972 and raised in Orange County, California. He has easily been one of the most influential pros of the past three decades based not only on his trick innovations, artistic output, and photography, but also via his helm at the Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard …

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Suicidal Tendencies – 2016

Find Suicidal Tendencies on Social Media Founded in Venice, California in 1981 by vocalist Mike Muir (brother of Jim Muir aka Red Dog of the Z-Boys and Dogtown Skates), Suicidal Tendencies emerged in 1983 along with their self-titled debut album and single “Institutionalized” to become one of the first hardcore punk bands featured heavily on …

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Powell-Peralta – 2016

Find Powell Peralta on Social Media We started our business in 1977 with the idea that we could build a better skateboard and a better wheel than was currently on the market. Since that time, hundreds of skateboard companies have come and gone, and yet we’re still here doing the same thing we began doing …

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Ty Page – 2016

Born May, 30, 1958 and raised in the Endless Summer lifestyle of the Redondo Beach breakwater, Ty Scott Page would become one of the most innovative professional skateboarders of the mid ’70s—famously known for his Ty Hop, today called the pop-shove it, Ty slide, 360-headstands and a host of other inventions. After beginning surfing at …

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Jen O’Brien – 2016

Find Jen on Social Media Falling in love with skateboarding and punk rock in her hometown of Deland, Florida, Jen O’Brien first honed her skills in Daytona Beach, where she got a job at a skatepark, then in Southern California, where she moved to pursue her dreams in 1994. Since then, she became one of …

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Mofo – 2016

Find Mofo on Social Media Richard Knoll, aka Mofo, joined Thrasher magazine as their second official employee only months after it was founded in January 1981 and rose with the success of the San Francisco based publication to become one of the most influential photographers, writers, graphic artists, and personalities in the skate media world …

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Tommy Guerrero – 2016

Find Tommy on Social Media Tommy Guerrero is one of the godfathers of San Francisco street skating. In addition to having locked down the first street video part ever in Powell Peralta’s Future Primitive, Guerrero also became the first skateboarder to showcase San Francisco and its now world renowned hills. Along with GSD, Mark Gonzales …

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Skip Frye – 2016

Born Harry Richard Frye in San Diego, California on September 7, 1941, Skip, as he became known to his family, would grow to be one of the pioneering surf skaters of the 1960s time period. After turning pro as a surfer and shaping boards for Gordon and Smith surfboards, Skip and a number of influential …

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Eddie Elguera – 2016

Find Eddie on Social Media Frontside invert. Frontside rock ’n’ roll. Fakie ollie. Rock to fakie. Fastplant to fakie. Air to fakie. Pop-a-rocker. Boardslide to fakie. Andrecht flip. And of course, the Elguerial. Creating any one of these key tricks would probably be enough to justify entry into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. In 2016, …

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Ellen Berryman – 2016

Follow Ellen on Facebook Raised in Encinitas, California, Ellen picked up a skateboard in 1975 when her sister took her to check out the smooth downhill paradise at La Costa and the skate scene there. Learning to ride on the wide-open streets of the half-completed housing development, Ellen would also meet and become friends with …

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