SHoF 2018

Mike Weed – 2018

Mike Weed was one of the pioneers of modern pool riding and one of the best all-round skaters of the 1970s. Riding vert, freestyle, slalom, and downhill, he had deep surfing roots and was even a pro surfer for a short time. Mike and his friends had the luck to find the Brea Spillway many months …

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Skateboarder Magazine – 2018

Follow Skateboarder Magazine on Instagram Skateboarder magazine is unique in the history of the sport. It was not only the world’s first dedicated skateboarding publication, it was also the most respected and emulated, as well as the guidebook to the 1970s skateboarding revolution. Other magazines have followed, but none have enjoyed the influence or admiration of …

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Tommy Ryan – 2018

Follow Tommy on Facebook Tommy Ryan started skating in 1957. During his 61 years as a skateboarder, he has appeared in newspapers, magazines, television and movies; traveled far and wide; developed product; and competed as part of a pro slalom team. In the 1960s Tommy appeared in Surfers Illustrated, the San Diego Union Tribune, a …

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Judi Oyama – 2018

Find Judi on Social Media Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, Judi Oyama started skating in her driveway at age 13 on a homemade board her brother made in wood shop. A few years later, she entered her first slalom competition and promptly crashed, but kept racing–bloody elbow pad, bandages and all. Within a few …

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Guy Mariano – 2018

Find Guy on Social Media Not many skateboarders have been in the public eye as long as Guy Mariano. Born in Los Angeles, he was a prodigy from not long after the moment he stepped on a board. The Powell-Peralta video Ban This introduced him to the world alongside his childhood friends Paulo Diaz, Rudy Johnson and …

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Allen Losi – 2018

Find Allen on Social Media Allen Losi was born in 1965 in Sylmar, California. He grew up in Rialto, riding motorcycles and playing all sports. At age 8, his best friend got a Black Knight skateboard that they both loved. Although his friend died of leukemia the next year, Allen has continued skating ever since. His …

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Patti Hoffman – 2018

In July 1980, Skateboarder magazine heralded Patti Hoffman as “skateboarding’s winningest amateur female competitor,” and she was just fifteen years old. Who knew that getting a skateboard for her tenth birthday would become a watershed moment? At age 11, Pattie joined her 16-year-old brother on road trips to pools and ditches across San Bernardino and …

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Jeff Ho – 2018

Find Jeff on Social Media Jeff Ho started building and riding skateboards in the 1950s, with discarded wooden planks and metal roller skate wheels. By the ’60s, he was perfecting his style, do-it-yourself aesthetic and revolutionary designs for surfboards and skateboards. Others took notice. By the ’70s, he opened his own storefront and workshop near …

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Matt Hensley – 2018

Follow Matt on Instagram It’s not always easy to put a finger on what makes someone a great skateboarder. Sometimes originality, style and character count at least as much as tricks and trophies.  Matt Hensley was born in 1970 in Newport Beach, California, and grew up in Vista. Starting in 1977, his mom dropped him …

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David Hackett – 2018

Find David on Social Media Born on November 12, 1960, all-around surf-skater David “HACKMAN!” Hackett grew up in Malibu California and started skateboarding on a steel-wheeled Roller Derby skateboard at the age of 5. David won his first bank riding contest at 14 at Malibu Park JR. High school, and learned to bomb the hills …

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Brad Bowman – 2018

Find Brad on Social Media Brad Bowman is widely recognized as one of the most stylish skateboarders of the late 1970s. His appearances on the pages of Skateboarder magazine ripping backyard pools and skateparks comprise some of the most memorable and beloved photos of that time period. Brad’s first metal-wheeled skateboard ride–in Indiana in the …

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Bahne – 2018

Bill and Bob Bahne grew up in San Diego, California during the era of hot rod cars and surf music. Bill, a jack-of-all-trades, has been an instrumental part of the three most significant side-stance sports that have developed over the last 50 years. He started shaping surfboards in the ’50s, before foam and fiberglass entered …

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