SHoF 2019

The Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees for the year 2019.

Desiree Von Essen - Skateboarding Hall of Fame

Desiree Von Essen Harrington – 2019

Find Desiree on Social Media One of the most prominent female skateboarders of the mid-1970s, Desiree Von Essen was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York in 1958. After moving to Ventura, California in 1968, she started skating on a Black Knight down a big driveway with her brother. In 1974, Desiree started getting product flowed

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Val Surf - 2019 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Val Surf – 2019

Find Val Surf on Social Media When Mark Richards and his family first opened the doors of Val Surf in North Hollywood, California on October 6, 1962, it was the very first skateboard shop in the world. (Yes, in addition to surfboards, they’ve carried skateboards since the beginning!) Open continuously since then, Val Surf is

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Ray "Bones" Rodriguez - 2019 Skateboarding Hall of Fame

Ray “Bones” Rodriguez – 2019

Follow Ray on Instagram Sponsored by Powell Corporation in early 1978 before George Powell joined forces with Stacy Peralta to forge Powell-Peralta, Ray “Bones” Rodriguez was by default the very first member of the legendary Bones Brigade. (In fact, it was Ray’s idea to round off the edges of the distinctive white wheels from which

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Jeff Phillips - Boneless on the Clown Ramp. Photo by Mofo

Jeff Phillips – 2019

Jeff Phillips is widely recognized as one of the most powerful vertical skateboarders of the 1980s. More beast than man, he relentlessly shook the ramp, pounded the coping and launched way above it with the utmost force. Starting out buttboarding in Dallas, Texas at age 10 on a 4” x 10” Shark skateboard with steel

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Tom Wally Inouye

Tom “Wally” Inouye – 2019

Find Tom on Social Media If you were serious about skateboarding in the second half of the 1970s, the name Tom “Wally” Inouye is forever stamped into your mind. Simply stated, he was one of the most prominent pros of the time. Who can forget Wally’s three classic Skateboarder covers (two of them in a

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Cris Dawson -2019 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Cris Dawson -2019

Find Cris on Social Media None other than the legendary CR Stecyk III accurately described Cris Dawson as “one of the premier ’60s stylists.” Born in Santa Monica, California in 1948, Cris started skating in 1959 on a 2” x 4” with roller skate wheels nailed on. From 1963 through ’66, he progressed to a solid oak board with

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Kevin “The Worm” Anderson - 2019 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Kevin “The Worm” Anderson – 2019

Follow Kevin on Instagram What becomes a legend most? How about early vertical pioneer Kevin “The Worm” Anderson! Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1955, Kevin was a military brat whose family moved constantly. Ending up in Hermosa Beach, California, Kevin started skating in 1959 on a 2” x 4” with his sister’s roller skates nailed

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Micke Alba - 2019 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Micke Alba – 2019

Follow Micke on Social Media Born in the Badlands of Southern California, Michael “Micke” Alba enjoyed a career as one of the top vert pros from the late 1970s to the late-’80s. Starting out skating freestyle around 1975, Micke switched over to vert at the Bel Air Pool, the Central Pool, the famous L Pool

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