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Colleen Boyd Turner – 2021

Colleen Boyd Turner – 2021

Follow Colleen on Social Media Colleen Boyd was among the most prominent female skaters of the 1960s, forming the first-ever all-girls team—La Femme Skateboard Team of Pacific Palisades—with Suzie...

SHoF 2021

Tina Trefethen – 2021

Tina Trefethen – 2021

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SHoF 2021

Kareem Campbell – 2021

Kareem Campbell – 2021

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SHoF 2021

Mike Vallely – 2021

Mike Vallely – 2021

Find Mike on Social Media Mike Vallely is one of the most influential street skaters to have emerged in the mid-1980s. Born June 29, 1970 in Edison, New Jersey, Mike started skating in ’84, citing a...

SHoF 2021

Mike Smith – 2021

Mike Smith – 2021

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SHoF 2021

Eric Grisham – 2021

Eric Grisham – 2021

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SHoF 2021

Billy Ruff – 2021

Billy Ruff – 2021

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SHoF 2021

Steve Cathey – 2021

Steve Cathey – 2021

Find Steve on Social Media Any beginner who tail drops in on vertical owes a big thanks to Steve Cathey, who invented that most basic and necessary of skate moves way back in 1977. (Around the same ti...

SHoF 2021

Lonnie Toft – 2021

Lonnie Toft – 2021

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SHoF 2021

Kent Senatore – 2021

Kent Senatore – 2021

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SHoF 2021

John Hutson – 2021

John Hutson – 2021

Follow John on Facebook Widely known as the top downhill racer of the 1970s, John Hutson won 11 out of 14 races in 1978 alone, taking second place in two, and third in the other! John was also famous ...

SHoF 2021

Dave Andrecht – 2021

Dave Andrecht – 2021

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SHoF 2021

Bobby Valdez – 2021

Bobby Valdez – 2021

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SHoF 2021

Bobby Piercy – 2021

Bobby Piercy – 2021

One of the biggest names in slalom racing in the 1970s, Bobby Piercy pioneered the ultra quick parallel stance, which helped him wiggle at light speed through a tighter course of cones than everyone e...

SHoF 2021

Skitch Hitchcock – 2021

Skitch Hitchcock – 2021

Whenever the history of skateboarding is discussed, filmed or written about, the name Skitch Hitchcock is almost always criminally overlooked. His main claim to fame is popularizing the gorilla grip, ...

SHoF 2021

Denis Shufeldt – 2021

Denis Shufeldt – 2021

Follow Denis on Facebook Back in the mid-1970s, Denis Shufeldt was a legendary speed demon, being the first to develop high-speed fairing postures for downhill. He was also known for inventing the shu...

SHoF 2021

Chris Yandall – 2021

Chris Yandall – 2021

A shoeless Samoan with hamburger feet, Chris Yandall was one of the top pro slalom racers of the mid-1970s. Right after graduating from high school in Michigan, Chris started skateboarding and moved t...

SHoF 2021

Cliff Coleman – 2021

Cliff Coleman – 2021

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SHoF 2021

Jerry Valdez -2020

Jerry Valdez -2020

Follow Jerry on Instagram The Jerry Valdez Timeline: Growing up in Southern California, Jerry experiences many of life’s obstacles with only his inner guidance to draw from. His skateboard, his...

SHoF 2020

Chris Strople – 2020

Chris Strople – 2020

Find Chris on Social Media Chris Strople is widely recognized as one of the primary vert skateboarders of the late 1970s, inventing such basic moves as the alley-oop, and rock ’n’ roll boardslide....

SHoF 2020

Paul Schmitt – 2020

Paul Schmitt – 2020

Find the Professor on Social Media Paul Schmitt has long been known as skateboarding’s professor. Inspired by his dad, who built sets for a college theater, Paul got into woodworking as a young boy,...

SHoF 2020

Doug “Pineapple” Saladino – 2020

Doug “Pineapple” Saladino – 2020

Find Doug on Social Media Douglas Keith Saladino was born of Filipino and Japanese heritage and raised in San Diego, California. He started skating in third grade on a homemade board his dad made him....

SHoF 2020

George Orton – 2020

George Orton – 2020

Find George on social Media George Orton was one of the most bio vert skaters of the late 1970s. Born in Long Beach, California, George was a hyperactive kid with ADHD who was always involved in schoo...

SHoF 2020

Ed Nadalin – 2020

Ed Nadalin – 2020

Find Ed on Social Media One of the top freestylers of the 1970s, Ed Nadalin was born in Ridgecrest, California in the Mojave Desert in 1955. He began skating in 1968 in Cupertino when he saw the Hobie...

SHoF 2020

Chad Muska – 2020

Chad Muska – 2020

Find Chad on Social Media One of the most famous street skaters of the late 1990s and early ’00s, Chad Muska is as well known for his style both on and off the board, as he is for his involvement wi...

SHoF 2020

Dennis Martinez – 2020

Dennis Martinez – 2020

Find Dennis on Social Media Born in San Diego, California, Dennis Martinez started skating and surfing at age 10 on a red Roller Derby with metal wheels. Around 1974, Dennis was slalom racing at La Co...

SHoF 2020

Terry Lawrence – 2020

Terry Lawrence – 2020

Find Terry on Instagram Terry Lawrence, (formerly she/her, now he/him) was one of the most hard-charging female vert skaters of the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Born in July 1962 in Long Beach, C...

SHoF 2020

Marty Grimes – 2020

Marty Grimes – 2020

Find Marty on Social Media Known as the first black pro skateboarder, Marty Grimes started riding in the early 1970s in a rough area of Midtown, Los Angeles, California. In this environment, it was ma...

SHoF 2020

John “Tex” Gibson – 2020

John “Tex” Gibson – 2020

Find John on Social Media Texas pros like Craig Johnson, Jeff Phillips and John “Tex” Gibson were famous throughout the 1980s for their powerful skating, hard partying and friendly personalities. ...

SHoF 2020

John Freis – 2020

John Freis – 2020

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SHoF 2020

Deanna Calkins – 2020

Deanna Calkins – 2020

Find Deanna on Social Media Born in Inglewood, California in 1959, slalom icon Deanna Calkins started skating just two months before she graduated from South High School in Torrance in 1977. ...

SHoF 2020

Rick Blackhart – 2020

Rick Blackhart – 2020

Find Rick on Social Media Skateboarding’s rude bad boy, Rick Blackhart grew up in San Jose, California, where he first started pushing wood way back in 1969 on a Black Knight with metal wheels. In 1...

SHoF 2020

Bob Biniak – 2020

Bob Biniak – 2020

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SHoF 2020

Ray Barbee – 2020

Ray Barbee – 2020

Follow Ray on Instagram With smiles for miles and a loose, flowing skating style, Ray Barbee is simply one of the most beloved pro skateboarders to have emerged from the late-1980s and early-’90s. B...

SHoF 2020

Don “Waldo” Autry – 2020

Don “Waldo” Autry – 2020

When most people think about early pool riding, the Dogtown crew immediately comes to mind, despite the fact that skaters in other areas like the Badlands, the San Fernando Valley and San Diego were a...

SHoF 2020

Hobie Alter – 2020

Hobie Alter – 2020

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SHoF 2020

Gale Webb – 2019

Gale Webb – 2019

Find Gale on Social Media Widely known as the Skateboarding Mom, Gale Webb was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1944. At age 12 in 1956, she found a pair of old roller skates and hammered the steel ...

SHoF 2019

Desiree Von Essen Harrington – 2019

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, Califor...

SHoF 2019

Val Surf – 2019

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...

SHoF 2019

Ray “Bones” Rodriguez – 2019

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 f...

SHoF 2019

Edie Robertson – 2019

Edie Robertson – 2019

Find Edie in Social Media Edie Robertson was one of the most accomplished pro female skateboarders of the 1970s, with a stellar competitive record and sponsorship deals that speak for themselves. Born...

SHoF 2019

Jeff Phillips – 2019

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 wi...

SHoF 2019

Jason Lee – 2019

Jason Lee – 2019

Follow Jason on Instagram A native of Southern California residing in Texas since 2015, Jason Lee (born 1970) is a film photographer, actor, and director. Having established a successful career as a p...

SHoF 2019

Kona Skatepark – 2019

Kona Skatepark – 2019

Find Kona on Social Media Few skateparks have experienced the stratospheric highs and subterranean lows that compare to those of the storied Kona Skatepark in Jacksonville, Florida. Opened by Martin R...

SHoF 2019

Tom “Wally” Inouye – 2019

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 mo...

SHoF 2019

Cris Dawson -2019

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 ...

SHoF 2019

Kevin “The Worm” Anderson – 2019

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 c...

SHoF 2019

Micke Alba – 2019

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 ska...

SHoF 2019

Mike Weed – 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 s...

SHoF 2018

Skateboarder Magazine – 2018

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 mos...

SHoF 2018

Tommy Ryan – 2018

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 pr...

SHoF 2018

Judi Oyama – 2018

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 ente...

SHoF 2018

Guy Mariano – 2018

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 Powe...

SHoF 2018

Allen Losi – 2018

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 t...

SHoF 2018

Patti Hoffman – 2018

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 h...

SHoF 2018

Jeff Ho – 2018

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-yo...

SHoF 2018

Matt Hensley – 2018

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.&nb...

SHoF 2018

David Hackett – 2018

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 skatebo...

SHoF 2018

Brad Bowman – 2018

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 ...

SHoF 2018

Bahne – 2018

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 s...

SHoF 2018

Gregg Weaver – 2017

Gregg Weaver – 2017

Find Gregg on Social Media Born on January 9, 1961 in San Jose, California, Gregg Weaver aka the Cadillac Kid, was one of the biggest stars during skateboarding’s re-emergence in the mid 1970s. He w...

SHoF 2017

Vicki Vickers – 2017

Vicki Vickers – 2017

Follow Vicki on Facebook Hailing from Houston, Texas and emerging into the California skateboarding scene of the late 1970s, Vicki Vickers was a vert skater who would later go on to ride for the Hobie...

SHoF 2017

Thrasher – 2017

Thrasher – 2017

Follow Thrasher on Social Media In 1978, a group of guys forged power, precision and speed to launch Independent Trucks, marshaling the energy and drive of the Skate and Destroy attitude. In January 1...

SHoF 2017

Daewon Song – 2017

Daewon Song – 2017

Find Daewon on Social Media Born on February 17, 1975 in Seoul, South Korea, Daewon Song exploded onto the scene in 1992 via World Industries’ third video, Love Child, and has essentially been the l...

SHoF 2017

Jim Phillips – 2017

Jim Phillips – 2017

Born in San Jose, California in October 1944, Jim Phillips is a graphic artist best known for his surf and skateboard art. In terms of skateboarding specifically, Jim is responsible for three of the m...

SHoF 2017

Bob Mohr – 2017

Bob Mohr – 2017

Born on May 3, 1949 in Dallas, Texas, Bob Mohr was a legendary mid 1960s skater, world record-holding high jumper and Bahne pro who would bridge the divide to the 1970s and go on to win the World Free...

SHoF 2017

Mike McGill – 2017

Mike McGill – 2017

Find Mike on Social Media Born on September 2, 1964, Mike McGill spent his early years in Florida before making his first trip out to California in 1978 alongside fellow Floridian Alan “Ollie” Gel...

SHoF 2017

Shogo Kubo – 2017

Shogo Kubo – 2017

Shogo Kubo was born September 19, 1959 in Kagoshima City, Japan. After moving to the United States at a young age, he began surfing and skateboarding before he even spoke good English. Shogo met Jay A...

SHoF 2017

Russ Howell – 2017

Russ Howell – 2017

Follow Russ on Facebook Born September 1, 1949 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Russ Howell rose to become one of–if not the–top freestyle champions of the 1970s, in addition to becoming ...

SHoF 2017

Eric Dressen – 2017

Eric Dressen – 2017

Find Eric on Social Media Eric Dressen was born on September 16, 1967 in Los Angeles, California and got his first skateboard at the age of eight. Only a year later, Eric was discovered by Laura Thorn...

SHoF 2017

Kim Cespedes – 2017

Kim Cespedes – 2017

Find Kim on Social Media Born and raised in San Diego, California, Kim Cespedes was a member of the legendary Hobie and Tracker teams and is regarded as one of the gnarliest girl skaters of the ’70s...

SHoF 2017

Sonja Catalano – 2017

Sonja Catalano – 2017

Founded in 1982 by Frank Hawk (Tony’s dad and the then National Skateboard Association president), the parents of Jeanne Hoffman, and the parents of Sonja Catalano, the California Amateur Skateboard...

SHoF 2017

Cindy Whitehead – 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 197...

SHoF 2016

Ed Templeton – 2016

Ed Templeton – 2016

Find Ed on Social Media CHECK OUT ED’s SHOF Intro for the 2020 / 2021 Inductees here…. Ed Templeton was born July 28, 1972 and raised in Orange County, California. He has easily been one o...

SHoF 2016

Suicidal Tendencies – 2016

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 ...

SHoF 2016

Powell-Peralta – 2016

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...

SHoF 2016

Ty Page – 2016

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—famo...

SHoF 2016

Jen O’Brien – 2016

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,...

SHoF 2016

Mofo – 2016

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 Fran...

SHoF 2016

Tommy Guerrero – 2016

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 Prim...

SHoF 2016

Skip Frye – 2016

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 turni...

SHoF 2016

Eddie Elguera – 2016

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,...

SHoF 2016

Ellen Berryman – 2016

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....

SHoF 2016

Steve Alba – 2016

Steve Alba – 2016

Find Steve on Social Media Having stepped on a skateboard for the first time in third grade, Steve Alba would refine his vertical skateboard skills over the next few years before winning the first poo...

SHoF 2016

Steve Van Doren – 2015

Steve Van Doren – 2015

Follow Steve on Instagram Steve Van Doren is the son of Vans co-founder Paul Van Doren. Paul, along with his brother, James, and partners Gordon Lee and Serge D’Elia, gave birth to the Van Doren Rub...

SHoF 2015

Tracker Trucks – 2015

Tracker Trucks – 2015

Follow Tracker Trucks on Instagram Larry Balma and Dave Dominy conceived their idea for a real skateboard truck and precision bearings in 1973 while riding Cadillac wheels on the poorly performing rol...

SHoF 2015

Elissa Steamer – 2015

Elissa Steamer – 2015

Follow Elissa on Instagram Born on July 31, 1975 in Fort Meyers, Florida, Elissa Steamer was the first pro female street skater and the first woman in the sport to have a starring role in a major vide...

SHoF 2015

Duane Peters – 2015

Duane Peters – 2015

Follow Duane on Instagram Born on June 12, 1961, Duane Peters (aka the Master of Disaster) is best known for being one of the first pros (along with Steve Olson) to introduce punk rock music and fashi...

SHoF 2015

James O’Mahoney – 2015

James O’Mahoney – 2015

Follow James on Instagram Born in Long Beach, California, on August 7, 1945 (the day after the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan) James O’Mahoney was responsible for creating the firs...

SHoF 2015

Chris Miller – 2015

Chris Miller – 2015

Follow Chris on Instagram Speed and style are the two biggest bullet points on the rap sheet of Chris Miller’s near three decades of professional skateboarding. Born in California in 1967, Chris hon...

SHoF 2015

Robin Logan – 2015

Robin Logan – 2015

Find Robin on Social Media Robin Logan, the youngest sibling and fourth member of what has become known as the first family of skateboarding, joins her brothers, Skateboarding Hall of Fame 2009 induct...

SHoF 2015

Brian Logan – 2015

Brian Logan – 2015

Follow Brian on Facebook Brian Logan is the oldest sibling of the Logans, the most famous family in skateboarding history. In addition to being top contenders at any and all contests during the 1960s ...

SHoF 2015

Henry Hester – 2015

Henry Hester – 2015

Find Henry on Social Media Henry Hester, aka Bad H, started skateboarding in 1959 on a homemade board with steel wheels. Over the next four decades, he would go on to win multiple titles as world slal...

SHoF 2015

John Cardiel – 2015

John Cardiel – 2015

Follow John on Instagram Simply one of the biggest and enduring legends of skateboarding, John Cardiel was born on December 14, 1973 in San Jose, California. He grew up in Half Moon Bay and later Gras...

SHoF 2015

Cara-Beth Burnside – 2015

Cara-Beth Burnside – 2015

Find Cara-Beth on Social Media Cara-Beth Burnside is a pioneer of women’s professional skateboarding and snowboarding. Born on July 23, 1968 in Orange, California, Cara-Beth first began skateboardin...

SHoF 2015

Neil Blender – 2015

Neil Blender – 2015

Follow Neil on Instagram Neil Blender’s influence on skateboarding is so far and wide–in every realm and direction–that a short summary of his contributions is nearly impossible to under...

SHoF 2015

Fausto Vitello – 2014

Fausto Vitello – 2014

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, Independen...

SHoF 2014

Pipeline Skatepark – 2014

Pipeline Skatepark – 2014

Open from 1977 to 1988, the Pipeline Skatepark in Upland, California, was one of the first and most legendary skateparks ever built. One of the few ’70s skateparks to survive into the late ’80s, i...

SHoF 2014

Ellen Oneal – 2014

Ellen Oneal – 2014

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 ...

SHoF 2014

Steve Olson – 2014

Steve Olson – 2014

Find Steve on Social Media Credited with introducing skateboarding to punk rock at the end of the 1970s, along with being the original tester of the Independent Stage 1 truck (which was released in ...

SHoF 2014

Jim Muir – 2014

Jim Muir – 2014

Find Jim on Social Media Born in 1958 in Venice, California, Jim Muir (aka Red Dog) first stepped on a skateboard in 1963 and would become a founding member of Jeff Ho, Skip Engblom, and CR Stecy...

SHoF 2014

Lance Mountain – 2014

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...

SHoF 2014

Natas Kaupas – 2014

Natas Kaupas – 2014

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&n...

SHoF 2014

Laurie Turner Demott – 2014

Laurie Turner Demott – 2014

During skateboarding’s first big boom in the 1960s, the majority of the coverage making its way into the mainstream media depicted a fad heavily slanted toward young men. A major exception to this o...

SHoF 2014

Gregg Carroll – 2014

Gregg Carroll – 2014

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 fell...

SHoF 2014

J. Grant Brittain – 2014

J. Grant Brittain – 2014

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 pro...

SHoF 2014

Brandon “Woody” Woodward – 2013

Brandon “Woody” Woodward – 2013

An original pioneering member of both the Makaha and Hobie teams, Brandon “Woody” Woodward was described by Danny Bearer in 2008 as “the youngest member of the Makaha and Hobie Skateboard Clubs....

SHoF 2013

Laura Thornhill – 2013

Laura Thornhill – 2013

Follow Laura on Instagram Recruited to Logan Earth Ski by Danny Bearer at age 13 after winning first place in slalom and freestyle at a Steve’s South Bay contest in 1975, Laura Thornhill went on to ...

SHoF 2013

Tom Sims – 2013

Tom Sims – 2013

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 lamin...

SHoF 2013

NHS – 2013

NHS – 2013

Find NHS on Social Media Founded in 1973 by Richard Novak, Doug Haut, and Jay Shuirman, NHS, Inc. has grown into a veritable empire in skateboarding, consisting of a wide variety of brands, including ...

SHoF 2013

Rodney Mullen – 2013

Rodney Mullen – 2013

Fittingly inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame the same year as his former Powell-Peralta teammate and fellow Floridian, Alan Gelfand, Rodney would be more than worthy of this honor for his ad...

SHoF 2013

Christian Hosoi – 2013

Christian Hosoi – 2013

Find Christian on Social Media After honing his skills with constant access to Marina del Rey Skatepark, which his father, Ivan, managed from the late 1970s to the early ’80s, Christian Hosoi got hi...

SHoF 2013

Alan Gelfand – 2013

Alan Gelfand – 2013

Find Alan on Social Media It is impossible to overstate the importance of the gift Alan Gelfand bestowed upon skateboarding when he cracked the world’s first Ollie in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 197...

SHoF 2013

DEVO – 2013

DEVO – 2013

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...

SHoF 2013

Wendy Bearer Bull – 2013

Wendy Bearer Bull – 2013

Find Wendy on Social Media The younger sister of Skateboarding Hall of Fame 2012 inductee Danny Bearer, Wendy Bearer Bull was the only female member of Larry Stevenson’s original Makaha Skateboard T...

SHoF 2013

Warren Bolster – 2013

Warren Bolster – 2013

A founding father of skateboarding photojournalism, Warren Bolster will always be remembered as the man who revived Skateboarder magazine in 1975. The only skateboard magazine printed nationally at th...

SHoF 2013

Peggy Oki – 2012

Peggy Oki – 2012

Find Peggy on Social Media In the mid 1970s, Peggy Oki cemented her place in skateboarding history as the wildly influential Zephyr Team’s one and only Z-Girl. If you ask her, however, she hardly no...

SHoF 2012

Frank Nasworthy – 2012

Frank Nasworthy – 2012

Introducing polyurethane wheels to skateboarding with his Cadillac Wheels in 1973, Frank Nasworthy paved the way for the second great boom of skateboarding in the 1970s. Skateboarding’s popularity h...

SHoF 2012

John Humphrey – 2012

John Humphrey – 2012

John Humphrey became the first licensee of a skateboard patent after going into business with Albert C. Boyden to produce the Humco Surfer in 1963. Having clearly made a name for himself in skateboard...

SHoF 2012

Mark Gonzales – 2012

Mark Gonzales – 2012

Today’s street skateboarding is a far cry from the pool-influenced riding of the 1970s from which it was spawned, and the Gonz had a lot to do with that. Mark Gonzales, the pioneering and ...

SHoF 2012

Glen E. Friedman – 2012

Glen E. Friedman – 2012

Find Glen on Social Media Glen E. Friedman, considered by many to be the most important photographer of his generation, started his illustrious career by first being published in Skateboarder magazine...

SHoF 2012

Black Flag – 2012

Black Flag – 2012

Find Black Flag on Social Media The seminal hardcore punk band Black Flag gave voice to an anti-authoritarian, non-conformist message that deeply resonated with and inspired skateboarders in the late ...

SHoF 2012

Danny Bearer – 2012

Danny Bearer – 2012

Danny Bearer was a pioneer in the truest sense of the word, developing his fluid and flashy style at the same West Los Angeles schoolyards in the mid-1960s that the Z-Boys would skate a decade later. ...

SHoF 2012

Jay Adams – 2012

Jay Adams – 2012

Jay Adams has been called “the original seed” of skateboarding. As an original Z-Boy, he is considered one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. The 1975 Del Mar Nationals were a big ...

SHoF 2012

Larry Stevenson – 2010

Larry Stevenson – 2010

In the early 1960s, Larry Stevenson was working as a lifeguard in Southern California. He noticed that on days the waves were tame, surfers would dart around a parking lot on crude skateboards co...

SHoF 2010

CR Stecyk III – 2010

CR Stecyk III – 2010

Follow Craig on Instagram In the late 1970s, as an original member of the Dogtown skateboard gang in Southern California, Stecyk changed the look and attitude of skateboarding forever. As a result of ...

SHoF 2010

Stacy Peralta – 2010

Stacy Peralta – 2010

Find Stacy Peralta on Facebook and Instagram As one of the top pro skateboarders of the 1970s, Stacy Peralta’s atoms were activated across a wide swath of reality: participating in a lion’s share ...

SHoF 2010

Patti McGee – 2010

Patti McGee – 2010

Find Patti on Social Media Patti McGee is one of the original legends of skateboarding. Born on August 23, 1945, Patti grew up in the San Diego surfing scene of the 1950s and ’60s, where she started...

SHoF 2010

Eric Koston – 2010

Eric Koston – 2010

Find Eric on Social Media As one traces the evolution of modern street skating from its earliest foundation to the unbelievable heights to which it has risen, Eric Koston has served as a constant inno...

SHoF 2010

Torger Johnson – 2010

Torger Johnson – 2010

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SHoF 2010

Steve Caballero – 2010

Steve Caballero – 2010

Find Steve on Social Media Hailing from San Jose, California, Steve Caballero  joined the Bones Brigade in 1979, after being discovered by Stacy Peralta. (In fact, Cab is still with Powell-Peralt...

SHoF 2010

Bob Burnquist – 2010

Bob Burnquist – 2010

Find Bob on Social Media As a child growing up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bob Burnquist started skating at age 11, and by 14 he had already turned pro. At the Slam City Jam in 1995, the practically unknown...

SHoF 2010

Danny Way – 2009

Danny Way – 2009

Find Danny on Social Media Danny Way started skateboarding at age six at the Del Mar Skateboard Ranch. By 11, he won the first contest he ever entered. Since then, Danny has been pushing boundaries, s...

SHoF 2009

Bruce Logan – 2009

Bruce Logan – 2009

Bruce Logan began skateboarding in the 1950s on a board he built from a two-by-four and roller skate wheels. He took his organic, inventive passion to the street and became one of the first profession...

SHoF 2009

Tony Hawk – 2009

Tony Hawk – 2009

Find Tony on Social Media Tony Hawk was nine years old when his brother changed all of our lives by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne banana board. Before skateboarding, Hawk was a self-described nig...

SHoF 2009

Tony Alva – 2009

Tony Alva – 2009

Find Tony on Social Media Born in Santa Monica, California in 1957, Tony Alva developed a passion at a young age for surfing, skateboarding and rock ’n’ roll. In 1972, along with Jay Adams and Sta...

SHoF 2009