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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;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ed Templeton – 2016

Find Ed on Social Media CHECK OUT ED's SHOF Intro for the 2020 / 2021 Inductees here.... https://youtu.be/Ed_T6CmEcts https://youtu.be/8PgDLDxtvxo Ed Templeton was born July 28, 1972 and raised in Orange

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

Powell-Peralta – 2016

Find Powell Peralta on Social Media https://youtu.be/lAj-yY02Zac We started our business in 1977 with the idea that we could build a better skateboard and a better wheel than was currently

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Duane Peters – 2015

Follow Duane on Instagram https://youtu.be/fywRzs0g-zY 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 skateboarding around age

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 undertake. If

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, Independent, and Deluxe Distribution.

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

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

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