SHoF Timeline

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

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

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 modern street skating.

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

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 fellow

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

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

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

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 laminated

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

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

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,

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,

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

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

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 the time,

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

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 had waned

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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,

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,