2012

Class of 2012 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees

Peggy Oki - 2012 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Peggy Oki

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 noticed she was the only girl. Her ability to hold her own alongside teammates Tony Alva and Jay Adams wasn’t a […]

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Mark Gonzales

Mark Gonzales

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 consequently obliterating ripper of all oncoming terrain, subject to the variables in which he chose to place before his path, naturally, didn’t set out to

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Black Flag - 2012 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees

Black Flag

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 1970s and early ’80s. Rising up from the streets of Hermosa Beach, California, with a do-it-yourself, against-the-grain approach to underground popularity, Black Flag emerged like

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Danny Bearer - 2012 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Danny Bearer

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. Danny was a perennial all-star in football, basketball and baseball throughout his youth, and was a runner-up in the

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Jay Adams

R.I.P. (February 3, 1961 – August 15, 2014) 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 turning point in skateboarding history, when the world got its first taste of

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