2016

Class of 2016 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees

Cindy Whitehead - 2016 Skateboarding Hall of Fame

Cindy Whitehead

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 1970s. She did so at a time when it was nearly unheard of for girls to take up the “dangerous” new activity, […]

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Ed Templeton - 2016 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Ed Templeton

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 of the most influential pros of the past three decades based not only on his trick innovations, artistic output, and

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Powell-Peralta - 2016 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Icon Inductee

Powell-Peralta

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 of skateboard companies have come and gone, and yet we’re still here doing the same thing we began doing

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Ty Page - 2016 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Ty Page

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—famously known for his Ty Hop, today called the pop-shove it, Ty slide, 360-headstands and a host of other inventions. After beginning surfing at

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Mörizen “Mofo” Föche 2016 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Icons Award

Mofo

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 Francisco based publication to become one of the most influential photographers, writers, graphic artists, and personalities in the skate media world

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Tommy Guerrero

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 Primitive, Guerrero also became the first skateboarder to showcase San Francisco and its now world renowned hills. Along with GSD, Mark Gonzales

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Skip Frye - 2016 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Skip Frye

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 turning pro as a surfer and shaping boards for Gordon and Smith surfboards, Skip and a number of influential

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Ellen Berryman - 2016 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Ellen Berryman

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. Learning to ride on the wide-open streets of the half-completed housing development, Ellen would also meet and become friends with

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Steve Alba

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 pool contest in skateboarding history at the Spring Valley stop of the Hester Series in 1978. From there, the man known

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