Class of 2018 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees

Judi Oyama - 2018 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Judi Oyama

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 entered her first slalom competition and promptly crashed, but kept racing–bloody elbow pad, bandages and all. Within a few

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Pattie Hoffman - 2018 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Pattie Hoffman

In July 1980, Skateboarder magazine heralded Pattie Hoffman as “skateboarding’s winningest amateur female competitor,” and she was just fifteen years old. Who knew that getting a skateboard for her tenth birthday would become a watershed moment? At age 11, Pattie joined her 16-year-old brother on road trips to pools and ditches across San Bernardino and

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Jeff Ho - 2018 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Jeff Ho

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-yourself aesthetic and revolutionary designs for surfboards and skateboards. Others took notice. By the ’70s, he opened his own storefront and workshop near

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Matt Hensley - 2018 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Matt Hensley

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.  Matt Hensley was born in 1970 in Newport Beach, California, and grew up in Vista. Starting in 1977, his mom dropped him

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Dave Hackett - 2018 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

David Hackett

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 the age of 5. David won his first bank riding contest at 14 at Malibu Park JR. High school, and learned to bomb the hills

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Brad Bowman - 2018 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Brad Bowman

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 skateparks comprise some of the most memorable and beloved photos of that time period. Brad’s first metal-wheeled skateboard ride–in Indiana in the

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Bahne Skateboards - 2018 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee


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 sports that have developed over the last 50 years. He started shaping surfboards in the ’50s, before foam and fiberglass entered

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