2020

Class of 2020 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees

Jerry Valdez - 2020 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Jerry Valdez

Follow Jerry on Instagram The Jerry Valdez Timeline: Growing up in Southern California, Jerry experiences many of life’s obstacles with only his inner guidance to draw from. His skateboard, his sole source of transportation, is a great introduction to freestyle skating. In high school, Jerry excels at the science of physics through gymnastics and martial arts, […]

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Doug "Pineapple" Saladino - 2020 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Doug “Pineapple” Saladino

Find Doug on Social Media Douglas Keith Saladino was born of Filipino and Japanese heritage and raised in San Diego, California. He started skating in third grade on a homemade board his dad made him. When Cadillac Wheels came out in 1973, Doug began surf skating curbs and getting tubed under overhanging bushes. By the

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Ed Nadalin - 2020 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Ed Nadalin

Find Ed on Social Media One of the top freestylers of the 1970s, Ed Nadalin was born in Ridgecrest, California in the Mojave Desert in 1955. He began skating in 1968 in Cupertino when he saw the Hobie team on TV. His first board was a Hobie Super Surfer with clay wheels. By 1975, Ed

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John "Tex" Gibson - 2020 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

John “Tex” Gibson

Find John on Social Media Texas pros like Craig Johnson, Jeff Phillips and John “Tex” Gibson were famous throughout the 1980s for their powerful skating, hard partying and friendly personalities. Born in 1964 in Houston, John Gibson grew up in nearby Pasadena, where he started skating in 1975. Not long after, a horrible park called

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