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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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Eric Dressen - Skateboarding Hall of Fame

Eric Dressen

Find Eric on Social Media Eric Dressen was born on September 16, 1967 in Los Angeles, California and got his first skateboard at the age of eight. Only a year later, Eric was discovered by Laura Thornhill while skating a pool in Torrance. Impressed by his obvious natural talents, she introduced him to Skateboarder magazine

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Tony Alva - 2009 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Tony Alva

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, along with Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta, he joined the legendary Z-Boys skateboard team. Alva later went on to win the Men’s World Overall Championships

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