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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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Tom Wally Inouye

Tom “Wally” Inouye

Find Tom on Social Media If you were serious about skateboarding in the second half of the 1970s, the name Tom “Wally” Inouye is forever stamped into your mind. Simply stated, he was one of the most prominent pros of the time. Who can forget Wally’s three classic Skateboarder covers (two of them in a

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Micke Alba - 2019 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Micke Alba

Follow Micke on Social Media Born in the Badlands of Southern California, Michael “Micke” Alba enjoyed a career as one of the top vert pros from the late 1970s to the late-’80s. Starting out skating freestyle around 1975, Micke switched over to vert at the Bel Air Pool, the Central Pool, the famous L Pool

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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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Gregg Weaver - 2017 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Gregg Weaver

Find Gregg on Social Media Born on January 9, 1961 in San Jose, California, Gregg Weaver aka the Cadillac Kid, was one of the biggest stars during skateboarding’s re-emergence in the mid 1970s. He was featured in some of the very first Cadillac Wheels ads (the urethane wheels responsible for skateboarding’s rebirth), appeared on 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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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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