Cover – Skateboarder Magazine

Jerry Valdez -2020 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Jerry Valdez -2020

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,

Jerry Valdez -2020 Read More »

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

Doug “Pineapple” Saladino – 2020

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

Doug “Pineapple” Saladino – 2020 Read More »

Tom “Wally” Inouye - 2019 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Tom “Wally” Inouye – 2019

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

Tom “Wally” Inouye – 2019 Read More »

Micke Alba - 2019 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Micke Alba – 2019

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

Micke Alba – 2019 Read More »

Brad Bowman - 2018 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Brad Bowman – 2018

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

Brad Bowman – 2018 Read More »

Gregg Weaver - 2017 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Gregg Weaver – 2017

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

Gregg Weaver – 2017 Read More »

Eddie Elguera - 2016 Skateboarding Hall of Fame

Eddie Elguera – 2016

Find Eddie on Social Media Frontside invert. Frontside rock ’n’ roll. Fakie ollie. Rock to fakie. Fastplant to fakie. Air to fakie. Pop-a-rocker. Boardslide to fakie. Andrecht flip. And of course, the Elguerial. Creating any one of these key tricks would probably be enough to justify entry into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame. In 2016,

Eddie Elguera – 2016 Read More »

Steve Olson – 2014

Find Steve on Social Media Credited with introducing skateboarding to punk rock at the end of the 1970s, along with being the original tester of the Independent Stage 1 truck (which was released in ’78), and whose iconic Santa Cruz Checkerboard model became the first use of full-board graphics on seven-ply laminated maple, Steve Olson

Steve Olson – 2014 Read More »

Torger Johnson – 2010

Torger Johnson Twenty-four-year-old Torger Johnson has seen it all, having been a skateboarder since he was twelve. Today Torger lives in Hawaii, where he has better control of his surfing life, but he’s still very visible on the skateboarding scene, where his subtle, carefully planned freestyle routines reflect his experience and professionalism. Torger sees skateboarding

Torger Johnson – 2010 Read More »

Tony Alva - 2009 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Tony Alva – 2009

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

Tony Alva – 2009 Read More »