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2023 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee - Rick Howard

Rick Howard

A man of many titles, Rick Howard is known as an entrepreneur, producer, and most importantly a skateboarder. Moving from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, to California when he was seventeen, Rick soon gathered early sponsors with Blockhead Skateboards in 1988 and Gullwing Trucks. Howard would find his first full length part in Blockhead’s video Splendid

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2022 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee - Steve Rocco

Steve Rocco

It is almost impossible to cover the complete legacy of Steve Rocco. No one would have known that when Steve, the oldest of six siblings in Hermosa Beach, received his first skateboard at age eleven it would begin a story molded in success, risk, and controversy. First gaining recognition as an excellent freestyle skater, Rocco

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Jeff Phillips - Boneless on the Clown Ramp. Photo by Mofo

Jeff Phillips

Jeff Phillips is widely recognized as one of the most powerful vertical skateboarders of the 1980s. More beast than man, he relentlessly shook the ramp, pounded the coping and launched way above it with the utmost force. Starting out buttboarding in Dallas, Texas at age 10 on a 4” x 10” Shark skateboard with steel

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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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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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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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Ed Templeton - 2016 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Ed Templeton

Find Ed on Social Media CHECK OUT ED’s SHOF Intro for the 2020 / 2021 Inductees here…. Ed Templeton was born July 28, 1972 and raised in Orange County, California. He has easily been one of the most influential pros of the past three decades based not only on his trick innovations, artistic output, and

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Steve Alba

Find Steve on Social Media Having stepped on a skateboard for the first time in third grade, Steve Alba would refine his vertical skateboard skills over the next few years before winning the first pool contest in skateboarding history at the Spring Valley stop of the Hester Series in 1978. From there, the man known

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