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Mofo

Find Mofo on Social Media Richard Knoll, aka Mofo, joined Thrasher magazine as their second official employee only months after it was founded in January 1981 and rose with the success of the San Francisco based publication to become one of the most influential photographers, writers, graphic artists, and personalities in the skate media world […]

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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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John Cardiel - 2015 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

John Cardiel

Follow John on Instagram Simply one of the biggest and enduring legends of skateboarding, John Cardiel was born on December 14, 1973 in San Jose, California. He grew up in Half Moon Bay and later Grass Valley. Transcending multiple generations and beloved worldwide, his “All hail Cardiel!” folklore was built not on any technical innovation

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Cara-Beth Burnside - 2015 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Cara-Beth Burnside

Find Cara-Beth on Social Media Cara-Beth Burnside is a pioneer of women’s professional skateboarding and snowboarding. Born on July 23, 1968 in Orange, California, Cara-Beth first began skateboarding around age 10 with her older brother, honing her skills at the legendary Big O Skatepark. From the early ’80s to the mid ’00s, she solidified herself

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Fausto Vitello - 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Fausto Vitello

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on August 7, 1946, Fausto Vitello’s influence on skateboarding could be deemed critical if only for his entrepreneurial role in co-founding Thrasher, Independent, and Deluxe Distribution. Having fled Argentina and the oppression of the Revolución Libertadora political regime with his family at age nine, Vitello was raised on Frederick Street in

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Lance Mountain - 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame

Lance Mountain – 2014

Find Lance on Social Media Since starring in the first true skateboarding video, The Bones Brigade Video Show in 1984, then rising with the tide of the Powell-Peralta brand as it grew into the biggest company of the massive ’80s boom, launching and running The Firm, before finally landing at Flip and Nike SB, Lance

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Mark Gonzales

Mark Gonzales

Today’s street skateboarding is a far cry from the pool-influenced riding of the 1970s from which it was spawned, and the Gonz had a lot to do with that. Mark Gonzales, the pioneering and consequently obliterating ripper of all oncoming terrain, subject to the variables in which he chose to place before his path, naturally, didn’t set out to

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Eric Koston

Find Eric on Social Media As one traces the evolution of modern street skating from its earliest foundation to the unbelievable heights to which it has risen, Eric Koston has served as a constant innovator each step of the way. Since turning pro in 1992, Eric Koston has remained unfadeable in a cut-throat contest capacity

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Danny Way - 2009 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Danny Way

Find Danny on Social Media Danny Way started skateboarding at age six at the Del Mar Skateboard Ranch. By 11, he won the first contest he ever entered. Since then, Danny has been pushing boundaries, shattering records, and progressing the sport like very few others in the game. Growing up in Vista, California with his

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Tony Hawk

Find Tony on Social Media Tony Hawk was nine years old when his brother changed all of our lives by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne banana board. Before skateboarding, Hawk was a self-described nightmare. “Instead of the terrible twos, I was the terrible youth,” he said. “I was a hyper, rail thin geek on

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