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Don Bostick - 2024 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee - Photo by Bill Golding

Don Bostick

Don Bostick – born August 1, 1950 – Honolulu, Hawaii I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. My father was in the Navy and married my mom, a local Hawaiian girl from Hilo, Hawaii. My father was of Dutch/German decent and grew up in Texas. I have an older sister, Esther Jewett and a younger brother, […]

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John Hutson Signal Hill 1977. Photo by Glen E. Friedman

John Hutson

Follow John on Facebook Widely known as the top downhill racer of the 1970s, John Hutson won 11 out of 14 races in 1978 alone, taking second place in two, and third in the other! John was also famous for the Hut Tuck, a stance he employed to achieve maximum velocity during downhill runs that

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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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Judi Oyama - 2018 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Judi Oyama

Find Judi on Social Media Born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, Judi Oyama started skating in her driveway at age 13 on a homemade board her brother made in wood shop. A few years later, she entered her first slalom competition and promptly crashed, but kept racing–bloody elbow pad, bandages and all. Within a few

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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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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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Natas Kaupas - 2014 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Natas Kaupas

Find Natas on Social Media Born in 1969 and raised in south Santa Monica, California, Natas, Kaupas along with Mark Gonzales, repurposed Rodney Mullen’s flatground Ollie and outright invented modern street skating. Ollies, kickflips, wall rides, handrails, and, of course, fire hydrants— all became realities through the critical years of 1984 through ’89 thanks to Natas. Originally

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