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2022 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee - Steve Rocco

Steve Rocco – 2022

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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Chris Strople - 2020 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee

Chris Strople – 2020

Find Chris on Social Media Chris Strople is widely recognized as one of the primary vert skateboarders of the late 1970s, inventing such basic moves as the alley-oop, and rock ’n’ roll boardslide. Chris was also among the first to pioneer bionic aerials. Born on February 5, 1960, in Pasadena, California, Chris started skating in

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George Orton – 2020

Find George on social Media George Orton was one of the most bio vert skaters of the late 1970s. Born in Long Beach, California, George was a hyperactive kid with ADHD who was always involved in school sports. At age seven, he discovered surfing and skateboarding on a Black Knight with clay wheels. Around 1974,

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Desiree Von Essen - Skateboarding Hall of Fame

Desiree Von Essen Harrington – 2019

Find Desiree on Social Media One of the most prominent female skateboarders of the mid-1970s, Desiree Von Essen was born in Huntington, Long Island, New York in 1958. After moving to Ventura, California in 1968, she started skating on a Black Knight down a big driveway with her brother. In 1974, Desiree started getting product flowed

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

Jeff Phillips – 2019

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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Tom Wally Inouye

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

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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

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