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7th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees and Icon Award Recipients Announced

SHOF TrophyThe International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) and the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame have proudly to announced this year’s Skateboarding Hall of Fame inductees: Skip Frye (1960s), Ty Page (1970s, Era One), Steve Alba (1970s, Era Two), Eddie Elguera (1980s, Era One), Tommy Guerrero (1980s, Era Two), Ed Templeton (1990s) and three women – Ellen Berryman (1970s), Cindy Whitehead (1980s) and Jen O’Brien (1990s). This year’s Icon Award recipients are pioneering skateboard company Powell-Peralta, photographer/writer/designer Mörizen “Mofo” Föche and legendary hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies. The induction and awards ceremony will be held on May 13th, 2016.

After four years of phenomenal growth onsite at the IASC Summit, this year the Skateboarding Hall of Fame will be held at the City National Grove of Anaheim. Hosting at this incredible new venue is made possible thanks to the generous support of our presenting sponsor Vans. The doors will open for happy hour at 5:00 p.m. on May 13th, with the VIP Meet-and-Greet and dinner beginning at 6:00 p.m., with the ceremony following at 7:30 p.m. Along with the induction ceremony and Icon awards, there will be musical performances by inductee Steve Alba and the Powerflex 5, as well as Icon award recipient Mofo of the Drunk Injuns. For tickets to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame, please visit: https://2016-shof.eventbrite.com.

“When Steve Van Doren let us know Vans wanted to step up and really do the Skateboarding Hall of Fame right as part of their 50th year anniversary celebration, I knew we’d have the chance to do something really special,” said Josh Friedberg, Skateboarding Hall of Fame Ceremony producer. “The show has just gotten better every year, but now that we’re in an event space like the City National Grove of Anaheim, there is no doubt in my mind that this will be the best year yet.”

Created in 2009, The Skateboarding Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the history of skateboarding and those influential figures who have significantly shaped skateboarding and our culture throughout the years. All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit efforts of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation’s Just One Board initiative.

Selection for the Skateboarding Hall of Fame isn’t wholly determined by seasons, contest results or stats. Above all else, innovation, influence and creativity are honored as the drivers at the heart of the constant evolution of skateboarding.

Current Inductees include: Bruce Logan, Torger Johnson, Danny Bearer, Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mark Gonzales, Danny Way, Eric Koston, Bob Burnquist , Patti McGee, Peggy Oki, Woody Woodward, Tom Sims, Alan “Ollie” Gelfand, Rodney Mullen, Christian Hosoi, Wendy Bearer Bull, Laura Thornhill Caswell, Gregg Carroll, Jim Muir, Steve Olson, Lance Mountain, Natas Kaupas, Laurie Turner DeMott, Ellen Oneal Deason, Brian Logan, Henry Hester, Duane Peters, Neil Blender, Chris Miller, John Cardiel, Robin Logan, Cara-Beth Burnside, and Elissa Steamer.

Current Icons: CR Stecyk, Larry Stevenson, John Humphrey, Frank Nasworthy, Glen E. Friedman, Black Flag, Warren Bolster, NHS, Devo, Steve Van Doren, James O’Mahoney, Tracker Trucks, Fausto Vitello, J.Grant Brittain and Pipeline Skatepark.

The Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards Ceremony is a production of the International Association of Skateboard Companies’ Go Skateboarding Foundation under license from the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame™.

2015 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees

2015 SHOF toutLast week, the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) and the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame (ISHOF) joined more than 500 guests from the skateboard community to honor and induct six men and three women – Brian Logan (1960s), Henry Hester (1970s, Era One), Duane Peters (1970s, Era Two), Neil Blender (1980s, Era One), Chris Miller (1980s, Era Two), John Cardiel (1990s), Robin Logan (1970s), Cara-Beth Burnside (1980s), and Elissa Steamer (1990s). In addition, Icon Awards were presented to Steve Van Doren, James O’Mahoney and Tracker Trucks.

All proceeds from the event benefit the not-for-profit efforts of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation’s Just One Board initiative.

Created in 2009, The Skateboarding Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the history of skateboarding and those influential figures who have significantly shaped skateboarding and our culture throughout the years.

6th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Skateboarding Hall of Fame 2015It’s often been said that without a past, you have no future and we couldn’t agree more in the world of skateboarding and towards the pioneers, legends and those that have spent their lives pushing its progression. That said, ballots went out to nearly 400 qualified representatives from all eras of skateboarding history to vote for their choice for the Class of 2015 Hall of Fame inductions. After a week of vote collection, here are the results.


2015 Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductees
1960s Brian Logan
1970s Era One – Henry Hester
1970s Era Two – Duane Peters
1980s Era One – Neil Blender
1980s Era Two – Chris Miller
1990s John Cardiel
1970s Female – Robin Logan
1980s Female – Cara-Beth Burnside
1990s Female – Elissa Steamer

2015 Icon Awards: TBA

The 6th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place on May 14th, 2015 at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa, California. Tickets to attend this event and evening of celebration are available right now, right here.

Congratulations to all of the #SHOF2015 inductees!

Sync – Tony Hawk Doubles Video Part – 2014

YouTube Preview ImageTony Hawk has paired up with many of his talented friends over the last few years to create this video titled ‘Synch’ for your viewing pleasure.

While the majority of the synchronized “doubles” footage features Andy Macdonald at Tony’s ramp, there are numerous others featured including: Kevin Staab, Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero, Neal Hendrix, Jesse Fritsch, Tom Schaar, PLG, Lincoln Ueda, Guy Mariano, Geoff Rowley, Chris Cole, Chris Haslam, Corbin Harris, Aaron “Jaws” Homoki, Daewon Song, Neil Blender, Ben Raybourn, Lance Mountain and Rodney Mullen. Sit back and enjoy. Cheers!