Last 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.
It’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!
Tony 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!