Loveletters to Skateboarding 7th Season kicks off with a blistering start and the 50th episode, Jeff Grosso sits down with Mark Gonzales, Steve Caballero, Jason Jessee, Tony Hawk, Peter Hewitt and many others to get to the underlying philosophy reason why we all entertain ourselves and our friends while riding a skateboard.
The 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™.
In 2015, the Tampa Pro contest became an official stop on the Street League Skateboarding Pro tour. As a game changer for both trademarks of the skate culture, the union brought some interesting point of views. VICE Sports was there to capture this pivotal moment in skateboard history and heard from Brian Schaefer, Brian Atlas, Chris Cole, and many others about what it really meant for the two skate giants to finally come together.
Dodging a wet weather forecast, both Tony Hawk and Bucky Lasek skated tough to defend their Bowl-A-Rama titles this weekend in Bondi Beach. Roll the highlight reel. Be sure to check back with the Bowl-A-Rama site for the soon-to-come replay of the live webcast.
1. Bucky Lasek $16,000
2. Cory Juneau $9000
3. Tom Schaar $5000
4. Alex Sorgente $3000
5. Joshua Rodriguez $2500
6. Ivan Federico $2000
7. Trey Wood $1750
8. Pedro Barros $1500
9. Vi Kakinho $1000
10. Kevin Kowalski $1000
11. Chris Russell $1000
12. Danny Leon $1000
13. Rune Glifberg $1000
14. Jonathan Schwan $1000
15. Luke Russell $1000
16. Daniel Cuervo $1000
17. Brad McClain $1000
1. Tony Hawk
2. Pat Ngoho
3. Renton Millar
1. Ryan Helm
2. Jedd McKenzie
3. Ethan Copeland
With the help of Sony and and his supporters, Tony Hawk took his skating into another dimension with this thrill ride across a horizontal loop and down the drain. Thanks for pushing forward as always Tony!