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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:

“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™.

Skateboarder Magazine’s First Four 1960s Issues Reprinted

quarterly skateboarder mag toutSet the dial on your Way Back Machine to 1964. That’s the year skateboarding first exploded in popularity, prompting Surfer magazine founder John Severson to introduce The Quarterly Skateboarder, the first publication dedicated solely to covering the newly-emerging revolution. Pre-dating any other skateboard magazine, book, zine, movie or video that you can name, The Quarterly Skateboarder (the name changed to Skateboarder Magazine with the third issue) went on to profile in its four 1960s issues, the cream of the crop of the first wave of pros: Danny Bearer, Pat McGee, Tommy Ryan and Woody Woodward.

Also featured were skateboarding’s first major contest, the International Skateboard Championships, the first-ever published photo of backyard pool riding, an epic downhill run at San Diego’s Concourse, night rallies, plenty of early Rick Griffin artwork and classic ads from pioneering brands like Gordon and Smith, Hobie, Makaha, Nash, Roller Derby, Skee-Skate and Super Surfer.

Vol. 1, No. 1″>Fully restored, all four 1960s issues of The Quarterly Skateboarder and Skateboarder Magazine are available from the print-on-demand publisher, Blurb, perfect bound and printed on thick, premium paper. They are really deluxe! With original copies fetching well north of $100.00 each, these reprints are an easy way for collectors to acquire copies for considerably less. But, order soon, because they will be limited. After 200 copies of each issue have been sold, the magazines will no longer be available. Published with the permission of the owner of Skateboarder, The Enthusiast Network, 50% of the profits will be donated to the Next Up Foundation, which helps at-risk youth by supporting their development, education, and healthy lifestyles.

Vol. 1, No. 1

Cover: Dave Hilton, Editorial: Sidewalk Surfing?, Profile: Mike Hynson, Tips From Tommy (Ryan), Night Rallies, The Big Jump (high jumps), the Well-Equipped Skateboarder (Rick Griffin cartoon), Performance Plus, People You Meet on the Slopes (Rick Griffin cartoon), Getting Around (reader submissions, including the first-ever published photo of pool skating), Surfer/Skier/Skateboarder, Wheelies (cartoons). Major ads include Skee-Skate, Jack’s Banzai Exhibition Team, Roller Derby, Hobie, Bun Buster and Super Surfer.

Vol. 1, No. 2

Cover: Jack’s Skateboard Team, Editorial: Why Speed?, Profile: JoJo Perrin, Tips From Dave: The Kickturn, Skateboard Paradise (the Concourse), Surfer/Skateboarder (a comparison of the two sports), The Year Skateboarding Made the Olympics (fiction), Getting Around (reader submissions), Dear Scateboarder Mag (sic), Skateboarding Around the World, Rallies, Test Pilot (cartoon), Clubs and Contests, Wheelies (cartoons). Major ads include Tuk ‘n’

Vol. 1, No. 3

Cover: Torger Johnson, Editorial: Skateboarding Comes of Age, Profile: Danny Bearer, International Skateboard Championships in Anaheim, Skateboardland (Rick Griffin cartoon that foreshadows the Mega Ramp forty years early), Tips on Tricks, Rodney Dangerfield: Skateboard Agent (fiction), Getting Around (reader submissions), Contests, Wheelies (cartoons). Major ads include Nash, the Randy 720 (the first-ever skateboard shoe), Hobie, Trick Track, G&S Fibreflex and Super Surfer.

Vol. 1, No. 4 Contents

Cover: Pat McGee, Editorial: Skateboarding’s Rights and Duties, Profile: Pat McGee, Skateboard Tips, Skateboarding France, Murphy Gets a Story (Rick Griffin cartoon), Profile: Woody Woodward, The Moscow Adventures of Secret Agent Rodney Dangerfield (fiction), Getting Around (reader submissions), Wheelies (cartoons). Major ads include Crest Skate Wheels, Sterling’s Mustang and Hobie.