What Tony Hawk’s First Skateboard Shows About the History of the Sport

A history of skateboarding and the importance of Tony Hawk to the sport.

via Smithsonian

Eleven years old, towheaded and built like a starving stork, the most famous skateboarder in the world began skating in earnest in 1979 during a trip to Oasis Skatepark, near his hometown of San Diego. There, Tony Hawk saw kids as small as he was rolling and carving through a sea of concrete waves in the shadow of Interstate 805. Over in the skate bowls, he recalls, kids were “flying.” Inspired, Hawk stepped on the board, rolled up a wall, took to the air and basically never came down.

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