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Tony Hawk (1968 - )

Tony Hawk is an American professional skateboarder.

Also known as: Anthony Frank Hawk [full name]


 

Biography

Anthony Frank Hawk was born May 12, 1968, in San Diego, California, USA. [1]

He is the son of Frank and Nancy Hawk. He has three siblings; Lenore, Patricia and Steve Hawk.

He was married to Cindy Dunbar from 1990 to 1993, and they had a son, Riley Hawk. From 1996 to 2004 he was married to Erin Lee, and they had two sons, Spencer Hawk and Keegan Hawk. From 2006 to 2011 he was married to Lhotse Merriam, and they had a daughter named Kadence Clover Hawk.


Skateboarding

Tony Hawk started skateboarding in 1978, at the age of 9, after his brother gave him a blue Bhane fiberglass board. [1]

Skateboard Tricks:

Tony Hawk is credited with the invention of several skateboard tricks.

1980: Backside Varial
1981: Shove-it Rock n Roll
1982: Fingerflip Backside Air
1982: Varial Gay Twist
1982: Gymnast Plant
1983: Rodeo Flip
1983: Airwalk
1983: Lipslide Revert
1984: Airwalk to Fakie
1984: Madonna Air
1984: Saran Wrap
1985: Stalefish
1985: 720 McHawk
1986: Backside Ollie to Tail
1986: 540 Indy
1987: Frontside Gay Twist
1987: Nosegrind
1987: Backside Pop Shove-It
1987: Frontside 360 Rock n Roll
1988: Frontside Caballerial
1988: Stalefish 540
1988: Eggplant to Fakie
1988: Half Elguerial
1988: Frontside Hurricane Grind
1988: cab shove-it
1988: 360 Varial to Fakie
1889: Frontside Les Twist to Tail
1989: Fakie-to-Fakie fronstide 540

Contests:

Before retiring from competitive skateboarding, Tony Hawk had won 73 of the 103 vert and street contests he entered, and placed second in 19 of them.

1982: 01 - Rusty Harris Series Final Contest Vert
1983: 01 - Del Mar Spring Nationals Vert
1984: 01 - NSA Del Mar Skatepark Vert
1985: 02 - NSA #7 Del Mar Pool Jam
1986: 01 - Duel in Diablo
1986: 01 - Transworld Skateboarding Championships Vancouver Vert
1986: 02 - NSA #1 Houston Texas
1988: 04 - Savannah Slamma II
1986: 01 - Chicago Blowout
1988: 02 - Vision Pro Skate Escape
1988: 03 - NSA Pro Tour Contest #2 Vert Ramp
1991: 01 - Shut Up and Skate Finals Vert Ramp
1995: 02 - Summer X Games Street
1995: 01 - Summer X Games Vert Singles
1996: 02 - Summer X Games Vert Singles
1997: 01 - Summer X Games Vert Singles
1997: 01 - Summer X Games Vert Doubles
1998: 03 - Summer X Games Vert Singles
1998: 01 - Summer X Games Vert Doubles
1998: 01 - World Cup Skateboarding Tour Vert
1999: 01 - Summer X Games Vert Doubles
1999: 01 - Summer X Games Vert Singles
1999: 01 - Summer X Games Vert Best Trick
2000: 01 - Summer X Games Vert Doubles
2001: 01 - Summer X Games Vert Doubles
2001: 01 - Summer X Games Vert Best Trick

Sponsors:

By twelve, Tony was sponsored by Dogtown skateboards, by fourteen he was pro.

19?? - ????: Dogtown skateboards
19?? - ????: Independent Trucks
1998 - ????: Adio Footwear
???? - ????: Tracker Trucks
???? - ????: Fury Trucks
2009 - 2013: Theeve Trucks
2012 - xxxx: Bones Wheels
2013 - xxxx: Independent Trucks

Products:

1983: Powell Peralta Tony Hawk Bird Skull

Movies:

Tony Hawk has been featured in several skateboard videos.

1984: The Bones Brigade Video Show
1985: Future Primitive
1987: The Search For Animal Chin
1988: Public Domain
1988: The Savannah Slamma Video
1988: The Savannah Slamma II Video
1988: Ohio Skateout
1989: Ban This
1991: Eight
1992: Feasters
1993: Ravers
1994: Asian Goddess
1996: Airwalk Skateboarding Video 96
1998: The End
1999: Baker Bootleg
2001: Destroying America
2002: One Step Beyond

He has also been featured in several skateboard documentaries.

2005: Who Cares - The Duane Peters Story
2006: Rising Son
2007: The Beginning

Tony Hawk has also been part of several skateboard related Hollywood movies.

1986: Trashin
1989: Gleaming the Cube
2001: Dogtown and Z-Boys

Games:

Tony Hawk has released several video games, and won a award in 2006(x)

1999: Tony Hawks Pro Skater
2000: Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2
2001: Tony Hawks Pro Skater 3
2002: Tony Hawks Pro Skater 4
2003: Tony Hawks Underground
2004: Tony Hawks Underground 2
2005: Tony Hawks American Wasteland
2005: Tony Hawks American Sk8land
2006: Tony Hawks Project 8
2006: Tony Hawks Downhill Jam
2007: Tony Hawks Proving Ground
2009: Tony Hawk: Ride
2010: Tony Hawk: Shred
2012: Tony Hawks Pro Skater HD
2015: Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5

Television:

Radio:

Tony Hawk hosts a weekly radio program on the Sirius XM satellite radio station.

Awards:

1998: Transworld Skateboarding Awards Vert Skater of the Year
1999: Transworld Skateboarding Awards Best Vert Readers
1999: Transworld Skateboarding Awards Best Vert Riders
????: Make-A-Wishs Favorite Favorite Male Athlete
????: Teen Choice Awards Choice Favorite Male Athlete
????: Nickelodeons Kid痴 Choice Awards Favorite Male Athlete
2009: Skateboarding Hall Of Fame [1980s]
2009: Madam Tussauds Wax Figure

Companies:

In 1992 Tony Hawk starts Birdhouse Projects, with former Powell pro, Per Welinder.

In 1998 Tony Hawk and his family started a childrens skate clothing company called Hawk Clothing.

Tours:

Trough skateboarding Tony Hawk has traveled around the world doing contests and demos.

In 2002 he started the Tony Hawks Boom Boom HuckJam extreme sports tour.

Organisations:

The Tony Hawk Fundation helps finance public skateparks in low-income areas.

Trivia:

Tony Hawks first skateboard is now at the Smithsonian Museum.

Websites:

http://tonyhawk.com/


Sources

Below are the sources referenced in the text. Go to the Tony Hawk articles for more.

1] Tony Hawk Britannica Biography Added 22-10-2018


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