Tony Hawk Pro Skater Bio

Name: Tony Hawk

Stats: Birthday – May 12, 1968

Resides in California

Tony Hawk By Matt Rogers [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Matt Rogers [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Bio: Tony Hawk… what hasn’t he done? One of the most influential skaters of all time, Tony was the first to ever land a 900 degree spin.

Tony was sponsored by the time he was 12 by Dogtown Skateboards and considered one of the world’s best skaters by age 16.

As the founder of Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, the enormously popular “Tony Hawk” videogames, several movies, the Tony Hawk Foundation with a mission of “the creation of public skateboard parks in low-income communities”, a New York Times bestselling autobiography and much more, Tony has been a key influence on the world of skateboarding.

Although Tony no longer skates competitively, he remains very much on the scene and his son Riley Hawk has followed in his footsteps as a pro skater.

Sponsors: Birdhouse, Hawk Clothing

Tony Hawk at the Big Day Out Festival 2012 By Stuart Sevastos [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Photo by Stuart Sevastos [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


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