Skateboarding is a community of very creative individuals, so there’s an artistic aspect to what we do and a very community-centered way of thinking ... I feel like it always challenges you and you can always challenge yourself. No matter how far you get in skateboarding, there’s always new things to learn.
The most recognized action sports figure in the world, Tony Hawk was just nine years old when his brother changed his life by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne skateboard. By fourteen he’d turned pro, and by sixteen he was widely considered the best skateboarder on earth. In 1999, he became the first skater to ever complete a 900, and shortly thereafter, teamed up with Activision to launch Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, now a billion dollar video game franchise. He has created a Tony Hawk brand that includes Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, and the Tony Hawk Signature Series sporting goods and toys, authored a New York Times bestseller, and includes his 900 Films production company. And, more importantly, he is the proud father of four.