Tony Hawk was bornon 12 May 1968 in Carlsbad, American, is Skateboarder. Tony Hawk is a former American skateboarder and actor. He was one of the most influential skateboarders of the modern times. His tryst with skateboard began at the age of nine, when he got his elder brother’s blue fiber glass skateboard. Little did anyone know that this little boy would become one of the pioneers of vertical skateboarding in the coming years. He used to practice at the now-defunct Oasis Skatepark at the age of 12, performing maneuvers well beyond his age. He attracted numerous visitors as he performed spectacular maneuvers. As a child, he was hyperactive and the skateboard was an outlet for his excess energy. By the time he was 16 years old, he had become a professional skateboarder. With time, he was able to start his own skateboarding company called ‘BirdHouse,’ along with compatriot Per Welinder. He also initiated his own series of video games, 16 titles of which have been released since 1999. Through his own YouTube channel called Ride, he hosts various shows and has teamed up with several artists and musicians who have been inspired by skating. He has started the Tony Hawk Foundation for building skateparks for the underprivileged.
In January 2012, a YouTube channel in his name was launched, which created further fanfare
In 2008, the rides were billed as the ‘total Tony Hawk experience’
He started an extreme sports tour called Boom Boom HuckJam, in the year 2002
In 1999, he launched a video game series based on his skateboarding, titled 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater'
It was only when extreme sports gained popularity in 1995 that skateboarding came to limelight
The first one was in 1986 as a skater double for Josh Brolin in the movie Thrashin’
In 1982, he joined the legendary Bones Brigade team, which was into professional skateboarding