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This year Tommy Guerrero was inducted into the Skateboard Hall of Fame. Our friends at Deluxe Distribution & Real put together an edit of TG in honor of the occasion. 
This was the 7th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards Ceremony- presented by Vans and held at the City National Grove of Anaheim, California on May 13, 2016. 

2016 inductees to the Skateboarding Hall of Fame include 

  • 1960s Skip Frye
  • 1970s Era One – Ty Page
  • 1970s Era Two – Steve Alba
  • 1980s Era One – Eddie Elguera
  • 1980s Era Two – Tommy Gurrerro
  • 1990s Ed Templeton
  • 1970s Female -Ellen Berryman
  • 1980s Female – Cindy Whitehead
  • 1990s Female – Jen O’Brien
  • 2016 Icon Awards - Pioneering skateboard company Powell-Peralta, photographer/writer/designer Mörizen “Mofo” Föche and legendary hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies.

Selection for the Skateboarding Hall of Fame isn’t wholly determined by seasons, contest results or stats. Above all else, innovation, influence and creativity are honored as the drivers at the heart of the constant evolution of skateboarding.

    Tommy Guerrero (TG)

    An American professional skateboarder, company owner, and musician. Tommy Guerrero may be better known in the world of skateboarding than music. 
    Originally from San Francisco, Calif., TG is one of the pioneers of street skating, credited as being the first professional skateboarder sponsored for riding street. Guerrero joined the skate company Powell Peralta in 1984 and became one of the original members of the legendary "Bones Brigade" team. Appeared in Powell-Peralta's Future Primitive (1985), The Search for Animal Chin (1987), Axe Rated (1988), Public Domain (1988), and Ban This (1989). Guerrero was also featured in the Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012) documentary. At the 2013 15th Annual Transworld SKATEboarding Awards, Guerrero was the recipient of the "Legend" award.

    In 1991, Tommy, along with Jim Thiebaud, founded Real Skateboards, and was featured in Real's The Real Video(1993), Non-Fiction (1997), and Kicked Out Of Everywhere (1999). Tommy currently still helps with art at Real's parent company, Deluxe Distribution.

    Guerrero is an accomplished musician too, who has released numerous solo projects and is a part of Blktop Project alongside Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece, and Matt Rodriguez.  In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine named Guerrero's third studio album Soul Food Taqueria (2003), #2 on its 2003 "Best Of" list. Below is Organism- a hit from the album.
     

    The Skateboarding Hall of Fame

    The Skateboarding Hall of Fame was created to honor the passion, dedication and contributions to skateboarding history and culture by skateboarders and cultural icons throughout the decades. The Skateboarding Hall of Fame is a co-production of the International Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the International Association of Skateboard companies (IASC). The Skateboarding Hall of Fame is located in Simi Valley, CA.

    About IASC


    The International Association of Skateboard Companies is the member-owned not-for-profit trade association of skateboarding. The mission of the IASC is to represent the global skateboarding community with a united voice by listening, understanding and acting on the needs of skateboarders and the skateboard industry.

    About Go Skate Foundation:

    The Go Skateboarding Foundation was created to serve as the charitable arm of IASC. A donation to the GSF helps fund programs that promote skateboarding and make a positive impact on society and in the lives of young skateboarders.
    All proceeds benefit the not-for-profit efforts of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation’s Just One Board initiative.

     

     ROLL FOREVER!!

    4 comments

    • Posted on by Adam

      Amazing

    • Posted on by jason

      good one

    • Posted on by Marc

      Awesome

    • Posted on by Andreyu

      Good One !

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