Anthony Frank Hawk (Tony Hawk) was born on May 12, 1968, San Diego – California, USA. Tony has forgotten more tricks than the total skills learned by most skateboarders in their career. He helped skateboarding enter the mainstream towards the end of the 20th century. His most prestigious achievement was an unearthing skateboarding holy grail where he became the only person to land successfully a 900. Tony has worked in helping many people establish skateboard parks. He founded the Tony Hawk foundation that has provided many grants and technical assistance for new parks, particularly in the low income areas.
As a kid, Tony was high-struck, quite intelligent and had a hyperactive combination once described by his mother as “Challenging.”
Aged nine, Tony received a skateboard from his elder brother, and this is the gift that defined his life.
He got his first sponsor, Dogtown Skateboarding at the age of 12.