Skateboarding Hall of Fame??

hallThe 6th Annual Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards Induction Ceremony happened yesterday, May 14, 2015 at the Westin South Coast Plaza Hotel in Costa Mesa, CA. I was lucky enough to attend.

Real quick if you don’t know Skateboarding has a Hall of Fame – which I didn’t till about a week ago – check out their page.

Of course I loved it because it was dressy – in the evening at the Westin. No worries – the fashion review is over. And there were too many vegetables for my liking so I’ll skip past the dinner review and go to awards.

The night was a history lesson.  Shout out to my mom who drove me in the rain and to whoever made the program, my mom read it cover to cover and took it home.  I think it’s important to share skateboarding history because many people are like my mom – all they “know” about skateboarding is what they’ve seen in the mainstream media.

The big take away messages for me were the need to be professional on and off the board, the creativity that skateboarding allows you in skating and the creation of skate products, women skaters inspire all skaters, skate for the love of it, and that without other skaters no one would be there.

So till next time, keep it stylish on & off the board and be grateful fashion has evolved since the 70s.


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