Famous Skateboarders of All Time

Famous Skateboarders of All Time

Famous Skateboarders

If you want to learn the best maneuvers of skating, then look up to famous skateboarders of all times. These skateboarders always set new skating trends with their swaggy style and astounding tricks. Start following these avid skaters if you have developed a skating interest. Watching their skating videos will inspire you to perform better and learn more creative tricks. 

Therefore, we have gathered the wildly popular skaters of all time. You can follow them on their social profiles and learn their personalized tricks. Following these famous skaters will also add you to their list one day.

Game-Changing Globally Renowned Skateboarders in Skating World

Here is the list of the greatest skateboarders who have revolutionized skating with their challenging tricks.

01 Tony Alva (Sept 2, 1957—Present)

Tony Alva Skater

If you are wondering who is the best skater in the world then your curiosity is solved in this article. We can say that whatever skateboarding is present today, it’s all blessings of Tony Alva, who is the greatest skateboarder of all time. One of his most illustrious achievements was devising vertical skating. Tony Alva was born in 1957 in California. At the age of 10 when the waves were flat, he switched to skateboarding from surfing. 

Z-Boys

When waves were flat in the sea, three pioneers started to skateboard in empty pools. These legendary skateboarders were Jay Adams, Stacy Peralta and Alva. They also form a competition skateboarding team known as Zephyr. That’s why these boys were also known as Z-boys. 

Alva Skates

In his skateboarding career, Alva got sponsorship from various brands. He got Ace sponsorship for trucks and Vans sponsorship for shoes. In 1977, Alva also started his own company of skateboard decks known as Alva Skates. This company is still manufacturing the most magnificent skating products. 

Achievements

Alva sticks to his skateboarding passion which led him to achieve top awards in skateboarding. His “Barrel Jump” of 180 degrees let his name enter the Guinness Book. Moreover, in 1977, he was named as “Skater of the Year” due to his contributions to the skateboarding sport. Not only this, he also earned the “USA World Invitational Skateboard Champion” title by showing his remarkable performance in the championship. Further, at the age of 65 his name is written in the “Skateboarding Hall Of Fame”. 

Films

Alva also appeared in major skateboarding films including, Dogtown and Z-Boys, Skateboard: The Movie and Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland. 

Hence, we can say that Alva gave skateboarding a new life by dedicating his own whole life to skateboarding. 

02 Jay Adams (Feb 3, 1961 – Aug 15, 2014)

jay adams skater

The companion of Tony Alva, Jay Adams was also a member and the youngest member of Z-Boys. Tony Alva stated that he was a prodigious child who grew up skateboarding and surfing instead of bread and butter. 

Sponsorship 

Jay Adams got the sponsors from Hurley, Nixon, Osiris Shoes, Tracker Trucks, Abec 11 Wheels, Black Flys, Carver Racks, Vercelli Surfboards, and Z-Flex. This wide range of sponsors shows how much people were inspired and influenced by Jay Adams. 

Murals

Jay Adams skating style is still rich in passionate skaters. There are two murals of Jay Adams in Santa Monica and Venice. These murals commemorate his memories. 

Achievements

Jay Adams was recognized due to his flowing style. He got the achievement of entry in the Skateboarding Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2001, due to his thrilling and astounding maneuvers, he got the title of “an athletic stream-of-consciousness” from a documentary of 2001. 

Moreover, his documentary “Dogtown and Z-Boys” also won the Independent Spirit Award. 

Death

Jay Adams died at the age of 53 due to a heart attack. On his memorial, skaters from all over the world gathered and tributed him with a traditional Hawaiian-style paddle-out tribute.

03 Stacy Peralta (Oct 15, 1957—Present)

Stacy Peralta

A well-known American film director and owner of a skateboard company, Stacy Douglas Peralta is one of the most influential skateboarders. He earned all of the things at 21, which a skateboarder can only imagine.

Z-Boys

He entered Z-Boys when he was only 15. This shows his great passion for skateboarding. 

Skateboarding Business

Peralta was a young and dominant skateboarder. To start as an entrepreneur he made business with the name Powell Peralta which was the leading skateboard company of the 1980’s. Later on, he formed a team of most vert skaters known as “Bones Brigade”. These skaters revolutionized skateboarding and expanded Peralta business through advertising Peralta products by their wondrous skating tricks. 

Films 

As Peralta was director and producer, he produced many energized skating videos. For direction and production of these films, he left Powell Peralta in 1992. Some of his famous films, videos and documentaries are as follows. 

  • Bones Brigade Video Show (1984) 
  • Real Genius (1985)
  • Dogtown and Z-Boys
  • Riding Giants (2004) 
  • Lords of Dogtown (2005)
  • Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008)
  • Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012)

Moreover, Peralta also did work for skating video games including “Tony Hawk’s Underground” which gives more acknowledgment to skateboarding. So, through videos and films, Peralta did his best to influence skaters to do their best and enjoy skateboarding with its real thrill.

04 Alan Ollie Gelfand (Born 1963—Present)

Alan Ollie Gelfand

Alan Gelfand got his nickname “Ollie” when he performed an amazing aerial lipslide for the first time. Later on this feat was known as Ollie Pop. Due to his challenging feats, he stands among the best skaters of all time

Joining Powell Peralta

In 1977 Stacy Peralta visited a skatepark in Lauderdale, where he noticed Alan’s unique maneuver without using his hands. Stacy got inspired by Alan’s trick. That’s why Stacy offered him to join the Powell Peralta team. Later on, in 1980’s Alan developed his skating feat into three other skating styles, including vert, freestyle, and street skating. 

Recognition of Ollie

In 2004, Oxford English Dictionary recognized Allan’s and gave him credit as the pioneer of Ollie developed in 1976. 

Surrounded With Professionals

Allan believed that if you want to make yourself professional, you need to surround yourself with experts. That’s why Alan has mentors named Tom Ham and Bill Haas. These mentors gave him skating lessons. They also guided him on how to run his own skating shop. 

Shifting Of Interest

The 1980s brought down Alan’s skating career. He got many knee injuries and many skating parks also got closed during this era. Therefore, he shifted his sporting career towards car racing and won many honorable awards.

Olliewood Construction

Alan returned to skateboarding in 2001. He constructed a large bowl in Florida named “Olliewood”. This bowl was 48 feet large. 

Now, Alan is doing an Auto-repair business. He owns a large repairing shop named German Car Depot. His struggle and hard work show that one can pursue his passion despite various hurdles. Alan has also won the Skateboard Hall of Fame, which is still present in his Repair Office Shop. 

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05 Rodney Mullen (Aug 17, 1966—Present)

Rodney Mullen

Rodney Mullen was the most influential street and freestyle skater who still inspires today’s young skaters. Due to introducing various street skating tricks, he is known as the “Godfather of Street Skateboarding.”  

Achievements

At the age of just 14, Mullen beat the world champion skater Steve Rocco by participating in Oasis Pro Competition. In 2002, Transworld Skateboarding acknowledged Mullen’s efforts and awarded him with the Readers’ Choice Award for Skater of the Year. Next year, he was featured on Extreme Sports Channel which made him elected as the all-time greatest action sports athlete. Moreover, legendary skaters, Tony Hawk, and Daewon Song mentioned Mullen as their favorite skater in Transworld Skateboarding’s “Skater’s Favorite Skater” video series. 

Bones Brigade

Due to Mullen’s challenging tricks and astounding performance, he became part of Bones Brigade in 1980’s. 

Adaptation of Ollie

Mullen adapted Alan’s ollies and made some changes to it to make new tricks. As a result, he invented many creative tricks such as flat ground ollie, the kickflip, the heelflip, the 360-flip, and many other amazing feats. 

Co-owned Companies

In 1989, Mullen joined World Industries which was owned by Rocco. They did their best to make the company successful. But, as Powell Peralta rose, World Industries struggled and went under the supervision of Dwindle Distribution.  

Mullen joined Enjoi Skateboard company after the failure of his own A-team skateboarding company. He became a renowned rider of Enjoi Skateboards due to his revolutionary tricks, which are still modern skating tricks of the 21st century. 

Mullen’s Skating Videos

Mullen produced the most vert skating videos when he joined Plan B skateboard company. The company’s owner, Mike Ternasky, encouraged him to change from freestyle to street skating. Mullen showed his tricks in a Plan B video “Questionable”.

In another video, “Virtual Reality”,  Mullen showed his new street tricks such as dark slides. He has already introduced kickflip, underflip, Casper slide, grinds, and board slides in his previous videos. 

Learned Goofy Stance

Due to years of practice and performance, Mullen developed many injuries, especially in his hip bones. Therefore, he started to relearn various tricks with a Goofy stance. This leads to him many other creative tricks as well, which are still popular today. 

Video Game Appearance

Mullen also appeared in video games which let him earn more popularity among the skaters. In 2000, he appeared in Tony Hawk’s Video game series. Moreover, he also recorded his voice for “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint”. 

Books

Mullen also wrote multiple books on his skating career. First, he wrote history books, including Unemployable: 30 Years of Hardcore, Skate and Street. These books show his business experience with Dwindle and Globe. Later on, in 2000, he also wrote an autobiography named  The Mutt: How to Skateboard and Not Kill Yourself.

Films

Due to injuries, Mullen stopped skating for a while, but after some time, he started recording when he realized he could do skating. That’s why he appeared in more than 30 films. These films, videos, and documentaries represent his intricate tricks and maneuvers which are copied by skaters globally.  

Mullen also continues to talk about his skating performance on various platforms which inspires many skaters to do skating and unleash its real vibes. 

06 Tony Hawk (May 12, 1968—Present)

Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk, also known as “Birdman” is a world-renowned number 1 skateboarder in the world due to his tremendous contributions in skateboarding. His collection of video games and films have spread a new zeal of skateboarding in skaters. No other skater can beat his philanthropic activities, which played a major role in spreading skateboarding all over the world. 

Prodigious Child

Tony was “hyperactive” in his childhood as stated by her mother. His IQ level was also 144, that’s why he was one of the prodigious children in his age group fellows. He has had a passion for skateboarding from the beginning, and his parents also supported his passion. 

900 Trick 

Tony made his debut in skateboarding when he executed 900 tricks in front of millions of audience. He made twelve attempts where he rotated his skateboard two and a half times in the air leaving the audience amazed. Though he left the championship after that day but still at the age of 43 he executed the same trick and uploaded a video on social media. 

WhiteHouse Visit

Due to his countless contributions and achievements in skateboarding, he was the first skateboarder who got invited to the White House in 2009. He performed skateboarding there. 

Sponsorship 

Tony got the sponsorship of Birdhouse, Vans, Independent, Bones, Nixon, Proto, and Theeve. 

Achievements

Tony bought his first house when he was just in his second year of high school. All the money for the house came from skateboarding. He won more than 60 matches which are listed in Thrasher Magazine.

Moreover, he also got recognized by Transworld Skateboarding Magazine where he is listed as the second most influential skateboarder. 

Video Game Series

Today, Tony is inspiring millions of skaters through his video game series named “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater”. This series is so popular that it won 10 main series titles, four titles for spin-offs and four on repackages. His other famous gaming series are Underground, Moscow, and Backyard Sports Series. In these series, he taught his follower’s various intricate feats, including “360 Varial Heelflip” Lien.  

Films and Television Series

Tony Hawk made various films and TV series that let him stay in the skater’s eyes. He mostly produced comedies, but he shared his skating experiences in his few series and taught important lessons for complex feats. These series include “Boom Boom HuckJam” and “Amusement Park Rides”. His youtube channel, “Ride Channel,” includes various informative interviews.    

Philanthropist

Tony Hawk was not only not only an influential skateboarder but also a philanthropist. In order to promote skateboarding in America, he founded the Tony Hawk Foundation in 2002. This Foundation produced approx 600 skateparks. In 2020, Foundation’s name was changed to “The Skateboard Project”. This name represents more clearly the mission of the Foundation. 

07 Mark Gonzales (June 1, 1968—Present)

mark gonzales

Mark Gonzales or “The Gonz”, stands in the list of famous skateboarders because he is the one who initiated modern street skateboarding. Due to his street skating contribution to skateboarding, he was titled as  “Most Influential Skateboarder of All Time”. He earned this title from Transworld Skateboard Magazine

Achievements

Gonz performed an ollie at Embarcadero. The obstacle used for the trick became popular due to Gonzella’s challenging ollie and was named “Gonz Gap”.

Moreover, Mike Valley, a professional skateboarder, mentioned Gonzales as the best street skater in the world. In addition, Mark also won the “Legend Award” by Transworld Skateboarding. He also got selected as “the most influential skateboarder of all time” by the same magazine. 

Pioneer of HandRail

Gonzales is the pioneer in handrails. He performed this vert trick with his friend Natas Kaupas for the first time and left everyone amazed. 

Bean Plant Trick

Gonz started skating at the age of 13. He got his first public recognition for skateboarding in 1984. At that time, Thrasher magazine published Gonz pics performing Bean Plant tricks and Gonz was basically advertising Alva skateboards 

Sponsorship

As Gonz got recognition from Thrasher, he got sponsorship from various brands. First, he got sponsorship from Vision and then Blind Skateboards. He was not satisfied with Blind so he left it and joined ATM Click. He also joined Venture later on. His other sponsors are Adidas, Krooked, Spitfire, Independent, and Supreme.

Other than skateboarding, Godzilla had a passion for art and writing as well. He appeared in many music videos. Moreover, this amazing skater was also a poet. He published many books consisting of poetry. 

Godzilla’s videos and films also give us various useful information about skateboarding tricks. 

08 Bob Burnquist (Oct 10, 1976— Present)

Bob Burnquist

Bob is a Brazilian-American professional skateboarder. He won many matches for Brazil, even though skateboarding is not so popular in Brazil. This shows that Bob has a true passion for skateboarding. 

Achievements

The X-Games was the most important competition of Burnquist’s skating career. He also won X-Games best vert trick contest in 2005 due to his amazing vert tricks. In addition, at Big Air he won the gold medal consecutively four times till the age of 25. 

Special Tricks

Burnquist’s trick “900 fakies” makes him unique among other skaters. He was the fifth at an early age to perform this complex trick.  In addition, his signature trick “Wee Willy grind” inspires a lot of skaters. He also won most of the X-Games contests with his Fakie 5-0. In this fakie, he used to perform a kickflip which is basically a fakie and jumps off from the grind bars leaving his audience amazed. 

Another feat, the “Base Jump,” nearly cost Bob his life when he completed a 50-50 routine, yet he continues to astonish his skaters. 

Switch-Stance

When Bob entered skating, he not only mastered skating tricks but skating stance also at an early age. That’s why he can use both of his feet for skating. With switch-stance, he performed various challenging and creative tricks. The famous trick with switch-stance was “One-Footed Smith Grind”

Bob’s Dreamland

Bob built his own private skating park in his backyard. This park is known as “Dreamland”. Bob invited many world-renowned skaters and they performed skateboarding in this Dreamland park. The park includes a Vert Bowl which is made of concrete. 

Moreover, Bob also built the biggest Mega Ramp in Dreamland. This famous ramp is huge, consisting of 50 to 70 feet gap jumps. On this ramp, famous skateboarders practice their intricate tricks. 

Filmography

Bob also appeared in many films so he may share his skating tricks with the public. Apart from video clips and film series, Bob appeared in various Tony Hawk’s video games. Actually he appeared in “ESPN X Games Skateboarding” which gave him overnight popularity. Due to this fame, he got selected for Tony Hawk’s game series as well. 

09 Daewon David Song (Feb 19, 1975— Present)

Daewon David

This American pro skater is renowned due to his challenging and amazing skating tricks. Not only a skater, Daewon also co-owned skater companies including “Thankyou Skateboards”. 

Achievements

Daewon was awarded with “Skater of the Year” by Thrasher Magazine in 2006. In 2014, Daewon won  Berrics’ 2UP and In Transition matches. Due to these winning contests, Berrics’ Populist poll added him to the most influential skateboarders list in 2015. After two years, his name was also inducted in the Skateboarding Hall of Fame due to his skateboarding accomplishments. 

Sponsorship

Daewon got the sponsorship of Thank You skateboards, Matix Clothing, Adidas Footwear, Tensor Trucks, Andale Bearings, Mob Griptape, Glassy, Spitfire Wheels, World Industries, and Loud Headphones. All these companies were inspired by Daewon’s skating experience that’s why he is still getting sponsorship from these companies. 

Video Games 

Daewon also appeared in many video games showing his special maneuvers. He also stayed connected with Tony Hawk and performed many live performances with Tony Hawk and appeared in his skating games as well. Some of the famous skating games of Daewon are “Grind Session” and “Tony Hawk series of games”. 

Daewon has a special place in the hearts of his fans since he has always emphasized the importance of having fun and being creative while skateboarding. Only these two aspects can offer you true skating vibes. 

10 Chris Cole (March 10, 1982—Present)

Chris Cole skater

Chris Cole is also an American professional skateboarder, which is known by his nickname Cobra. He earned this title due to his most complex and challenging tricks, which amazed the audience every time. Due to his challenging feats, he made his own place among famous skateboarders

Achievements

Cole won “Skater of the Year” award two times i.e. in 2005 and 2009 by the Thrasher Magazine. Another renowned magazine, Transworld Skateboarding crowned Cole with “Reader’s Choice” awards. 

Moreover, he also won two gold medals at X-Games in two consecutive matches. He also earned fame by winning Back to the Berg and the DC Copenhagen Pro matches. This shows that Cole was the most skillful skater of his time. If you think that it’s enough then it’s not. This skater also won a Street League Skateboarding contest and earned a gold medal due to his advanced skating tricks. 

Cole won at the Berrics as well and stood first in the second round of Battle. In addition, he earned a lot of money by winning the “Maloof Money Cup”. 

Cole’s Challenging Tricks

The major challenging tricks Cole let him win various contests were 360 flips, Switch Frontside Flip, and Backside 360 ollie down the staircase. 

Sponsorship

Chris got sponsorship from Fallen Footwear, Monster Energy, Bones Bearings, Cult Crew, Thunder Trucks, Spitfire Wheels, Stance, Kershaw Knives, Grizzly Griptape, GoPro, Indian Motorcycles, cbdMD, Remind Insoles, and Zero Skateboards. This shows that Cole is the most prominent figure in the skating world. 

Ownership 

Cole was not only a skater, but he also owned various skateboard companies. Once he was co-owner of Reign Skate Shop in Fairless Hills and Zero skateboards. Then he left Zero because he was a silent shareholder of that company. After that, he established his own clothing company named Omit Apparel. 

Moreover, he is also a co-owner of Cult company which is basically a BMX company. As Cole is a BMX rider himself that’s why he made shares with the company. 

Video Games 

Cole appeared in various skating video games including Skate, Skate 2, Skate 3, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. This shows that Cole is a lifelong skater rather than a professional. 

11 Chris Haslam (Dec 19, 1980—Present)

chris haslam skateboarder

Chris Haslam is a professional Canadian skateboarder. This Canadian skater got his popularity due to the most innovative and creative tricks he performs using his Goofy stance. The first trick he learned using the Goofy stance was kickflip. Concrete Powder

Achievements 

In 2005, Haslam won the “Reader’s Choice Awards from Transworld Skateboarding. Next year, he won the Vs 411VM competition due to his execution of the most challenging skating tricks. Song Daewon acknowledged him in “Thrasher Magazine” and mentioned that he is one of the craziest mini-ramp skaters. 

First Cover Photo

Haslam got his first cover photo in a magazine “Concrete Powder”, while performing an ollie. 

Riding for Boarding House

In 1998, Chris joined Boarding House, which was a skating shop owned by John Raimondo and Jeff Logan in Vancouver BC. There was a skating park outside Vancouver, known as Richmond skate park. While working at Boarding House, he practiced his skating at Richmond park which became his home skatepark. He also won the title of “Best Trick” in 2001 while winning contests at Vancouver’s Slam City Jam (SCJ). The trick which let him earn this title was one-footed BS Smith grind down a rail. 

Sponsors

Chris worked for the Deca brand and in 2003, he joined Almost Skateboards. Three years later, he joined Globe shoes and became the protagonist of Globe’s skating video “United By Fate Part 2”. After that, in 2011, he Joined Bones and featured comic style skating wheels. By 2017, he was able to get various sponsors including Independent Trucks, Turbokolor, Vestal, Dakine, Leftover Hardware, and glassy sun haters.

Skateboard Company Ownership 

In 2012, Haslam co-owned a grip tape company known as “Gypsy Grip”. Next year he expanded this ownership and became a partner with “Leftover Hardware” as well. Moreover, in 2019, when Ben Raemers’ died due to a suicide attempt, Chris got really affected. The same year, he started a deck company named Brainchild. A portion of the profit from this company was donated to Project Semicolon and the Ben Raemers foundation which helps people with suicide prevention by improving their mental health. 

Films and Videos 

Haslam gained most of his popularity by appearing in skating videos and films. His most popular skating videos are 

  • Skate Canada 6
  • Deca: Second to None (2001)
  • Digital – Fajsha (2003)
  • Thrasher: King Of The Road 2004 
  • 411VM: Volume 13, Issue 2 (2005)
  • Almost: Cheese and Crackers (2006)
  • Globe: United By Fate (UBF) (2007)
  • Momentum: Japan Tour (2008)
  • Fuel TV: Riding the Long White Cloud (2009)
  • Momentum: Yo Llama! Llama! (2011)
  • Thrasher: Double Rock: Globe (2012)
  • Almost: 5-Incher (2012)

12 Bam Margera (Sept 28, 1979—Present)

Bam Margera skater

Bam Margera is a multi-talented personality. He is not only a professional skateboarder but a top-class stunt performer, filmmaker, and television personality as well. He is also known as Bam Bam, nicknamed by his grandfather, which became shorter to Bam later on. 

Achievements  

Margera is a filmmaker who previously did skateboarding. He does not participate in many skating contests but the tricks he performed are priceless. There are many videos of Margera showing his intricate skating tricks.

Sponsors

When Margera started skating, he got sponsored by Toy Machine Skateboards, Element Skateboards, Speed Metal Bearings, Adio Footwear, Electric Sunglasses, Volcom, Landspeed Wheels, Destroyer Trucks, Destructo Trucks, and Fairman’s Skate Shop. 

Nowadays, Margera has no sponsors as he retired from skateboarding and focused on his filming career. But, we can see his skating pictures from his social media profile as he still practices skating for leisure only. 

Films 

In the beginning of his skating career, Margera shot his skateboarding stunts and produced CKY video series named “Camp Kill Yourself”. Due to CKY success, Jeff Tremaine cast Margera for MTV’s “Jackass” series.  His other successful skateboarding films are 

  • Grind (2003)
  • Haggard: The Movie (2003)
  • Viva La Bam (five seasons 2003-2005)
  • Tony Hawk’s Secret Skatepark Tour 3 (2007)

Moreover, Margaret also worked in Tony Hawk’s video game series.

13 Nyjah Huston (Nov 30, 1994—Present)

Nyjah Huston skater

Nyjah is the highest paid skater in the world. This pro skater won a series of championships in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, and 2019. As Nyjah is an American professional skateboarder, he has also made his debut in the Olympics, representing the USA. 

Accomplishments 

Nyjah ranks among the top skaters of the world. He won the title “Kentucky Unbridled Spirit Award for Action Sports” in 2006. In addition, he also got acknowledgment from the most famous skateboard magazine i.e. “Transworld Skateboarding Magazine”. The magazine gave credit to his performance through an honorable headline “Nyjah Huston Cleans Up at Annual Transworld Skate Awards”. 

Moreover, Huston’s video release “Rise & Shine” let him earn the title “Best Title Award. He also won “New Era Readers’ Choice” and “Best Street” awards from Transworld Magazine. 

Furthermore, Nyjah earned a lot of money by winning the X-Games Street League contest in Barcelona. Even Transworld Magazine stated that no one has ever won such a great prize. In 2013, he also won a one million cash rand by winning the Kimberley Diamond Cup. 

Sponsorship

Huston first made a relationship with Element skateboard. He made videos and participated in some contests. Then, he made his own deck company I&I and broke his terms with Element. As I&I stayed unsuccessful, Huston joined Element again. He also got DC shoe sponsorship at that time, which was a great achievement for him. 

Up Till now, Nyjah has been sponsored by Nike SB, Diamond Supply Co., Ricta Wheels, Monster Energy, Social CBD, Doritos, Mob Grip, Mountain Dew, flatbread Neapolitan pizzeria, Urban Plates and Adapt Technology. 

Video Games

Nyjah appeared in Tony Hawk’s video game series released in September, 2020. He also produced his own video game Nyjah Huston Skate for Gold by working in coordination with Play’n GO. Moreover, Huston’s video games were the first to be released in the iGaming industry with skateboarding themes. 

Films

Huston produced many great skating films which inspired a lot of skaters. Some of his most popular skating films are 

  • Element Kids: Tricks (2005)
  • Element: Elementality Volume 1 (2005)
  • Element: Brent Atchley Pro Debut Video (2006)
  • eS: eSpecial (2007)
  • Silver: Silver In Barcelona (2008)
  • Thrasher: Double Rock (2009)
  • Element: Rise & Shine (2011)
  • Rap Video by The Game (featuring Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne): Celebration (2012)
  • Cameo Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown – Show Me (2014)
  • Most Expensivest: “Snacks on Snacks on Snacks” 2 Chainz ft. Nyjah Huston (2018)
  • Monster Energy: NYJAH HUSTON | Aspire – Inspire: Ep 05 (2021)
  • Savage Fenty Show Vol.3 (2021)

14 Andrew Reynolds (June 6, 1978—Present)

Nyjah Huston skater

Reynolds (nicknamed The Boss) is an American professional skateboarder who got inspired by Psycho Skate and Powell videos, and started skateboarding from an early age.

This skater is renowned for being the owner of Baker skateboards.  He established the Baker company with his friend.  Later on, he became the only owner of Baker Distribution company. This distribution company provides distribution for Deathwish Skateboards and Shake Junt. In addition, Andrew has a passion for skating designs as well that’s why he is the head designer at Altamont Apparel. 

Achievements

This trendy skater won the most prestigious skating award, “Skater of the Year” in 1998. He also received another honorable award for his video Stay Gold. This video led him to win Transworld Skateboarding magazine’s award “Best Video Part”. 

Moreover, Transworld Skateboarding magazine also honored him as the most influential skateboarder in 2011. 

Sponsors

Andrew started making skating videos with his mother. That’s why at the age of 16 he got a sponsorship from G&S skateboards. This sponsorship did not last longer. Later on, he joined Birdhouse when Tony Hawk called him personally. 

Further, he has been sponsored by Vans, Spitfire Wheels, Brigada, Independent, Shake Junt, and Stance up until 2019.

Co-owned Companies

Reynolds joined Birdhouse but then left the company later and joined Baker House with Blitz distribution. In 2007, Reynolds made Baker House distribution which distributes the Deathwish brand. Now, this Bakerhouse distribution is now distributed to more than 7 companies. 

Moreover, he also worked with Emerica and released thirteen skating shoe models. But, he also parted ways with Emerica in 2019. 

Furthermore, Reynold also joined Altamont Apparel when he collaborated with Sole technology. 

Video Games

Reynold’s passion for skating led him to join skating video games as well. He appeared in Tony Hawk’s skating videos and EA’s Skate 3. 

Films and Videos

Reynold has no interest in films, that’s why we can’t see him in many films. The few skating films which he has done are

  • Shadows (2000)
  • Cop and 1/2 (1993)
  • Collage (2001)

Reynold appeared in many skating videos which shows his amazing intricate tricks and inspires a lot of people. 

Other Prestigious Skaters

There are also other legendary skaters who are rising and inspiring millions of skaters all over the world. Such as 

  • Rob Dyrdek
  • Danny Way
  • Bucky Lasek
  • Ed Templeton
  • Steve Caballero
  • Guy Mariano
  • Lance Mountain
  • Mike Vallely
  • Eric Koston
  • Chris Joslin
  • Elissa Steamer
  • Paul Rodriguez
  • Stevie Williams
  • Rob “Sluggo” Boyce
  • Leticia Bufoni
  • Ryan Sheckler
  • Christian Hosoi
  • Richie Jackson
  • Mike Carroll
  • Natas Kaupas

Conclusion

We have discussed the most famous skateboarders of all time. Their precise bibliography shows that every number 1 skateboarder in the world went through hard times. But, they reach the true heights of skating by staying consistent and devoting their lives to skateboarding. The only accelerator they have to accomplish their skating dreams is their true passion for skateboarding. They not only performed skateboarding tricks but enjoyed them also. That’s why you can look to them if you are looking for mentors or want to learn the true essence of skating. 

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