Skate icons honored at the 2012 Skate Hall of Fame Awards in Orange
The summit was packed with two full days of speakers, panels, roundtables and networking opportunities, but Thursday night was all about celebrating the history of skateboarding and the induction of a new set of honorees at the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and Icon Awards.
More from IASC: The awards honor the skateboarders, industry pioneers, photographers and musicians that have left an indelible imprint on the history of skateboarding and our culture. Enjoy the awards ceremony, dinner, live auction and more with all proceeds going to benefit the Skateboarding Hall of Fame and the Go Skateboarding Foundation's Just One Board initiative.
Hall of Fame Inductees:
|Danny Bearer photographer unknown||Jay Adams by Glen E. Friedman|
|Danny was an original member of
the Hobie team and the Men's Winner
of the National Championships in
Santa Monica, December 1964.
| As an original Z-Boy, Jay is considered
one of the most influential
skateboarders of all time. Stacy
Peralta has called Jay, "the world's
greatest natural skater."
|Mark Gonzales by J. Grant Brittain||Peggy Oki by Glen E. Friedman|
|Pioneering street skating in
the late 80's and early 90's,
the Gonz cemented the foundation
of what we know today as
| Honing her ability in the famous
L.A. schoolyards of the 70's,
Peggy earned her spot as the only
female Z-Boy on the hugely
influential Zephyr Team.
Icon Award Recipients
|John Humphrey photographer unknown||Frank Nasworthy by Warren Bolster|
|John Humphrey became the first
licensee of a skateboard patent
after going into business with
Albert C. Boyden to produce the
Humco Surfer in 1963.
| With the introduction of the polyurethane
wheel to skateboarding through Cadillac
Wheels in 1972, Frank Nasworthy paved
the way for the second great boom
of skateboarding in the 1970’s.
|Glen E. Friedman by Hugh Holland||Black Flag by Glen E. Friedman|
|One of the most important
photographers of his generation,
Glen E. Friedman was first published
in SkateBoarder magazine in 1976
at the age of 14.
|Black Flag gave voice to an
message that deeply resonated with
and inspired skateboarders in the
late 1970’s and early 1980's.