Last Thursday night (Nov. 10, 2022) the Skateboarding Hall of Fame inducted the class of 2022 into the Hall at the Vans Headquarters in Costa Mesa CA. This year was another great turnout and the skateboarders getting entered into the SHoF were from far and wide with lots of love going out to Florida and NorCal skaters this year.
It took me several hours of driving to finally get there at 6 pm and most had already been enjoying Happy Hour and catching up with old friends and telling war stories. I saw many friends and tons of legendary skaters mixed into the crowd. I walked around the general area and saw some great stuff:
Promptly at 7 o’clock the awards ceremony kicked off with some introductions and notes by Todd Huber (Director & curator of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame), then Chris Pastras joined by Don Brown to MC the ceremony came on and got it rollin’.
Introducing the new 2022 Class of the Skateboarding Hall of Fame:
Industry Icon Larry Gordon/G&S
1960’s Skater/icon Jim Fitzpatrick
1970’s Era 1 Skater/icon Bruce Walker
1970’s Era 2 Skater/icon Steve Rocco
Women: Jana Payne-Booker & Leilani Kiyabu Glasheen:
Mike Folmer – No Photo
The whole event cut off at a good time as people were getting kinda cold. It was fantastic! Vans ruled it by hosting again, Skateboarding Hall of Fame is getting loaded with the truest rippers and legends in the game and The physical Skateboarding Hall of Fame keeps building. Get your ass to Simi Valley CA and check it out.