Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Kevin Staab, Buck Smith, Mike McGill and FriendsBring Back the ‘80s With Style


The Quiksilver All ’80s All Day Vert Challenge took place last Friday, January 7 in front of a crowd of 2,000 fans at Surf Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The skaters on hand included Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi and many other ‘80s skateboarding legends, decked out in colorful ‘80s gear and fashion.

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In conjunction with the All ‘80s All Day Event, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History was presented with a skate deck ridden by legendary skateboarder, Tony Hawk, at the closing ceremony. The board, a 1986 Tony Hawk pro model Powell-Peralta deck, was first ridden in competition by Hawk in the mid-1980s, and will be featured in a touring version of the National Museum of the American Indian’s “Ramp It Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America” hosted by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service beginning in April of 2012.

“It is a huge honor to have my skateboard included in The Smithsonian and it’s something I will proudly share with my children in the years to come.” Hawk continues, “I’m also happy that The Smithsonian has recognized skateboarding as an important part of our country’s culture.”

After a day full of brightly colored outfits, friendly competition, and lots of ‘80s reminiscing, the final results for the Quiksilver All ‘80s All Day Vert Challenge were as follows:

1.   Tony Hawk
2.   Andy Macdonald
3.   Mike Frazier
4.   Christian Hosoi
5.   Mike McGill
6.   Henry Guiterez
7.   Jeff Hedges
8.   Kevin Staab
9.   Todd Johnson
10. Mark Lake
11. Buck Smith
12. Bob Umble
13. Cara Beth Burnside
14. Steve Steadham

Check out SPoT’s coverage here.