Birdhouse skateboards was founded by the legendary Tony Hawk and is one of the biggest skating companies in the world. Birdhouse skateboards has some awesome pro skateboarders like Tony Hawk, Shawn White, Steve Nesser, Matt Ball, Willy Santos, Jeremy Klein, and Riley Hawk! They also have cool skateboards and videos. Birdhouse Skateboards is definitely one of the premier skateboarding companies and you can’t go wrong with the guy that revolutionized the skateboarding industry, Tony Hawk!
Tony Hawk (A.K.A. The Bird Man) was born in San Diego, California on May 12, 1968. Tony describes him self growing as a nightmare. His older brother Steve gave Tony his first skateboard when he was 9. Steve thought maybe it would help Tony settle down a bit and give him something to work at. As Tony became better at skateboarding he began to calm down.
By the age of 12 Tony was sponsored by Dogtown skateboards. He turned pro when he was only 14 and by 16 he was one of the best skaters in the world! Over the next 20 years, Tony Hawk has become a household name. Everything from stakeboards to video games to clothing to amusement park rides bear the name Tony Hawk. If you are reading this, there is a very good chance that Tony Hawk had something to do with it. He has also proven himself to be a very good businessman in addtion to the phenomenal athlete he started out as. He is a man truely worthy of rolemodeling!
Shaun White was born in Carlsbad, California on September 3, 1986! He is mostly known for his awesome snowboarding skills. But he has proved that he has what it takes to be a pro skateboarder. Shaun White’s nickname is “Flying Tomato” because of his red hair.
Steve Nesser was born in Minnesota. He is also still living in Minnesota. He has been skateboarding for 14 years! He is also sponsored by Adio.
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Matt Ball was born in Pensacole, Florida. He has been skateboarding for 12 years. He is living in Ontario, California. He is also sponsored by Pig Wheels.
Willy Santos was born in the Philippines. He now lives in Poway, California. He has been skateboarding for 19 years!
Riley Hawk was born in San Diego California in 1992. He is Tony Hawk’s son (obviously)! Riley isn’t pro yet, but he is getting there! He is sponsored by Volcom , Monster, Adio, and Nixon.