9. Honourable Mentions
I could probably name a load more but their links to the world of action sports are a little weaker. For example, Juliet Lewis had her own shoe with DVS, Simon Pegg featured a clip from a Unabomber video, Farrah Fawcett used to skate in the 70s, Damien Hirst’s kid skates, George Harrison’s kid skates and has the Bones Brigade Tour visit him in 1989, L’il Wayne said he was going to be the best skateboarder ever (we’re still waiting), Andy Ruffel used to BMX before he went on to create the MOBO awards, Andy White – guitarist for the Kaiser Chiefs – used to race BMX, Heath Ledger used to skate when he was younger (you might remember the famous picture of him jumping Batman), Jim Rippey used to snowboard – he’s now a Minister, Matt Helders – from the Arctic Monkeys – used to ride BMX, Trevor Andrew from Santigold used to be sponsored by Burton, Graham Coxon is well known in the skate world, Kelly Slater featured in Baywatch AND had a head of hair, Kelea Kennely was in Blue Crush (as herself)…
There’s so many more! But the weirdest one – Joseph Goebbels. Did one of Hitler main men start out the skateboarding craze? Taken from a home movie back in 1943, Goebbels’ son seemed to be riding something we would probably see today as a skateboard. Weird huh? Watch the footage here – skip to 1:05.
Can you think of anyone else?