Tommy Guerrero, a top shelf member of the Bones Brigade during the height of the ’80s boom, will be honored tonight at the 15th Annual Transworld Skateboarding Awards in Hollywood, California, as the recipient of this year’s Legend Award. The Legend Award sets out to officially recognize, acknowledge, and honor those who have forever shifted the legacy of what it means to be a skateboarder.
Tommy basically became the face of “streetstyle” when that concept changed what skateboarding was all about. Born and raised in San Francisco, Tommy’s free-flowing improvisational style and creative use of the San Francisco concrete put the city’s infamous hills and unique terrain on the map for skateboarding. It set the stage for modern street skating.
Today, Tommy’s focus remains on keeping skateboarding raw. He continues to play an active role at Deluxe Distribution and additionally juggles his time as a professional musician, skateboarder, and proud father.
Congrats, to RVCA advocate, Tommy!