Hawk’s first board to Smithsonian

Universally considered to be among the most influential people
to ever ride a skateboard, Tony Hawk, the first skater to ever land
a 900, has made his fair share of history during his time in the
public eye.

Now, the first skateboard Hawk ever rode is making a little
history of its own.

In an
Instagram post Friday, Hawk revealed that his
first skateboard is being donated to the Smithsonian during
Innoskate, a two-day event June 21-22
celebrating “invention and creativity in skate culture.”

It’s not the first time Hawk has ever handed over one of
his old decks for the sake of history. In January 2011, he
donated a vintage 1980s board to the
Smithsonian after the closing ceremony of the “Quiksilver All
80s All Day Vert Challenge.”