It all started when Steve Hawk handed his little brother a blue fiberglass banana board. Tony Hawk then nine took to skateboarding instantaneously not realizing at the time his life would soon change. By 14 Hawk turned pro and just two years later he emerged as the best skateboarder on the planet winning contest after contest year after year. Hawk later launched a skateboard company a clothing line and helped develop a best-selling videogame series. In 2002 a few years after he stopped skating competitively Hawk inaugurated the Boom Boom HuckJam a touring showcase for skateboarders and both Motocross and BMX riders. The show like Hawk continues to soar to this day. This 16x20 photograph of him riding up the wall has been hand signed by Tony Hawk. A Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity is included.