Tony Hawk has a long history with Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The most famous skateboarder in the world has always had a soft spot for Virginia Beach. Tony Hawk sent a special video messa...

March 18, 2023
1:18 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The most famous skateboarder in the world has always had a soft spot for Virginia Beach. Tony Hawk sent a special video message to the area during Mayor Bobby Dyer's State of the City Address Wednesday at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Hawk announced he will attend this summer's Jackalope Festival , a sports action festival from Canada that will make its U.S. debut in Virginia Beach. But it isn't the first time Hawk has visited the area. Virginia Beach was the backdrop for a pivotal moment in his career – the 1986 East Coast Assault vert competition.

Philip Townsend