2018 – David Hackett

2018 Inductees

Born on November 12, 1960, all-around surf-skater David Hackett started skateboarding at age 5 on a steel-wheeled Roller Derby. Woody Woodward and Torger Johnson taught him how to bomb the hills around his family home in Malibu. At 14 he won his first bank riding contest at Malibu Park Junior High School, and a year later he won the Junior Men’s Slalom at the Hang Ten World contest – the first of his two World Championship titles.


Right after the Hang Ten event, David started riding schools and pools with Z-Boys Jay Adams, Wentzle Ruml, and Steven Picciolo. He soon emerged as a major pioneer of extreme skateboarding stunts. Notable exploits included jumping a rocket-powered skateboard over three cars end-to-end and launching some of the first bionic airs out of the second bowl at Reseda Skatercross. At age 46, he reaffirmed his legendary status by becoming the oldest pro to conquer the infamous “Loop of Death.”
During the past 40 years, David has racked up over twenty 1st place finishes at events in freestyle, slalom, bank riding, pools, and halfpipes. Among those victories were the 1978 U.S. Open Pool and Bowl event at Kona Skatepark and the 1979 Pool and Halfpipe event at Oasis Skatepark. He has also appeared on over ten skateboard magazine covers and in various movies and books, often doing his patented move “The Hackett Slash.”
Dave “Hackman” Hackett is a 100% surf-skater for life. Focused on riding with speed and style on all terrains, he has ripped, torn, and slashed his way into skateboarding history.

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