"When the boys are together, you could never find a more aggressive, arrogant, rowdy, perhaps ignorant bunch of people than me and my friends. Thatís just the way we are; thatís the way we skateboard." TONY ALVA(1977)
Simply stated TONY ALVA was arguably the most important skateboarder in the world when skateboarding was still a subculture to the days when it first became an international phenomenon. He was the main personality who brought it there. His influence and contributions to the sport/art over the last 30 years or so are undeniable.
To find out why..check the ALVA/Z-BOYS library archives below for articles, interviews and photos from 1974 to the present.