Tony Hawks is late for our meeting in his local pub. “Sorry I’m late,” Hawks says, arriving shortly afterwards, squeezing his 6ft 3in frame under wooden beams originally built to accommodate undernourished medieval yokels subsisting on half a turnip a day.
And that means I must enter this quaint Devon village boozer alone. Hawks made his name with a strikingly literal literary double-bill.
no foreshadowing whatsoever that he would go on to become the most famous skateboarder of all time.
He reached the end driveway, looked back at his brother and shouted, “How do I turn?
Then one evening in 2010 he attended a book event with Private Eye editor and occasional tennis partner Ian Hislop and his novelist wife, Victoria.At this age he has already been a very popular professional skateboarder and has won millions of hearts with his daredevil skateboarding.He was born in a place called Carlsbad, which lies in California of United States of America.”Eventually, of course, Tony learned to do more than merely turn.Practicing at the now-defunct Oasis Skatepark, the undersized prodigy soon began to attract attention by performing maneuvers well beyond his years.