A D V E R T I S E M E N T
  • My Info

    Name:Tony Alva
    Lives In:Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Hometown:Santa Monica, California
    United States
    Age:56
    Birthday:September 2, 1957
    Gender:Male
  • My Sports

    Skateboarding

  • About

    Tony Alva was born in 1957, in Santa Monica California. In 1968, Alva got his first surfboard and skateboard and developed a passion for surfing, skateboarding and rock-n-roll. In 1972, he joined the legendary Z-Boys skateboard team along with Jay Adams and Stacy Peralta. Alva later went on to win the Men's World Overall Professional Skateboard Championship in 1977. n the 1980s, Tony formed the infamous "Alva Posse" and sponsors innovative skaters including: Christian Hosoi, Ray Barbee, Mark Gonzalez, Dave Duncan, Eddie Reategui, Chris Cook, John Thomas, Jeff Hartsel, Craig Johnson, John Gibson, Bill Danforth, Fred Smith III, and Jim Murphy.
    n 1999, he was presented the X Games Life Time Achievement Award from Tony Hawk, and in 2000, he received the Legend Award from Transworld Skateboard Magazine.

    Recently he was featured in the Sundance and Independent Spirit award-winning documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys" (2002). Tony Alva was an authenticity consultant and stunt coordinator on the upcoming Sony feature film, "Lords Of Dogtown" (2005), based on his life with the Z-Boys.

    The first skateboarder to successfully market himself as a brand name, Tony Alva continues to own and operate the innovative Alva Skateboard Company in Oceanside, California. Considered the originator of vertical skateboarding, Alva continues to develop new technology to advance the sport he loves. Staying true to his roots, Tony Alva surfs and skates pools almost everyday.

    1977 - World Overall Professional Skateboard Champion
    1977 - Skateboarder of The Year
    1977 - Sets World Record In The Barrel Jump
    1999 - X Games Life Time Achievement Award Presented By Tony Hawk
    2002 - Transworld Magazine Legend Award
    2003 - I-D Magazine 100 Most Influential People In Fashion
  • My Brands

    Tony Alva is linked to 2 brands on GrindTV.

  • My Videos

    Tony Alva has been tagged in 6 videos on GrindTV.

  • 18 Comments

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    sk8mom1970

    Posted by sk8mom1970 September 10, 2010 11:33pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    Your The Man!

    babyd100

    Posted by babyd100 November 9, 2009 11:22am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    hi how are ya how do i add ya on as freind hope i can love jen

    babyd100

    Posted by babyd100 November 7, 2009 08:51am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    hi T i am such a big fan of you, no one can skate the way like you can with such beauty style and grace that you have, its like watching a work of art, and it is always hope all the best for you and your family, jen

    maddieee

    Posted by maddieee August 11, 2009 11:30pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    That's funny, last time I checked the movie The Lords of Dogtown was about skating.. You know with TONY ALVA.

    harley303

    Reply by harley303 October 30, 2009 07:23am PDTReport Abuse

    someones blond:P

    justindel

    Posted by justindel August 11, 2009 07:01am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    u old fuck u cant skate

    harley303

    Reply by harley303 October 29, 2009 08:07am PDTReport Abuse

    bahahaha ur funny tony alva is the man id like to see you and him in a game of skate and i will bet u he will kick ur ass u fat fuck

    xgamesfangirl

    Posted by xgamesfangirl July 27, 2009 10:00am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    hey tony i got a autograph of you at club nokia live cool well see ya on friday oh right man lates.

    scsk8er

    Posted by scsk8er December 31, 2008 12:46pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    hey alva you remember bills wheels demo? i was there thank for signing my shirt

    andymacfan

    Posted by andymacfan December 14, 2008 03:50pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    you are the coolest of pool skating !

    harley

    Posted by harley November 21, 2008 03:42pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    hey alva im a street skater but your an inspiration to me skating vert.

    kalisek

    Posted by kalisek November 14, 2008 01:18am PSTReply | Report Abuse

    You Are an Iconic Rock.

    AmericanZ3r0

    Posted by AmericanZ3r0 October 27, 2008 02:26pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    Hey Alva man you are so ficking awesome t6heres not alot of old schools skaters these days. You are so awesome!!!

    burger king12

    Posted by burger king12 September 16, 2008 03:49pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    i mean burger king12

    burger king12

    Posted by burger king12 September 16, 2008 03:49pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    hey tony can you add me nurger king12

    powerslide

    Posted by powerslide August 23, 2008 01:56pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    Hey dude. I want you to know, that it's sort of your fault that I'm a bowl skater now. I try to do freestyle and stuff, but I'm just no good. And then I look back at pictures of you totally shredding bowls, and figure that there's still hope for me.

    monkthepunk

    Posted by monkthepunk July 14, 2008 02:56pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    T.A. monk the punk sayz country boys for life thanx for the surport over the years... "Stay Alert"

    tomcoad

    Posted by tomcoad July 6, 2008 05:30am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    Not lookin to get sponsored, I don't think i can at 47 yrs old! LOL... Just want to thank you for bringing vert skating into my life many years ago! Still hitting coping and hope to for a few more years. Had a bunch of us called Dog Town East! Thanks for the influence!

    korndawg

    Posted by korndawg April 10, 2008 10:24am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    tony alva you rock dood and i was wondering if you would like to help me get sponsored

    crazy7108

    Posted by crazy7108 January 29, 2008 03:04pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    dude u rock

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