Skateboarding star Tony Hawk visits Chico

Some lucky fans were able to skate with the sport's most popular figure

Posted: Feb 28, 2018 6:43 PM
Updated: Feb 28, 2018 6:47 PM

Where's Tony Hawk? The answer, very briefly today, was CHICO!

The world's most famous skateboarder made an "under the radar" appearance at the Humboldt Skate Park on Humboldt Avenue.

According to some skaters, he skated for about an hour and posted a picture of him doing a trick on Instagram.

Some fans were lucky enough to see him and snap some pictures, while others arrived too late. Action News Now's Ross Field spoke with them. 

"I think it's pretty cool that a famous guy like Tony Hawk came out to a small city like Chico," said Daniel Garner.

"When I was a kid, Tony Hawk was just the man. He had the video game, he had his own clothing company, and he did the 900 in the X Games which nobody had ever done before," said Brian Garner.

"I think it was pretty cool he posted it on his Instagram, he has at least one million followers. It's pretty cool that he was able to come down to Chico and check out the new park," said Carter Perry.

The skate park is under construction. It is rumored that the "Tony Hawk Foundation" has been in contact with a local group called "Fix The Skatepark" to offer a grant to help with the remodel. Some fans said Hawk was also interested in the size of the big bowl inside the park and that he wanted to use a similar model for other parks in the country.

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