Tony Alva

Alva and the other Z-Boys may well have been the first to skate empty pools. In these early days, it was noted that Alva was hitting the lip so hard that he was actually taking off, hence Alva is reponsible for the first recorded aerial, a frontside air. Alva is featured in the documentary on Venice Beach skate culture Dogtown and Z-Boys which was fictionalized into the 2005 feature film Lords of Dogtown. [+]