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Tony Hawk Gets His Skateboard Kicks in Empty Lemoore Pool
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By Bill McEwen, News Director
Published 4 years ago on
May 28, 2020

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Having just celebrated his 52nd birthday earlier this month, Tony “Birdman” Hawk is still doing what skateboarders do.

On Memorial Day, Hawk and his family turned up at a Lemoore apartment complex with a drained swimming pool.

Understand: an empty swimming pool is nirvana for skateboarders.

“Sometimes people ask me what advantages or perks come with having some level of fame,” Hawk said in a Twitter post. “Here is one of the most unique and unexpected: sneaking in to skate an empty pool with your kids and instead of getting kicked out or arrested, we were cheered on by the tenants of the building.”

WARNING: This video includes explicit language.

Hawk’s Net Worth is $140 Million

Hawk is the world-famous champion skateboarder turned entrepreneur whose net worth is about $140 million, according to money.inc.com.

The San Diego native who now resides in the nearby beach city of Encinitas can’t go anywhere without being recognized.

“I’m a gangster, but I know Tony Hawk when I see Tony Hawk!” yelled a man outside the wrought-iron fence surrounding the pool.

Radio personality/DJ Raymond Garcia saw Hawk at the complex and posted a video on Twitter.

Hawk Surfs in Lemoore, Too

What was Hawk doing in Lemoore?

Taking his second crack at the exclusive Kelly Slater Surf Ranch. In his first visit, back in 2018, he and Shaun White — the three-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder — road the waves for a day.

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Bill McEwen,
News Director
Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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