Riley Hawk, Heelflip Crooks
Photograph By Hammeke
You might or might not have heard of Riley Hawk's dad -- '80s vert pro, Tony-something-or-another. Unlike most other areas in life, nepotism won't get you very far in skateboarding if you suck. Doesn't matter whose kid you are, if you can't ride, you will get called out. Hawk needn't worry though -- his Lakai web clips and recent "Bake & Destroy" part have proven he has a whole different style and bag of tricks than his old man. I foresee a long career for the young Hawk, and in 2013, he'll begin to capitalize on his skills.