Who is Riley Hawk?

Tony Hawk is a skateboard pioneer, and one of the best skateboarders in the world. He has his own legacy, and his heir is his son – Riley Hawk – a professional skateboarder, but unlike his father who is a prominent vert skateboarder, Riley is feeling more relaxed while doing street tricks on his skateboard. Riley became a professional skateboarder in 2013.

Riley Hawk The Untold Truth- Age, Childhood, Education

Born as Hudson Riley Hawk on the 6th December 1992 in Carlsbad, California USA, he is the son of Tony Hawk and his first wife and high school sweetheart, Cindy Dunbar.

He is the only child from their relationship – his parents divorced only a year after his birth. Since then, his father remarried three times, and Riley now has three half-siblings, which includes the musician Gupi, real name Spencer Hawk. From an early age, Riley became interested in skateboarding, watching his father dominate the skateboarding ramps and parks. Gradually his interest increased and he started showcasing his own skills.

Professional Career

Before turning pro, Riley practiced his skills only as an amateur, then in 2013 when he turned 21 years old, be became a professional skateboarder, while on the same day, he was named the Amateur of the Year by Skateboarder Magazine.

Since becoming pro, Riley has been sponsored by Baker Skateboards and Lakai. He made his first X Games appearance in 2014, and since then has contested two more times, but he is yet to win a medal. Although he is still in the shadow of his father, Riley has managed to succeed on his own, and is a self-made man.

He has also been featured in the Tony Hawk Skateboarding video games, making his first appearance in “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD”, then in “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5”.

Other Interests

Riley is also fond of music, and is a guitar player and a member of two bands.

Riley Hawk

The first is the punk rock band Warish, with whom he released the album “Down in Flames” in 2019, and the EP “Running Scared”. He is also a part of the psychedelic rock band Petyr.

Furthermore, Riley is the owner of the Steel Mill Coffee shop, in which you can buy vintage music albums, in addition to drinks and coffee.

Riley Hawk Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Riley Hawk has become a star on his own, making progress as a skateboarder, musician and bar owner. His net worth has increased accordingly, and it is now estimated that as of mid-2020, his wealth is as high as $2 million, which is nothing in comparison to his father’s reputed $140 million.

Riley stands at 6ft 1½ ins (1.84m) tall, while his weight and other vital statistics are unknown, though he has a slim figure. He has blue eyes and long light brown hair.

Riley Hawk Personal Life, Married, Wife, Children, Single?

Riley isn’t married and apparently doesn’t have a girlfriend either – he has been focused on his career and interests in recent years. However, in the past, Riley has dated a few women, including an unnamed squeeze from 2013, when they took a picture with now-deceased Lemmy Kilmister. However, he has also stated that relationships take up a lot of his time, and his primary focus now is his rising career.

Riley Hawk’s Father, Tony Hawk

Born Anthony Frank Hawk on the 12th May 1968, in San Diego, California USA, he is the son of Frank Peter Rupert Hawk and his wife Nancy. Growing up, Tony figured out that he was hyperactive and had to find something to focus on. He was really harsh on himself, and whenever he would fail to achieve his goal, he would find a way to punish himself. After a talk with the school psychologist, Tony did the IQ test and the result was an IQ of 144. As a result, he went to Jean Farb Middle School from 1980 to 1981. Nevertheless, skateboarding became his main interest, and he became a professional skateboarder when 14 years old.

Career

From 1983 until 2003, Tony won 64 contests, which made him the best skateboarder in the world. In 1999 he became the first skateboarder to make a 900-degree aerial spin. He retired following 2003, but is still involved in skateboarding, building parks, setting up ramps, and creating new professional tours. He is also the subject of skateboarding video games, starting with the “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” in 1999. Since then, there have been 18 more games, which includes 10 main series, four spin-off games, and 4 repackages.

Tony has also made a number of appearances in films and TV series, including the film “xXx” in 2002, then a minor role in the film “Lords of Dogtown” starring the deceased Heath Ledger, and has made over 50 appearances as himself in various films and TV series, such as “Last Man Standing” (2012), “Breaking In” (2012), then “Parental Guidance”, and most recently in the television movie “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming” (2017).

Furthermore, Tony has his own YouTube channel – RIDE – which sports over 1.6 million subscribers, and his videos have been viewed more than 450 million times.

Tony Hawk Net Worth and Personal Life

Tony’s wealth has benefited from all of his professional efforts and he has a number of sponsorship deals.

According to sources, his wealth has been estimated at $140 million as of mid-2020. To prove that he is not just for the money, Tony has started the Tony Hawk Foundation, a charitable organization that helps people in need, and builds skateboarding parks across the US, helping young enthusiasts in achieving their goals.

Tony has been married four times; following his split with Riley’s mother, he married Erin Lee in 1996, and the couple welcomed two children – Spencer and Kegan – before divorcing in 2004. His third wife was Lhotse Merriam, with whom he tied the knot on the 12th of January 2006. They have one child together, a daughter Kadence Clover Hawk, but Tony and Lhotse divorced in 2011. His fourth wife is Cathy Goodman and they have been married since 27th June 2015. The ceremony was held in Limerick, Ireland.

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