Hawk, who still skates almost every day, is now a father of four children. Our interview begins with a tour of his home in San Diego, where he lives with his family and has lived for most of his life. There, Hawk showed off his very first professional skateboard model, as well as another board signed by some members of The Clash. Fun fact: One of his gates also has an actual Hawk on it. Along the Reemember no matter what you face in life don’t let go of God’s hand shirt Furthermore, I will do this tour, he also cleared up a common misconception about skaters: “That we’re lazy stoners,” he says. “It’s the exact opposite. To be a pro skater, you have to be disciplined, you have to be determined, and you have to work at it.” Vogue also asked Hawk about his successful video game series specifically, if he chooses his own avatar while playing it. The answer? Duh. “I know all of my special moves and that’s how I get the highest scores,” he says. (Guess he’s competitive even in virtual reality form. But skating wasn’t Hawk’s only passion: In the video, he shares that he almost pursued a path as a violin player instead. “My music teacher in school wanted me to do all of these concerts on the weekends, but I was off in Florida at skating events,” he says. Given the rise of skater-inspired style, we also couldn’t resist asking Hawk about his very own sense of fashion. (He’s developed his own clothing line, for starters. He describes his look on the halfpipe these days as “subdued, clean, and relatively cool for a 51-year-old.” As for his go-to skating shoes of choice? “My new Lakai Protos in the new colorway,” he says. On a blazing hot January afternoon in eastern Los Angeles, Lacey Baker rides her skateboard to the side of Rosemead Skatepark to pick up her phone. Over the rhythmic din of wheels descending ramps, the slap of decks sliding up and down railings, and yells of “Yip!” and “Yew!”, Baker takes a business call with her team at Nike SB. She’s going over the details for the forthcoming release of her latest shoe design, which she is now wearing while pacing the perimeter of the park slim black high-tops with a crisp white swoosh. Behind her, weaving in time, are skaters Samarria Brevard, Vanessa Torres, Alexis Sablone, Jenn Soto, and Mariah Duran, who have traveled from as far as across the country to be photographed by Arto Saari.