Christian Hosoi

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Christian Hosoi

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With one of the deepest record of contest wins, accolades, accomplishments, benchmarks, and a legacy that continues to grow and inspire new generations, Christian Hosoi’s is one of the few skateboarders that truly embodies the tag “icon.” Since turning pro in 1981, he’s navigated his career with so much charisma and individuality that his silhouette alone casts a massive shadow over skating and influence that’s undisputed. Along with pioneering above the coping, Hosoi’s forged his way as a resilient innovator, whose independent spirit has resulted in one of the most colorful careers in skateboarding.

Recognized by Transworld Skateboarding as the 4th most influential skateboarder of all time, Hosoi’s contributions to skating are massive, yet can be boiled down to his signature mix of power and grace on a skateboard. Even as a 14-year-old entering the pro ranks, he exuded the confidence of a veteran and the flair of an artist that shot him to worldwide fame. A true rockstar, Hosoi’s skate celebrity led him to movie roles, modeling, entrepreneurship, as well as all the pitfalls of fame, only to see his star rise again, cementing his resolve and allowing him to shine his prove that his talent is timeless.

HOMETOWN: Venice Beach, California
CURRENTLY RESIDES: Huntington Beach, California
DATE OF BIRTH: October 5, 1967
ON VANS SINCE: 2005
INSTAGRAM: @christianhosoi   

Steve Van Doren, Caballero, Alva, and Hosoi hit Milan | Skate | VANS

The Godfather of Vans, Steve Van Doren, along with Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, & Hosoi toured Milan, making time for a session in the amazing bowl at Bastard.

Christian Hosoi and His Psychedelic Hawaiian Adventure | Classic Tales | VANS

Skate legend Christian Hosoi recalls a psychedelic Hawaiian adventure from his glory days. Don't look in the mirror! Music: "Sister Menthol" by Audacity, "Thin Man Skank" by The Lions, "All The Evil Things" by Jonny Polonsky, and original compositions by Mark Behm