Who's Rad? Hannah Tallman.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Photo: Ocean Surface

She comes from the South Bay where many great skaters since the 60's have come before her. Male and female, they shredded these streets before there were even skateparks.  The first skateboard contest ever held was in the same place (Pier Avenue Jr. High) where her home skatepark sits now.  The history of skateboarding in the South Bay is long and rich. Two pro skateboarders from this area were inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame just this past month - Ty Page and Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word founder Cindy Whitehead. It's is also home to skate legends like "Kevin the Worm" Anderson and the inventor of The Smith Grind, Mike Smith. Current pro skateboarder Mason Silva also calls the South Bay home.  We can only assume that you may see this young girl standing up there at a SHOF event making the South Bay proud once again years from now. In the meantime, Hannah is skating every place she can, competing with the boys (and winning) and not looking back. Way to represent the South Bay, we are stoked to see it Hannah!

Who's Rad?   Hannah Tallman

Age?       15

Home is?       Redondo Beach

Home Park or Skate spot is?       Hermosa Beach Skatepark

How Long Have You Been Skateboarding?       1 ½ years

Photo:  Chris Van Berkom

What do you enjoy most about skateboarding? 

The aspect that I can be myself and it makes me feel like I’m in my own world when I am skating! I don’t know what I would do without skateboarding!

Tell us about your board set up:

 I ride a 8.0 Baker Skateboard, 52 mm formula four spitfires, and 139 Independent trucks.

Favorite music to skate to? 

Rap and Rock and Roll because it gets me hyped!

Girls who skate that inspire you?

 Mariah Duran because she has a sick street style! To be honest I just watch male skateboarders most of the time. My favorite skateboarder in the world is Trevor Colden I could watch his videos for hours! Whenever I watch one of his videos it makes me want to get up and skate!

Favorite place you've ever skated? 

The Berrics

Photo:  CJ Hoff

Tell us about some recent contests you have been in?

 I just went to a contest a few weeks back in Seattle for the X Games qualifier. Also a few months back I had a contest in Palm Springs, 13-15 year old boys and got 1st place!

Favorite Trick or maneuver? 

Kickflips are my favorite trick

Check out Hannah's Park Part for Spyder Skate Shop

Who are your favorite people to skate with?

My brother Luke and my best friends Danny, Kwess, and Luke

Which female skaters inspire you? 

Vanessa Torres because she is super chill and has a cool style and steez when she skates!

Photo:  David Mo


@BakerSkateboards and @Spyderboards   (Spyder skate shop)

Three things you don't know about me:

1. When I skate I always have earbuds in, and am very focused

2. I tap my board 3 times before going off a stair set.

3. I am a class clown, I am always laughing and messing around.

What’s Next? 

I have a contest coming up at the end of June in Vista Ca, at the new Academy Skatepark. I will be competing in 13-15 year old boys division.

Make sure you follow Hannah on instagram  --->    @Hannah_sk8._

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