Eddie "El Gato" Elguera

Skateboarder

Now in his 50’s, he still competes around the world in the Legends Division of Skateboarding.

Eddie was the creator of one of the greatest gathering of legends called the El Gato Classic, in January of 2015, 

In 2016 Eddie was inducted into the Skateboard Hall of Fame.

In 1979, Eddie received the title of U.S. Amateur Skateboard Association Champion.  He then went on to the professional circuit and became Skateboarder of the Year, along with receiving the “Most Spectacular New Maneuver” award for inventing the Elguerial, a skateboard maneuver named after him all within the first year of becoming a professional.

The following year, in 1980, Eddie went on to win the 1980 Gold Cup Series of skateboarding and became the World Champion for the second year in a row.  Along with two world titles, he has introduced some of the most incredible skateboard maneuvers ever conceived or attempted at that time.  In such a short period of time, Eddie became a legend in the sport, respected and admired by the top pros in the industry today.  Some of the tricks, which have enabled him to play a major part in skateboarding history, include the Elguerial, the frontside rock-n-roll, the fakie ollie and the frontside invert, which he perfected. He is considered an innovator, legend, mentor, and inspiration to many in the skateboard industry including Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, and Eric Koston.