The father of modern street skateboarding. Well I guess we could also share this title with Rodney Mullen and Natas. Gonz for short, Mark Gonzales has been the spiritual and style leader of street skating since the early 1990s.
In true Gonz style we didn't try to organize this list in any particular order. But definitely watch his Video Days part. For me it reminds me of how care free 1990 was. No one skated that year. Skateboarding completely died, so to skate was pure freedom. There was no competition, there was no image - it was free.
I found an advertisement Google did about Mark. I thought that was pretty funny. It's in this playlist too.
So if you ever wondered what it would like to be a pro skater for the rest of your life and what you would do with your life after your 20s, well Mark shows you the way. Watch...