The Ultimate Skateboarding Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

Image: refer to hsw

About This Quiz

Skateboarding was born from the minds of bored surfers in Southern California who sought some fun when waves were lame. Now it's a top extreme sport and part of a multimillion dollar industry. Dust off your deck and see how much you know.

The first skateboard was built in what year?

While the sport's popularity grew in the 1970s, it was invented in 1967.

Advertisement

Who was the first person to complete a 900-degree aerial rotation?

Stacy Peralta could only dream of doing what Tony Hawk did when he nailed the first 900.

Advertisement

Skateboarding was originally called what?

If you know your skateboarding history, then you probably know that it was called sidewalk surfing in its formative years.

Advertisement

More than half of the skateboarders in the United States live in what state?

It was invented in California, and that state remains the hottest spot for skateboarding.

Advertisement

Which body part is most often injured while skateboarding?

Because of a skater's tendency to break his or her fall, a wrist injury is most common.

Advertisement

Skateboarding was banned for more than 20 years because of injury rates in what country?

Norway banned the sale of skateboards from 1978 to 1989.

Advertisement

The first skate park was built in which California town?

There are skate parks all over Southern California, but the first one was built in Carlsbad.

Advertisement

How many skateboard decks are manufactured each month in the United States?

Showing how popular the sport has become, half a million decks are cut and sanded every month.

Advertisement

How many people are estimated to take part in skateboarding in the United States each year?

The third most popular sport for teenagers, 9.3 million kids take to the streets each year on a skateboard.

Advertisement

How much money is generated by the skateboarding industry each year?

Hope you guessed high in this case. It's a $3 billion industry.

Advertisement

Explore More Quizzes

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!