There are few skaters in the history of skateboarding that are recognized by just one name; Alva, Hawk, Stacy, Jay and of course Waldo.
Don “Waldo” Autry was a pioneering pool and pipe skater in the mid-1970s. Check this clip of him from “The Magic Rolling Board” at the Mount Baldy Pipeline. He also competed in slalom freestyle and downhill. Waldo charged it all, including Signal Hill, and is featured in the film Signal Hill Speed Run.
Sadly, Waldo passed way in 2013.
We would like to thank Waldo’s longtime friend, Perry Vance, for allowing us to use this amazing photo he shot of Waldo at Mt. Baldy back in 1976. Perry and Dave Heady are working on a more in depth tribute article that will be posted here.
Here's a photo of Perry receiving a national award from Scholastic Magazine and Kodak for his iconic photo of Waldo.
Perry and Dave have chosen Fresno Skateboard Salvage as the non-profit that will receive the $1 per each Waldo tee sold by MUSEUM. Fresno Skateboard Salvage was founded by lifelong skateboarder Rodney Rodriguez, with the goal of providing skateboards and skateboard accessories to underprivileged kids in the city of Fresno, California. Their purpose is keep these kids from going down a destructive path in their young lives and to provide a positive outlet and family environment with other skaters.
MUSEUM will donate $1 per each Waldo tee sold to Fresno Skateboard Salvage.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Model is wearing a size M. He's 6.2 feet (190 cm) tall, chest circumference 37.7" (96 cm), waist circumference 33.4" (85 cm).