Tony Hawk wraps up global 'Hawk Hunt': 12-year-old finds guitar at Del Mar restaurant

Cody Vuckson-Haws, 12, finds guitar during hunt

ENCINITAS, Calif. - Local skateboarding legend Tony Hawk made dozens of people around the world happy after launching his Fourth Annual "Hawk Hunt" -- a yearly scavenger hunt on Twitter.

10News spoke with Hawk to learn more about the fun behind giving back to so many.

Hawk's fans will never forget the moment he first stuck a "900" in the half pipe, after 11 attempts, in front of a San Francisco crowd in 1999.

"Thank you, this is the best day of my life," said Hawk on that day.

His excitement is similar to the emotions felt by 12-year-old Cody Vuckson-Haws, who found a "Tony Hawk" customized Taylor guitar hidden at a Del Mar restaurant during this weekend's annual "Hawk Hunt."

"When I got it all the restaurant people were cheering for me - I was like yes! - cause its signed - by Taylor right here ...  and it's just like amazing," Cody said.

Hawk organizes the treasure hunt from his Encinitas home through Twitter and his three million followers keep track of hundreds of clues sent out by Hawk and his helpers.

"It's funny to see out there cause people see hey you're in South Africa wait a second weren't you just here now you're in Atlanta , 'How is that possible?" said Hawk. "It's not just me ... I'm not Santa."

Discoveries were reported in various parts of the world -- one couple found a "Hawk" skate deck in Cape Town South Africa and similarly, two kids discovered more "Hawk" loot in Tybee Island, Georgia.

"Ive been more successful than I ever dreamed and so to be able to do stuff like this to give back, to do it in a fun way, is fun for me as well," said Hawk.

Hawk continues to skate professionally and will leave in a few days for the Summer X Games in Brazil.

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