Tony Hawk gives out his phone number for skateboard giveaway

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Posted at 8:37 AM, Nov 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-09 11:39:12-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk is already considered a cool guy around town.

The San Diego native and skateboarding icon is often seen about town encouraging skateboarders and is helping bring a massive music festival to San Diego's waterfront this month. All around chill dude.

Recently, another act of kindness reaffirmed his coolness.

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Hawk posted his phone number on Twitter this week to give away three Birdhouse decks, reassuring users, "This is not a scam; texts go directly to my phone and I will not sell your info, steal your identity or hack your crypto wallet."

And, indeed, three winners were chosen: a woman who is a medical student in the Army, a man 10 days away from getting married, and someone who's simply a huge fan, according to texts Hawk posted.

Of course, there are the more confusing texts almost guaranteed when a phone is posted online. Hawk also posted some of those:

"Top 5 texts (or derivations of) that I receive after posting my number: 1) Skamtebord 2) Do you know Joe? 3) Is this the Krusty Krab? 4) Is this really you? 5) You look like Tony Hawk," Hawk posted.

Though, considering Hawk often faces some form of the question, "are you Tony Hawk?" that's not all that surprising.