Tom Inouye

Name? Tom “Wally” Inouye.

Born? LA 1959. And been skating for over 40 of those years.

When Team Tunnel? 1976. -I skated freestyle, slalom, downhill, pools.

Tunnel memories? Riding with Waldo, Gregg, Doug, Rodd and drinking Mitchell’s wine collection.

Influences? Lopez, Reno, Fritz, Hakman, LB, BK. My fav skaters were/are Strople, Olsen and Adams.

Other teams you skated for? Sims, Caster, Tracker, Gyro.

Still skating? YES!

Still breathing? I'm doing this interview.

Family…? 2 kids, 2 dogs, 1 ferret, 1 wife.

Words to Live By? Conserve Water - Drain Your Pool & Believe in the Search!


  Tom "Wally" Inouye's Tracker ad
  Wally rips on a snowboard, too - Photo: courtesy Tom "Wally" Inouye