Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins
Hawkins at X Games XV
|Full name||Lyndsey Adams Hawkins Pastrana|
September 21, 1989 |
San Diego, California, United States
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
Lyndsey "Lyn-Z" Adams Hawkins (born September 21, 1989) is an American professional skateboarder.
History and family
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins was born in San Diego and raised in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, although spent part of her childhood growing up in Sayulita, Mexico, just outside Puerto Vallarta. Her legal name is Lyndsey, and Adams is her middle name. She started using the nickname Lyn-Z in the 4th grade.
Hawkins was very athletic and started surfing at the age of 6. She also participated in a variety of sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, and gymnastics. Hawkins got into skateboarding after her brother, Tyler, bought her a membership at the Encinitas YMCA when she was six years old.
On June 4, 2011, Hawkins and boyfriend Travis Pastrana were engaged at the Nitro Circus Live World Tour in Las Vegas, when Pastrana stopped the show in the middle of the show and got on one knee. On October 29, 2011 Hawkins and Pastrana were married in front of several family and friends in Southern California, near the home of Hawkins. On February 26, 2013 Hawkins and Pastrana announced on their personal Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages that they are expecting their first child due in September 2013. Hawkins gave birth to a girl named Addy Ruth on Labor Day, September 2, 2013. For August 5, 2014 she announced in her personal page that she and Pastrana were expecting their second child due in February 2015. She gave to birth to a girl named Bristol Murphy on February 9, 2015.
Due to a broken arm in 2005, and a torn ACL (resulting in surgery) in 2006, Lyn-Z has missed out on many competitions. In lieu of participating, she was the on-camera host for the girls competition at the West 49 Canadian Open in Hamilton, Ontario in September 2006.
In 2007, Hawkins returned to competition, and won the gold medal in the Women's Vert competition at X Games 13 in Los Angeles. In 2008, she placed second in the same competition, and in 2009 she returned to win another gold medal in 1st place, also in the Women's Vert competition.
While focused mainly on skateboarding, Hawkins is also an avid snowboarder. She has recently begun entering snowboarding competitions. In 2007, her year-end National ranking was 23rd in Slopestyle and 9th in Halfpipe.
Hawkins made her video game debut as a playable skater in Tony Hawk's Project 8. She was the second female as a playable skater to appear in the Tony Hawk's video game series, the first being Elissa Steamer. She also appeared in Tony Hawk: Ride, Tony Hawk: Shred, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD.
Major contest results
- West 49 Canadian Open, Toronto, Ontario, 20th place (street)
- Pro Tec Pool Party, Orange, California, 5th place (bowl)
- X Games 11, Los Angeles, California, 2nd place (vert)
- X Games 11, Los Angeles, California, 9th place (street)
- Globe World Cup, Melbourne, Australia, 4th place (street)
- Globe World Cup, Melbourne, Australia, 8th place (mens vert - best trick)
- Tampa Am, Tampa, Florida, 3rd place (mens vert)
- X Games 10, Los Angeles, California, 1st place (vert)
- X Games 10, Los Angeles, California, 4th place (street)
- Gallaz Skate Jam, Dortmund, Germany, 6th place (street)
- Vans Triple Crown, Cleveland, Ohio, 99th place (street)
- Vans Triple Crown, Cleveland, Ohio, 14th place (mens vert)
- Vans Triple Crown, Vancouver, British Columbia, 12th place (street)
- Vans Triple Crown, Vancouver, British Columbia, 8th place (vert)
- Globe World Cup, Melbourne, Australia, 8th place (street)
- X Games 9, Los Angeles, California, 3rd place (vert)
- X Games 9, Los Angeles, California, 2nd place (street)
- Next Cup, Aguanga, California, 2nd place (mens street)
- Next Cup, Aguanga, California, 3rd place (highest wall)
- Slam City Jam, Vancouver, British Columbia, 3rd place (vert)
- Slam City Jam, Vancouver, British Columbia, 5th place (street)
- West 49 Canadian Open, Toronto, Ontario, 14th place (street)
- Ruibal, Sal (2004-09-16). "Teen takes quick ride to top of skateboarding world". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- "Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana | Biography | Girl Sports | Skateboard | Pictures". Kidzworld.com. 1989-09-21. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- Skateboard Directory interview with Lyn-Z Adams
- "Mega-LynZ". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- "X Games". Expn.go.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- "ConcreteWave SEARCH / SPARK / STOKE". Concretewavemagazine.com. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- "X Games". Expn.go.com. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
- Official website
- EXPN Profile
- Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins at the Internet Movie Database
- A video of Lyn-Z skateboarding
- Lyn-z Adams Hawkins skating the mega-ramp
- Lyn-Z S.P.O.T profile
- TheSideProject.com Interview