Since the beginning of skateboarding, thousands of skateboards have been designed and created, all with their own unique designs and features. However, there are some skateboards out there that are so unique or treasured, that they come with a rather hefty price tag.
We've had a look around and found top 5 most expensive skateboards in history!
#5 – The Golden Skateboard - $15,000
The Golden Skateboard is definitely an interesting item. Created by a father and son who own a New York jewellery business, the pair decided one day to just completely cover a skateboard in pure gold.
Despite the fact that the skateboard is still fully functioning and ride-able, it goes without saying this item should only be used for display. Although, the owner himself did state “you can do whatever you want with it after you pay for it” so really if you are willing to splash $15,000, the choice is yours!
#4 – The Supreme Mundi - $20,000
At number 4, we have The Supreme Mundi. Adrian Wilson, a British Artist, created The Supreme Mundi to actually critique the art industry. The board itself is literally a wooden artist’s palette with wheels featuring a knock-off Supreme logo on the underneath.
Supreme themselves had nothing to do with this unique skateboard. Furthermore, despite not looking possible, The Supreme Mundi was actually skated on the sidewalks of the Lower East Side, confirming it is in fact a fully functioning skateboard. Nonetheless, The Supreme Mundi was auctioned away on eBay and sold for a total of $20,000.
Since, Adrian Wilson has said "This isn't just a usable novelty skateboard. This is a commentary on the 500 year wide artistic and financial hypebubble we are in right now."
#3 – Tony Hawk’s Very Own Beatle’s Blackbird Board - $27,000
Next up is definitely a board that almost every skater would dream of having. This skateboard was personally owned by Tony Hawk (used during his first pro skate demo in Mumbai, 2011) and also features The Beatles “Blackbird” lyrics which were hand-written and signed by Paul McCartney. As you can imagine, this board is truly one of a kind.
The skateboard was listed for auction during a fundraising event with the Tony Hawk Foundation to raise funds for free public skateboard parts in low income communities. The Boards + Bands event saw multiple pro skaters and artists team up to create unique boards to auction. The item sold for a total of $27,116, with all funds going to a good cause.
#2 – Bucky Lasek & Adam Yauch Four Duck Set - $35,000
Similarly to the Beatles Blackbird Board above, this set of 4 skateboards was also sold at a Tony Hawk auction, to raise money to build skateparks in the most needed areas of the US. Bucky Lasek and Adam Yauch, from the Beastie Boys, teamed up together to create the Four Duck Set.
One of the skateboards in the set was owned and used by Bucky, and the other 3 were brand new skateboards. In March 2012, Adam Yauch wrote a verse from the Beastie Boy’s song “Bodhisattva Vow” on each of the 3 new skateboards, shortly before he sadly passed away in the May.
The set of boards sold for £35,000 which resulted in a skatepark project in New York City, the hometown of Adam Yauch.
#1 – Jamie Thomas & Bob Dylan Blowin’ In The Wind Skateboard - $38,000
The most expensive skateboard in the world was also part of the Tony Hawk fundraising event that took place. Jamie Thomas and Bob Dylan collaborated together which resulted in the world’s most expensive skateboard ever.
The board features hand-written lyrics from Bob Dylan’s hit song, “Blowin’ In The Wind” and was also signed by Jamie Thomas. The board sold for a whopping $38,425, making it the most expensive and most-hyped skateboard ever to be sold.
From gold to knock-off Supreme to collaborations, there we have the top 5 most expensive skateboards ever. It’s pleasing to see that the top 3 most expensive skateboards were sold for non-profit purposes and raised money for a good cause within the skating community.