Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins

Not to be confused with Lyn-Z.
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins

Hawkins at X Games XV
Personal information
Full name Lyndsey Adams Hawkins Pastrana
Born (1989-09-21) September 21, 1989
San Diego, California, United States
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Country  United States
Sport Skateboarding

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.[1]

Hawkins was very athletic and started surfing at the age of 6.[2] She also participated in a variety of sports like soccer, baseball, basketball, and gymnastics.[3] Hawkins got into skateboarding after her brother, Tyler, bought her a membership at the Encinitas YMCA when she was six years old.[4]

Hawkins' often uses her artistic talents to customize the griptape on her skateboards. Many bear the letters RIP, in memory of her late father, who died in December 2003.[3]

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.[5] 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.


Hawkins is at the forefront of a very small group of professional female skaters. She is also one of a few skaters to skate the DC Mega Ramp, and the first female skater to do so.[6]

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.[7] 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.

Major sponsors include Volcom,[8] Nixon Watches, Birdhouse Skateboards, Oakley eyewear, Type-S wheels, S-one helmets, and K-five Boardshop.

In 2008, Hawkins appeared on the cover of Concrete Wave Magazine's annual Skateboard Directory.[9]

On November 21, 2009, Hawkins became the first female to land a 540 McTwist during the "Quiksilver Tony Hawk Show" in Paris, France.


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.[10]

Video games

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.


Skateboard videos

Hawkins is featured on a number of skate DVDs including Getting Nowhere Faster and the Groms series of DVDs , which highlight some of the top Grommets in various Extreme Sports.

Major contest results


  1. Ruibal, Sal (2004-09-16). "Teen takes quick ride to top of skateboarding world". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  2. "Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana | Biography | Girl Sports | Skateboard | Pictures". 1989-09-21. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
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  4. " News : Lyn-Z Adams/Hawkins Interview: Skateboarding's Next Generation".
  5. "410 - Content is gone - Red Bull".
  6. "Mega-LynZ". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  7. "X Games". Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  9. "ConcreteWave SEARCH / SPARK / STOKE". 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  10. "X Games". Retrieved 2013-06-03.

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