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Surfbort coach Tony Hawk in new “Open Your Eyes” video—watch

Watch Tony Hawk get screamed at by Surfbort in the new visual.

April 22, 2022
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Surfbort have released a new music video for “Open Your Eyes” featuring skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. The track comes off their 2021 album, Keep On Truckin’.

The visual features the band coaching Hawk as he skateboards, seemingly unimpressed with his tricks.

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Hawk spoke about working with the band in a press release, saying, “I was honored to be featured in Surfbort’s video! The new album is great, and ‘Open Your Eyes’ is an inspirational song for these tumultuous times.”

Surfbort‘s Dani Miller and Alex Kilgore also spoke about working with the skateboarding icon in a press release.

“It was so rad hanging with Tony Hawk for ‘Open Your Eyes,’” Miller says. “He is such a talented, incredible human, and we share the same self-deprecating humor. He let me scream at him and tell him he sucks, and then he let me skate him as my skateboard! The video of us refereeing and yelling at Tony relates to real life. If people are telling you you suck or trying to bring you down pushing through and skating through to the good times is what life is about! He also did a trick over me, kinda one of the coolest moments of my life. We also had a pizza party!”

“‘Open Your Eyes’ is ultimately a song about navigating life’s difficulties with grace, so Tony Hawk seemed like an obvious fit,” Kilgore adds. “Not only is he the embodiment of physical grace; he also gracefully transitioned so many obstacles and injuries, currently skating two weeks after breaking his femur.”

Watch the video for “Open Your Eyes” below.

Written by Taylor Linzinmeir