Tony Hawk Twitter Scavenger Hunt

How will you be spending April 15? Don’t say ‘submitting my taxes last minute’ if you’re in the U.S. because you couldn’t anyway – it’s a Sunday. If you’re lucky enough to be located in a participating area, you may want to consider following Tony Hawk’s scavenger hunt on Twitter – the prizes are pretty saw-weet.

Tony Hawk’s Twitter Hunt (#THTH) is in its fourth year. Tony and his team hide prizes in public (though hidden) locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, South Africa and across Continental Europe and Tony tweets clues to each item’s location throughout the day. When a prize is located, whoever finds it is asked to post a photo of the item and send an @reply to Tony so he and his team can let other scavenger hunters know that the item has been found.

According to Tony (in the video below), winners will find skateboards (of course), guitars, stereos and all kinds of goodies donated by various sponsors.

Providing a bit more detail about this year’s prize packages, shares that the hunt will also include golf gear, bicycles, toys, clothing, smart phones, video games, snack foods and drinks, gift certificates and much more. And glove and goggle manufacturer, Drop, posted this tweet showing items its contributing to the event. also shares that “the day will conclude with a huge, live skateboarding exhibition along with free food and prizes.” And that Tony will reveal the secret location of this event sometime on Saturday via Twitter – so watch for it!

Right now it appears the hallmark #THTH hashtag used for the event is being used to share “Thankful Thursday” tweets, but that shouldn’t be a problem. The skateboarding legend seems big on sharing if one goes by the rules posted on his Twitter Hunt page (this one is a favorite):

Will you be joining in the hunt? And have any of you participated in previous years?

(Tony Hawk photo from Shutterstock)

@MaryCLong Mary C. Long is Chief Ghost at Digital Media Ghost. She writes about everything online and is published widely, with a focus on privacy concerns, specifically social sabotage.