Yes it was and yes, he was giving out free skateboards! He hit the Mission Beach boardwalk and was passing out new Penny skateboards to promote a collaboration he has with the company. Sales of the boards will go to the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build local skateboard parks in low-income places. Check out the video below!
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 24: Laureus Academy Member Tony Hawk shows his skateboarding skills as he visits an urban skateboard park ahead of the Laureus World Sports Awards at Kiara Skate Park on March 24, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Laureus)(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Laureus)