There are 10 different skaters available to play at the beginning of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD. They are:
- Tony Hawk
- Rodney Mullen
- Lyn-z Adams Hawkins Pastrana
- Eric Koston
- Andrew Reynolds
- Nyjah Huston
- Chris Cole
- Riley Hawk
- Jake Harrison (contest winner)
- Emily Westlund (contest winner)
There are also unlockable characters available in the game, and players can also play as their Avatars.
Each character has 10 stats to upgrade, eight unique skateboards, three special moves, and one alternate outfit. With each character, you can also customize grabs, flip tricks, lip tricks, and specials.