Andrew Hink (Hurricanehink)
Selfie of me
Selfie of me
Background information
Birth nameAndrew Hink
Born (1988-07-13) July 13, 1988 (age 32)
Somers Point, New Jersey
OriginOcean City, New Jersey
  • Piano rock
  • Music theatre
  • Musician
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Composer
  • Teacher
InstrumentsPiano - primary instrument since 1992 (twenty-seven years ago), Voice (Tenor), saxophone, guitar, ocarina, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, baritone, organ, etc.
Years active2005–present (with some WikiBreaks)
Associated acts
Hurricane Isabel from ISS.jpgThis user participates in
WikiProject Tropical cyclones.
Gay Pride Flag.svgThis user is a member of the LGBT community.
SNJ.PNGThis user goes down the shore.

Andrew Hink (known on Wikipedia as User:Hurricanehink) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist, and a Wikipedian since 2004. Hurricanehink has been a Wikipedia administrator since March 17, 2008.

About meEdit

I am a Wikipedia user, a member of the Tropical cyclone Wikiproject, and 2011 Wikicup winner. In addition, I'm a lifelong musician, pianist, and singer-songwriter. On December 28, 2012, I released my first album, Lindenwold, which includes a song called Hurricane.

I first became an anonymous user on December 27, 2004. My first anon edit was to the Wikipedia sandbox, changing the word hello to Hello. This was to test that I really could edit the articles. Minutes later, I made my first mainspace edit to the 1969 Atlantic hurricane season by adding Inga to the lead for notable storms. For 8 months, I continued to become better at articles, during which I created my first article; 1949 Atlantic hurricane season. I also created 1939, 1925, 1924, 1923, 1909, 1907, 1905, 1904, 1903, and 1902.

On August 11, 2005, I became a Wikipedia user; my last name is Hink, and I like hurricanes, so I chose the name Hurricanehink. My first Wikipedia edit as Hurricanehink was a fix for the 1903 Atlantic hurricane season article. I am currently #4 on the List of Wikipedians by featured article nominations.

I was born and raised in South Jersey, where I wrote a musical about life by the Jersey Shore called The Shoobie Show, which premiered in March 2018. I've been to all 50 states (Kansas was my last one, visited in 2017), and so I'm currently recording an album called The 50 States, featuring a song about every state. I moved to New York City in September 2020.

I hope to one day have a Wikipedia article about myself, but for that to happen, I have to do more in the world and pass the WP:NOTABLE criteria. If you're interested in my experience as a Wikipedian, check out this cool blog post on Wikimedia.

To doEdit


A few featured articles that I did a lot of work to have appeared on the main page.

List of my featured articles' appearance on the main page of Wikipedia.


Featured listsEdit



2011 WikiCup winner
You've Earned It!

For all of your tireless work on Tropical Cyclone-related articles, I award you the Original Barnstar. You've earned it through your hard work, both visible and invisible. You provide valuable info, make nice suggestion, create informative and accurate new article, and even correct my mistakes. You deserve this award today. Keep up the good work and congratulations again! Miss Madeline Talk to Madeline 23:08, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
juan andrés 01:57, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar

I award you this barnstar for your tireless work on tropical cyclone articles. Consider yourself congratulated! Sarsaparilla39 10:39, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
The Gerbil

I award you for starting the hurricane userbox trend. User:Gerbilfyed4 9:40, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar

I am proud to award you this barnstar for your contributions to the tropical cyclone project have been invaluable. The level of hard work and research you put into these articles is without precedent. §HurricaneERIC§Damagesarchive 22:07, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
  Featured writer's barnstar
Here's this Featured writer's barnstar, due to your prolific and high-quality work in tropical cyclone articles, which has made Wikipedia among the premier sources of cyclone information in the Internet. Titoxd(?!? - help us) 05:03, 31 May 2006 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar

I think you know why you deserve this; just look at all the articles you've written or improved. Not only are they articles, they're amazing articles! íslenska hurikein #12(samtal) 21:54, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
I, Titoxd, award you this Cyclone Barnstar for the high quality of your work in Cyclone-related articles. Titoxd(?!?) 06:52, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
Congratulations Hurricanehink! You are an excellent Wikipedian for working very hard to help and improve our tropical cyclones articles and images. Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody
The Featured Hurricane

I, Mitchazenia, give you this Featured Hurricane Articles Barnstar for you work on many featured articles.Mitchazenia 21:03, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
  The Tropical Cyclone Barnstar
I award you this tropical cyclone barnstar for all your fantastic work in the Wikipedia mainspace, especially in areas related to tropical storms. Your 5,500+ edits to articles, near 12,000 overall, and 15 months of service to Wikipedia demonstrate the highest level of dedication, and are greatly appreciated by everyone who views this fantastic encyclopaedia. Cheers, Daniel.Bryant T · C ] 02:57, 23 November 2006 (UTC)
Florida Cyclone Barnstar

I award you for the excellent quality and amount of work put in to List of Florida hurricanes and the lists formed from it. Seddon69 23:07, 25 October 2007 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Your endless contributions to articles on tropical cyclones have significantly helped Wikipedia's coverage on them. You have great determination in getting these articles featured, and hereby award you The Tireless Contributor Barnstar. Hello32020 (talk) 20:12, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
From The Signpost:

A number of editors continue to expand hurricane related coverage, with four separate topics listed (2003 Atlantic hurricane season, Florida hurricanes, Hurricane Isabel, and Retired Pacific hurricanes).

The "number of editors" clearly refers mainly to you. That's why you should get this. Miss Madeline | Talk to Madeline 00:58, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
  The Red Barnstar
For all the tireless efforts you've given to the tropical cyclone project over the years, even during your schooling. Your recent efforts to help increase productivity through the project through your FA contest and positive support of new editors over time continues to be appreciated. Thegreatdr (talk) 21:53, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
    The Award that Pawns all barnstars!
You deserve the greatest award to be given, the Award that Pawns all barnstars! You deserve it a lot. You're contributions are great, and you'll make a fine admin.


  • Mitch32contribs
  • WikiProject Tropical Cyclones
  • The 91 other supporters of your RFA
  The unofficial adminship barnstar
For working hard throughout the years, and finally becoming an administrator. May you use the tools well :) Juliancolton (Happy St. Patrick's day!) 22:23, 17 March 2008 (UTC)
The admins' T-shirt. Acalamari 15:18, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
  The Featured Article Medal
Awarded to Hurricanehink, current-record holder for most incumbent FAs. Astounding work! Blnguyen (bananabucket) 06:59, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
This award is given to acknowledge all the good work you've been doing on Wikipedia over the past 3 1/2 years. Consider it a lifetime achievement award. =) Thegreatdr (talk) 16:37, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
  The Editor's Barnstar
For making the FAC reviewers' jobs easier by having your articles pretty darned squared-away before you nominate them. Well done. Laser brain (talk) 05:27, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
File:Allaroundamazingbarnstar3.png All Around Amazing Barnstar
This Barnstar is given to you from ITFC+CANES=ME for being an Amazing Editor. You always seem to edit and you have inspired me. Do you ever sleep? Your Inspiration has definatly got me past 600 edits. Itfc+canes=me (talk) 20:21, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for fixing the timeline. For that I give you cookies in thanks. If any cookie's too big I'll cut it up into pieces and give it to you that way:) Thanks. Miss Madeline has given you some cookies! Cookies promote WikiLove and hopefully this one has made your day better. You can spread the "WikiLove" by giving someone else some cookies, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past or a good friend.

To spread the goodness of cookies, you can add {{subst:Cookies}} to someone's talk page with a friendly message, or eat this cookie on the giver's talk page with {{subst:munch}}!

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Thanks for always being around to help out (good community service.) I'm surprised you hadn't received this barnstar's one of the older ones. Thegreatdr (talk) 16:36, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
Your contributions are timeless. You have been a deserving administrator for a good eight months. You have written 42 featured articles, the WP:TROP record and second-highest of any Wikipedian. You are a highly sage and social part of the community. Wear this barnstar in pride, Hink, because you deserve it more than any other WP:WPTC member I know. --Dylan620 (Homeyadda yadda yaddaOoooohh!) 01:54, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

User:Hurricanehink has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Hurricanehink's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Hurricanehink!


A record of your Day will always be kept here.

  The Writer's Barnstar
For your amazing successful efforts at improving articles to FA quality on Wikipedia, in addition to your steadfast contributions of meticulously well sourced new article content. — Cirt (talk) 02:28, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
Wow!! What can I say? For almost six years, you have done superb work for Wikipedia. It's astonishing to see how much work you've done and accomplished during the time you've invested into Wikipedia. I believe everyone in Wikipedia should give you a big "Thank you!" for your tireless efforts. You especially, deserve recognition because hardworking Wikipedians like you are rare and few in between. Thank you for your services. And as always, have a nice day!   Regards, —Terrence and Phillip 03:21, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
  The Good Article Barnstar
Thanks Hurricanehink for helping to promote 1954 Atlantic hurricane season to Good Article status. Please accept this little sign of appreciation and goodwill from me, because you deserve it. Keep it up, and give some a pat on the back today. Sp33dyphil "Ad astra" 05:22, 7 October 2011 (UTC)
  WikiCup Winner!
Congratulations on winning the 2011 WikiCup, Hink! You deserve it! TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 00:34, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
  The Press Barnstar
In recognition of the press coverage that your work on the 1991 Perfect Storm has received, I hereby award you this Press Barnstar. Titoxd(?!? - cool stuff) 20:17, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
Thank you for helping to extend the SW Indian ocean TC articles back in time the other day. This is why I stay pseudo-active in wikipedia -- the opportunity to collaborate with others. Thegreatdr (talk) 03:56, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
  I am not fond of stuff like Barnstars but you deserve this beer for all the great work you've done, Featured Topics related. GamerPro64 15:04, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
  The Adopt-a-user Barnstar
I know it probably doesn't feel like you succeeded in accomplishing much of anything, but you were a lot more patient than most people would've been (certainly more patient than I would've been). While the adoption wasn't successful, you gave it your all, and for that, I think you deserve recognition. Inks.LWC (talk) 03:00, 26 June 2013 (UTC)
  The Special Barnstar
For being so welcoming and nice to me when I began editing as a novice IP user 5 years ago. You introduced me to some basic policies, which caused me to begin the slow process of cutting down on original research, and sourcing more often, as well as making less slopy/unintentionally disruptive edits. It was also your recommendation that eventually persuaded me to create my account. You have made me a better Wikipedian, so I would like to award you this barnstar as a symbol of my appreciation. Thank you for everything, and keep up the good work! :) LightandDark2000 (talk) 10:32, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
  The Tropical Cyclone Barnstar
For your years of expertise editing in the field of tropical cyclones. I can't thank you enough for your work!   LightandDark2000 (talk) 22:56, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
  The Content Creativity Barnstar
For your amazing work on Hurricane EmilyAuree 22:05, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
  The WikiChevrons
For your contributions to the article Typhoon Nabi you are hereby presented with the WikiChevrons! While not specifically related to the Military history WikiProject, the typhoon is mentioned in the article to have had an impact on the military forces in the region - enough, I judge, to justify awarding you the WikiChevrons. Congratulations! For the Military history WikiProject Coordinators, TomStar81 (Talk) 05:20, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
  The Original Barnstar
Thank you for helping me join! Tardis459 (talk) 16:26, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
  The Barnstar of Diligence
You have probably gotten a few of these already, but you deserve another for all of your amazing edits, and hard work to make articles better constantly, so hats off to you :) Weatherman27 (talk) 15:57, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
  The Teamwork Barnstar
While not an FA yet, I would like to give this to you in appreciation of your help on Hurricane Willa. Thank you for adding in the United States content and helping to finish off Mexico. I also really appreciated the copy edits. Keep up the good work and see you at the FAC! NoahTalk 19:22, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
  "Helping new users" award
All I need to do is look at User talk:Chicdat#Article suggestions to see how much you've helped me in Wikipedia. Here are the articles you told me to make: List of Alabama hurricanes, List of intense tropical cyclones, List of ESCSs and List of Category 2 Atlantic hurricanes. (Did I mention you made me a confirmed user and a page mover?) 🐔Chicdat ChickenDatabase 13:24, 30 April 2020 (UTC)
  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Hurricanehink- Thank you for welcome me to Wikipedia and for all your work on Tropical Cyclones. I also wish you luck on your music and concents. Destroyeraa 14:41, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
  The Reviewer Barnstar
Thank you for completing 16 reviews in the April–May 2020 GAN Backlog drive. Your work helped us to reduce the backlog by over 60%. Regards, Harrias talk 08:05, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Why you didn't get the new version of this barnstar? You deserve this! You have done a lot of work to make this WikiProject complete enough for 15th anniversary. Without you, WikiProject Tropical cyclones will not look like perfect enough for that anniversary. SMB99thx my edits 01:49, 3 October 2020 (UTC)
  The Writer's Barnstar
A Barnstar for you Janm 7 (talk) 08:19, 20 October 2020 (UTC)