“That’s a little girl! She’s ripping!”
When you think of skateboarders, who do you usually think of? Chances are you picture male teenagers, but along with the times, the skateboarding demographic has changed as well.
According to 2010 statistics, over 77% of skateboarders were male, which fits the stereotype of the sport that took off as “sidewalk surfing” in the 1940s and ’50s. But since the inception of skateboarding, more and more women have been joining the ranks of professionals or neighborhood enthusiasts, and now an eight year old is changing the face of the sport for good.
Described as “unexpected” and “raw,” Sky Brown just became the youngest female skater ever in the Vans US Open Pro Series. Here’s what that means for the sport.