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A skateboarder is a person who practices the action sport of skateboarding. In the recent years, skateboarding has emerged as a popular recreational activity and the sport will be represented at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. There are various renowned skaters who have helped to popularize the sports. Among these, the name of Anthony Frank Hawk stands out. Highly talented and flexible, Hawk is considered by many to be one of the most successful and influential pioneers of modern vertical skateboarding. He is also well known for completing the first documented 900. Another famous skater is Nyjah Imani Huston, who is the highest paid skateboarder in the world. When talking of famous skaters, how can we miss the name of Rodney Mullen? Not only is he an exceptionally talented skater, but also the inventor of the backside flip, 360 flip, and one-footed Ollie among others. Skating is a sport equally popular among both men and women. Some female skaters who have made a name for themselves in the field are Janette Ahrens, Tenley Albright, Lisa-Marie Allen, and Katherine Healy. Check out this section to know more about some of the greatest skateboarders of the world!
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Bam Margera
(American Former Professional Skateboarder, Stunt Performer)
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Birthdate: September 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

Professional skateboarder and stunt performer Bam Margera gained fame with the reality show Jackass. He has also hosted his own TV and radio shows, produced a video series, and appeared as an animated character in the Tony Hawk game franchise. He has directed films and also owns a music label.

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Rob Dyrdek
(Skateboarder, Actor, Entrepreneur)
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Birthdate: June 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kettering, Ohio, United States

Rob Dyrdek is an American actor, producer, television personality, entrepreneur, and former professional skateboarder. He is credited with creating the popular animated TV series Wild Grinders where he voiced Lil Rob, the series' main character. A prominent skateboarder during his skateboarding career, Dyrdek was named by FoxWeekly in its list of the most influential skateboarders of all-time in 2014.

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Stacy Peralta
(American Film Director and Former Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: October 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Sky Brown
(British-Japanese Professional Skateboarder and Surfer)
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Birthdate: July 12, 2008
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miyazaki, Japan
Born to a Japanese mother and a British father, Sky Brown is a self-taught skateboarder who learned the art from YouTube videos. At age 10, she became the world’s youngest professional skateboarder. The Dancing with the Stars: Juniors winner had a near-death experience after a skateboarding accident in 2020.
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Tony Hawk
(Pioneer of Modern Vertical Skateboarding)
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Birthdate: May 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carlsbad, California, United States

Tony Hawk, nicknamed The Birdman, reinvented vertical skateboarding and became the first person to complete the "900" skateboarding trick. He owns a video game series, has launched a YouTube channel, and has collaborated to create the Emojipedia skateboarding emoji. The Birdhouse owner also contributes to building skateparks for the underprivileged.

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Jay Adams
(American Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: February 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 15, 2014
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Rodney Mullen
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: August 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States
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Ryan Sheckler
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: December 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Clemente, California, United States
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Bob Burnquist
(Brazilian-American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: October 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ali Boulala
(professional skateboarder who has appeared in the Flip Skateboards videos Sorry and Really Sorry)
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Birthdate: January 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
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Miki Ando
(Figure skater)
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Birthdate: December 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nagoya
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Nyjah Huston
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: November 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Davis, California, United States
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Dylan Rieder
(American Professional Skateboarder and Model)
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Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, California, United States
Died: October 12, 2016
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Keegan Palmer
(Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: March 13, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
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Daisuke Takahashi
(Figure skater)
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Birthdate: March 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kurashiki
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Lizzie Armanto
(American-Finnish Skateboarder and First Female Skater to Ride the Loop)
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Birthdate: January 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

American-Finnish skateboarder Lizzie Armanto is not just a Nitro World Games gold medal winner but also has an X Games silver medal in her kitty. She was part of the Finnish national team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She was also the first female skater to ride the Loop ramp successfully.

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Nobunari Oda
(Figure skater, Tarento)
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Birthdate: March 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ōsaka
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Arto Saari
(Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: November 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Seinäjoki

Arto Saari is a Finnish skateboarder and photographer. He achieved popularity as a skateboarder when he took part at the 1998 World Championship event in Germany at the age of 16. He is also famous for appearing as a playable character in video games like Tony Hawk's Underground and Evolution Skateboarding. 

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Tom Penny
(English Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: April 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Tony Alva
(American Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: September 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
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Stevie Williams
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: December 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Steve Caballero
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: November 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
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Steven Fernandez
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: February 27, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
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Sean Malto
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: September 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States
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Keenan Milton
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: August 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: United States
Died: July 5, 2001
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Paul Rodriguez
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: December 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Sluggo Boyce
(Canadian Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: September 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
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Patti McGee
(American Former Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: August 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
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Natas Kaupas
(American Former Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: March 23, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
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Mike Vallely
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: June 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edison, New Jersey, United States
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Mark Gonzales
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: June 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Gate, California, United States
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Jimmy Shea
(American Skeleton Racer)
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Birthdate: June 10, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Letícia Bufoni
(Brazilian-American Professional Street Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: April 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
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Lance Mountain
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: June 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
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Joao Kabecao
(Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died: May 5, 2020
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Jamie Thomas
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: October 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Florida, United States
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Guy Mariano
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: March 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Eric Koston
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: April 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
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Elissa Steamer
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: July 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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Ed Templeton
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: July 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Garden Grove, California, United States
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Chris Haslam
(Canadian Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: December 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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Chris Cole
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: March 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Statesville, North Carolina, United States
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Andrew Reynolds
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: June 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida, United States
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Alexis Sablone
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: August 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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Aaron Homoki
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: February 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Daewon Song
(American Professional Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: February 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
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Ben Azelart
(American Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: January 10, 2002
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Texas, United States
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Trixie Trujillo
(Skateboarder)
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Birthdate: September 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: United States