7 year old skateboard sensation!
"Skateboarding has taught me that if I try my best I can do anything. Also it doesnt matter that I'm a girl or that I'm small.."
Sky Brown, 7, Skateboarding
How old are you & what sports do you play?
I`m 7 and I like to Skate, Surf, BMX, Dance actually anything thats fun..
What has sports taught you that you think you'll use later in life?
It has taught me that if I try my best I can do anything. Also it doesnt matter that I'm a girl or that I'm small.. My heart is Big and Strong and I can be as good as or even better than the boys or even big people.. Also Skating teaches me to be Brave and Take Risks. I dont think or worry about stuff too much and just give it a Try, and you never know you might actually make it.... .. when I'm older I think its gonna help me be a strong Tough kickass Woman.
How do you feel when you accomplish something you never have before on a skateboard?
It's such a good feeling when I make a new trick or even just getting a super clean Trick or line down.. BUT..My Favorite feeling ever is when there is something new or super scary.. Then I just get in my "superhero princess" mode and I just GO even when I`m scared this is when I feel the most happy..I'm in the Zone and I love it and I wanna do it all day just stay excited and thrilled and a little bit scared hahahaha and it's soo fun to see the look on all the boys faces..
What advice would you give to your 5-year-old self?
Eat those vegetables they aren`t that bad, when you get used to them!!!.. kind of..
What are the top 3 things you have to be to succeed in your sport?
Oh you definitely have to be pretty tough and brave but most of all be determined and don't quit, cause you will get it...I think to really succeed at skating and surfing you just need to be able to have fun.. its not about contests or winning its about having fun.. I think too many kids (and parents) get so caught up in contests or being the best and have forgotten why they started it.. this isn't work or study this is what we do for fun. Whoever is enjoying it the most is the real winner..
Anything else you want to tell us about skateboarding?
Just wanna say that there are no rules and there are no limits, there is no proper way.. so just go out there and do it your way, and just OWN your style!!! Not everyone may like it but the people that do, like you for you.. My little Bro Ocean tries all these kooky tricks and I`m sometimes like, DUDE there is no way you are gonna stick that.. and then what the hell!! He will make it and i'll be like Damn dude..Skating is freedom. Surfing is Stoke!! It might be a sport but it's definitely not a contest.. not for me anyways..
What's the latest thing you've accomplished?
Hmmm yesterday I got K grinds on the big kurb and stuck a Judo Air over the spine..
What's your goals for this summer?
Just to paddle into some bigger waves and get some fat barrels and airs..also definitely want to skate more Vert and some bigger concrete pools and bowls..
Can you tell us more about what's happening this summer!?!
.....Sorry. Its a secret. hahaha...